Tuesday, December 26, 2006

American Casualties in Iraq Surpass Casualties on 9/11

Another milestone in the Iraq war:

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. military on Tuesday announced the deaths of six more American soldiers, pushing the U.S. military death toll since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003 to at least 2,978 - five more than the number killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

The milestone came with the deaths of the three soldiers Monday and three more Tuesday in roadside bomb attacks near Baghdad, the military said.

And you can expect the casualty count to continue to increase after the Decider sends in an additional 20,000-30,000 American troops to police the Sunni/Shia civil war in Iraq.

What was the reason for the Iraq invasion and occupation again? WMD's? Al Qaeda ties? Fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them in London and Madrid? Making democracy flower in Iraq and then across the whole Mideast?

All bullshit - now we're there to police the civil war Bush started when he took down Saddam without enough troops to handle post-invasion security, the burgeoning Sunni insurgency, or the sectarian violence inflamed by that insurgency.

Nice work, dickheads.

After everything else they've gotten wrong with the war policy and strategy so far, does anyone but the most ardent Bush apologist really think the new "surge" policy is going to work?

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