November 17, 2005
I Actually Agree With The Wingnuts:
The "2,000 dead" figure in the Iraq war was completely insignificant. In a matter of weeks, we're already up to 2,080:
The US military announced the death of a US soldier killed in Iraq, the 10th serviceman to die in two days at a time when US opinion is turning against the war.Gosh, everything seems to be going swimmingly well in Iraq. I'm so glad we saw the last throes of the insurgency earlier this year.
The latest victim, who died Wednesday of wounds sustained in a Baghdad bomb explosion, brings to at least 2,080 the number of US military personnel killed in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion, according to an AFP tally based on the independent Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.
Five marines also died Wednesday in a firefight in Ubaydi near the Syrian border in western Iraq, the military said.
The New York Times newspaper, which has a correspondent with troops in the area, said 11 marines were also wounded in the clash which erupted after they were caught in an ambush on a farm on the outskirts of the town.