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skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, July 21, 2003

the war that keeps on giving part one dead, three wounded

another u.s. soldier was killed in baghdad today, and three others wounded, according to the dod defense link.

an attack in baghdad today killed one soldier from the 1st armored division and wounded three others at roughly 10:30 a.m. local time. the attack also killed an iraqi interpreter working with the coalition. a u.s. central command news release said the troops were in a vehicle that hit an "improvised explosive device" in the as sulaykh district. the soldiers then came under small-arms fire.

various agencies now put the total number of americans dead in iraq at various numbers. our favorite source, lunaville, has the tally at 115 since the day the statue died. however, they list 93 dead since awol proclaimed "mission accomplished" on may 1st, while the boston globe counts the number at 95.

whichever number is right, it's far too high.

posted by skippy at 4:41 PM |


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