Friday, January 06, 2006

11 U.S. Troops Killed in One Day in Iraq

"This is a war that's not worth the life of one American because it's a war based on a lie. And no amount of revisionism will make those lies true." - Scott Ritter, former U.S, Marine and United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq.
In the deadliest day in Iraq in almost four months, 11 U.S. troops -- eight soldiers and three Marines -- were among about 140 people killed in attacks on Thursday.

A U.S. soldier and a U.S. Marine were killed in a major suicide bombing targeting an Iraqi police recruitment center in Ramadi, the military said Friday. In addition, two U.S. Marines were killed by small arms fire in separate attacks during combat operations in Falluja, the military said.

A roadside bomb killed two Task Force Baghdad soldiers on patrol in the Baghdad area of operations and five other soldiers died in a separate roadside bombing near Baghdad.

This brings the total to 2,193 U.S. troops who have died in Iraq.

What a sickening waste.