Saturday, June 23, 2007

Eight U.S. Soldiers Are Killed in Iraq Violence

Eight American servicemen were reported to have died in Iraq on Saturday, bringing the four-day death toll to at least 23 as insurgents continued to use huge roadside bombs to rip through combat vehicles.
The deadliest attack on Saturday killed four American soldiers in combat northwest of Baghdad. Insurgents detonated a roadside bomb near the soldiers’ vehicle. An Iraqi working as an interpreter for the Americans was wounded.

Though the military did not specify the location of the attack, American forces have been stepping up patrols and other operations in the area immediately northwest of here as part of new offensives to try to bring some control to the insurgent-dominated belts around the capital. The area northwest of Baghdad had been left largely untouched, American officials say, allowing Sunni militants to use the sparsely populated area as a sanctuary.
Did this report say Sunni militants? Didn't they get the memo that now all insurgents are called al-Qaeda? It seems since we decided to arm the Sunni militants, who are supposed to fight the sudden surge of al-Qaeda in Iraq, they are supposed to be our allies. How many of our soldiers do they have to kill until they are again classified as enemies?

What is really happening is that the United States has chosen sides in a civil war. They have decided that the Sunni Muslims must defeat the Shi'ite Muslims to curtail the influence of Iran. When the Sunni militants become too aggressive and actually kill our soldiers they are then referred to as al-Qaeda. Are you with me so far?
You see the Sunni militants can do more than one thing at a time and arming them is causing the deaths of even more of our troops. Oh and lets not forget that Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim.

The only winner in this war so far has been Iran who has seen their influence in the region grow as a result of this war. We have spent over $500 billion dollars, close to 3600 American lives and an unknown number of dead Iraqis to embolden Iran. Now that is one great foreign policy. Who says the finest minds aren't part of the Bush Administration?

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