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Friday, June 29, 2007

About that "surge" in Iraq


I think it's safe to say that it's not working.
A huge bomb explosion followed by a hail of gunfire and grenades killed five U.S. soldiers, the military said Friday. The attack came as the Pentagon tallied up the deadliest three-month period for Americans since the war began.

Seven soldiers were wounded in the attack Thursday in the Rasheed district, a mixed Sunni-Shiite area of southern Baghdad where U.S.-led forces recently stepped up pressure on extremists. The commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad suggested the ambush could be part of an escalating backlash by Sunni insurgents.

Those deaths brought to 99 the number of U.S. troops killed this month, according to an Associated Press count. The toll for the past three months _ 329 _ made it the deadliest quarter for U.S. troops in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion. That surpasses the 316 soldiers killed during November 2004 to January 2005.
As Holy Joe Lieberman continues his "stay the course" nonsense and Chris Shays proves that he's the most dishonest Congressman in the country, more Americans are dying in Iraq for a senseless war based on lies.

Although we can't do anything about George Bush's favorite Democrat Senator, you CAN do something about Shameless Shays by giving a donation to the Jim Himes campaign.

Help give the current Congressman from the 4th district the boot in 2008!