Wednesday, January 26, 2005Jesus
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thirty-one U.S. troops were reported killed in a helicopter crash and five more died in insurgent attacks Wednesday in the deadliest day for American forces since they invaded Iraq 22 months ago.
The military confirmed casualties to reporters but gave no figures, as search and rescue teams scoured the area. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
"Obviously, anytime you lose life it is a sad moment," Bush told a White House news conference. Mounting U.S. deaths have increased public pressure for a clearer exit strategy from Iraq.
Four U.S. Marines were killed in action in Anbar province, and an American soldier died in a rocket-propelled grenade attack north of Baghdad, U.S. officials said.
George W. Bush is a swine.
PS: Critics will point out that no matter what Bush said in response to these deaths, I would find it incorrect. And that's exactly right. Bush had the opportunity to make the right decision regarding Iraq back in March of 2003, and he did not. Since then, every decision and every move is by definition a wrong one. No amount of wiggling will erase his first barbaric, grossly incorrect choice.
Update: And apparently, this is going to continue for two more years (at least). Where will the money come from? Where will we find the troops? And what's the fucking point?