Sunday, March 23, 2008

4000 U. S. Deaths in Iraq!

Sunni Awakening guardsmen are angry because the Iraqi government hasn't been paying them the wages they were promised and Shiite militias have been chafing against continuing the cease-fire their leader negotiated with the Iraqi government.

The Surge was supposed to give the Iraqi government breathing room to make progress, but Iraqi politicians have wasted the time... and the lives of Iraqi's and Americans.
U.S. death toll in Iraq conflict reaches 4,000
Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a bomb blast in southern Baghdad late
Sunday, raising the death toll for American forces since start of the war just
over five years ago to at least 4,000, according to the Pentagon.

On ABC's This Week this morning, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) defended his opposition to the surge last year, saying that, "We have lost over 900 dead Americans since the surge. Now if you want to dismiss that as 'success' that would be your interpretation."

Shelling Hits Green Zone; Scores Killed Elsewhere in Iraq
By Sholnn Freeman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, March 24, 2008; Page A09

BAGHDAD, March 23 -- Mortar and rocket attacks early Sunday pounded the Green Zone, the heavily fortified U.S.-Iraqi military complex, on a day in which at least 58 people were killed in violence across the country. ...

... The Green Zone shelling and the other attacks across Iraq marked an escalation of violence as the war has entered its sixth year. ...

1 comment:

Ozy said...

That Bastard should be in Iraq sniffing out IEDS!