Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Another bad day in Iraq

The endless stream of bad news just keeps coming out of Iraq.

Yesterday, Memorial Day, ten more American soldiers were killed in Iraq.

Ten more good people, in the prime of their lives, struck down for George Bush's war.

That's ten more families who are suffering right now from a completely devastating loss.

All because Goddamned George Bush refuses to give an inch when it might be construed as admitting to a mistake.

From CNN.Com:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Ten U.S. troops died in Iraq on Monday, including eight killed in a deadly chain of events that began when a U.S. helicopter was shot down, according to a U.S. military official.

Both helicopter pilots were killed.

Two Bradley fighting vehicles rushing to the helicopter crash site were hit by exploding roadside bombs, killing six soldiers and injuring three, the official said.

In a separate attack on Memorial Day, two other U.S. soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb while conducting a "combat security patrol" in southern Baghdad, the U.S. military said.

The eight deaths related to the chopper crash occurred in volatile Diyala province between Baquba and Muqdadiya, the U.S. military announced on Tuesday.

The pilots were flying an observation mission over a major supply route when their wingman -- on a Kiowa flying nearby -- reported heavy machine-gun fire in the area.

After the helicopter went down, a quick-reaction force was called in to recover it, the official said, and the two Bradleys were blown up by roadside bombs.

Air assault forces came in by helicopter, recovered the bodies of the two pilots and destroyed the downed chopper.

The U.S. military statement said all of those killed were from Task Force Lightning, the force that patrols northern stretches of Iraq, including Diyala.
More of this story is available at CNN.Com.

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