Monday, July 28, 2003


Michael Georgy of Reuters via WaPo:

"One 1st Armored Division soldier died and three others were wounded ... when an unknown number of individuals dropped an improvised explosive device from an overpass onto their convoy," U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

Two of the wounded had already returned to duty.

The incident highlighted the ease with which attackers target U.S. troops. The weapon was dropped on a heavily armed group and the assailant quickly melted away in an area that was not densely populated.

In the past 10 days alone, 17 have died at the hands of a largely unseen enemy, making it the bloodiest period for U.S. forces since Saddam Hussein was toppled in April.

"Mission accomplished" my Aunt Fanny.

Wonder how long before the administration gives up the "spike" spin and concedes that killing Saddam's sons had nothing to do with the Iraqi insurgency. And let's count our blessings, eh? The Shi'ites are quiet....