They Were the Best of Times, They Were the Worst of Times
I thought of A. Douglas, from Providence, today:
This past summer has been the bloodiest summer of the war for U.S. soldiers; Iraqi deaths from sectarian violence have doubled this year; and there is no political progress in Iraq. This is not a policy that deserves more time.
It is way beyond the time to redeploy our troops, time’s up for this illegal invasion, and let Iraqis take hold of their own government, without outside interference.
When I read this:
US military losses in Iraq for September stood at 70 on Sunday, the lowest monthly figure since July last year, according to an AFP tally based on Pentagon figures.
The figure also marks the fourth consecutive drop in the monthly death toll following a high of 121 in May. June saw 93 deaths, July 82 and August 79. The monthly toll in July 2006 was 53.
Yeah. We’re definitely doing something wrong. Let’s pull the troops out so the real bloodbath can begin.