Monday, October 23, 2006

Just another day in the life and death of Iraq XIX

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Yes, Sunday was another deadly day in Iraq:

At least 15 Iraqi police recruits were killed Sunday when two buses taking them to Baghdad were ambushed by insurgents north of the capital, a local police official said. Twenty-five recruits were injured in the attack, and 20 others were kidnapped, he said.

The U.S. military on Sunday announced the deaths of four soldiers and a Marine, bringing the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq this month to 83 -- the highest monthly toll since 84 U.S. troops were killed in November 2005. Attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces in Baghdad have increased 43 percent since midsummer, U.S. military officials say.

What is there to say at this point? Except that Bush is a liar. It was "Stay the course" ad nauseam until, on Sunday to George Stephanopoulos (via Think Progress), he said this: "Well, hey, listen, we’ve never been “stay the course,” George. We have been — we will complete the mission, we will do our job, and help achieve the goal, but we’re constantly adjusting to tactics. Constantly."

What a bunch of fucking nonsense.

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