Iraq - Further Carnage In The Illegal Occupation
From AFP via Raw Story comes the report that fourteen U.S. troops died as a result of a helicopter crash in northern Iraq.
"Initial indications are the aircraft experienced a mechanical malfunction. There were no indications of hostile fire," the task force said, as the number of US troops to have died since the 2003 invasion climbed to 3,719.Note: We are no longer referring to anything concerning Iraq as "war." It is not war. It is an illegal occupation of a sovereign nation. The war is long since over. And the mission has not been accomplished.
Shortly afterwards, a suicide bomber struck in Task Force Lightning's area of reponsibility, ploughing his explosives-laden truck into a police station in the town of Baiji, killing 15 civilians and five policemen.
Doctor Saad Jasim from the Baiji General Hospital said 80 more people were wounded, including four children and five women, in the latest in a string of extremely deadly truck bombings in the north of the country.
Years ago, at the start of the Iraq misadventure, I predicted that Commander Awol von Bunnypants would end up killing more Americans than Osama bin Laden. I'm deeply saddened, but not the least bit surprised, to see that I was right. And America wanted to drink a beer with this schmuck. Stumble It!