A roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers in Baghdad on Sunday, the military said, pushing the overall American death toll in the five-year war to at least 4,000. The grim milestone came on a day when at least 61 people were killed across the country.

Rockets and mortars pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone, underscoring the fragile security situation and the resilience of both Sunni and Shiite extremist groups despite an overall lull in violence.

The soldiers with Multi-National Division — Baghdad were on a patrol when their vehicle was struck at about 10 p.m. in southern Baghdad, the military said. Another soldier was wounded in the attack.

Identities of those killed were withheld pending notification of relatives.

Another milestone. Or is that millstone?

  1. MikeN says:

    >Iraq had NO contact with al Queda before or after 9/11.

    No, they had contacts. There’s a reason Richard Clarke thought Osama would ‘boogie to Baghdad’

  2. Are we really so callous that the deaths of Iraqis don’t count at all?


  3. doug says:

    #31. Repeated investigations have found no operational link between the government of Iraq and Al-Queda. period. I bet AQ had much more of a link to our “friends” in Pakistan (who backed the Taliban) than they ever did with Saddam.

    #29. I aims to amuse. And I concede that “fighter-bomber” was a less than perfect description of the aircraft Dubya landed on the carrier. It was a:

    S-3B Viking

    Primary function: Day/night surveillance, anti-submarine and surface warfare, aerial tanker
    Speed: 518 mph
    Armament: Up to 3,958 lbs. (1,781 kg) of AGM-84 Harpoon, AGM-65 Maverick and AGM-84 SLAM missiles, torpedoes, mines, rockets and bombs



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