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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:12 AM
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Eight more US soldiers killed in Iraq
Edited on Sat May-19-07 08:45 AM by maddezmom
Source: AFP

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Eight more American troops were killed In Iraq, seven of them on a single day, the US military said Saturday, amid raging violence and a desperate search for three captured soldiers.

Three US soldiers were killed Friday when their vehicle was bit by a bomb northeast of Baghdad, and two more in an ambush inside the city in which a gunmen opened fire on a patrol already hit by a roadside booby-trap

Another soldier died in combat in western Iraq, one was shot dead while on foot patrol in Baghdad and the eighth was killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb south of the capital that wounded two US and two Iraqi troops


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U.S. soldiers killed in explosion in northern Iraq
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- Three U.S. soldiers were killed in an explosion near their vehicle Friday in the restive northern Iraqi province of Diyala, the U.S. military said.

All three were Task Force Lightning soldiers.

With the deaths, 58 U.S. military service members have been killed this month and 3,409 have been killed since the start of the war.

Last week a U.S. military commander in charge of northern Iraqi operations said that the central government needs to better help its soldiers, police and governments in the provinces, and he said more troops are needed in restive Diyala province.

"We have put additional forces in there over that last couple months, an additional Stryker battalion, but I'm going to need additional forces in Diyala province to get that situation to a more acceptable level," said Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commander of Multi-National Division-North and the 25th Infantry Division.


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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:17 AM
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1. RIP, Troops.
I wish you had not died in an unjustified occupation in Iraq.

Bush failed to attack our true enemies to get on top of the oil.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:18 AM
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2. my gawd. just no words for this! And Congress is enabling the slaughter of
these troops and many innocents!
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liberal renegade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:35 AM
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5. They obviously have no trouble sleeping
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Red Zelda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:33 AM
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3. Thanks, George. Thanks, Dick.
You criminal sons-0f-bitches.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:34 AM
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4. Taps: Honor the dead, protest the war
Taps is played at 10:00pm. Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day. Can we the Democratic Nation (now a tribe ya'know) play taps for our war dead Memorial Day night. Honor our dead and protest the war. Simply go to http://bands.army.mil/music/bugle / and save Taps on your computer. Copy it to a CD , take the speakers to a window at 10:00pm Memorial Day and press play.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:40 AM
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6. If it's a good idea...pass it on
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:48 AM
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9. Hi thunder rising!
Thanks for the idea & welcome to DU. :hi:+
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:41 AM
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7. ICC says 63 US troops killed in May. Of course, numbers have to
be adjusted for mistakes, etc.

What a horrible mess. RIP, soldiers, and peace abd hugs to your families and loved ones.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 08:47 AM
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8. AFP has the number for May @ 69
:(
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 09:39 AM
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11. Even at 58
that's about on pace for another hundred body bags this month. Anybody agree with me that so-called immigration reform is about distracting us from the war?
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 12:34 PM
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14. That is a good possibility. Why now the big push to give
illegals a legal status? Blows my mind. Closing the border is much more critical. No wonder Congress has such low ratings. Their ratings went up slightly when the Dems took control and then dropped again. What does that say? Dems are not holding the repubs feet to the fire on Iraq in particular and quite possibly impeachment.
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Rydz777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 09:38 AM
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10. Support our troops by bringing them home NOW. This has
gotten well beyond the stage where political debates make any sense. Bush needs to be confronted head on by the Democratic Congress and told that setting our troops up as sitting ducks will no longer be tolerated. We can only imagine the grief that the families of the fallen are feeling at this continuing disaster.
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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 10:58 AM
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12. ALL foreign troops should leave Iraq.
This is all sad, but I would hate to see NATO or some other group step in to take the pressure off the US in the occupation. The US broke it and should bear total responsibility materially and in terms of lives lost. It seems that some "anti-war" forces want foreign powers to step in to let the US sneak out with "pride intact." No, this is a defeat and should be universally acknowledged as such.
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BrokenBeyondRepair Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 12:09 PM
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13. translation - 16 killed, 50 wounded
and 1/2 the wounded will prolly die within the month

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 12:35 PM
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15. One every 10 1/2 hours since the beginning of this criminal adventure.
:grr: :cry:
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 12:53 PM
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16. Backpage news
Found the report on the five killed the other day buried deep within the morning paper. The apathy is amazing.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 01:18 PM
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17. Got CNN Headline News and no mention
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