Peace in Iraq
Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May Day, President George W. Bush said "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" and that "in the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." But commie symp newspapers continue to run headlines suggesting it's all over but the fightin' and dyin'.
MAY 8: "Two American soldiers reported shot and killed in separate Baghdad attacks" (Associated Press) MAY 14: "U.S. Marine Dies in Munitions Blast; Soldier Killed in Car Accident" (AP) MAY 20: "Marine Helicopter Crashes in Iraq, Killing 4; Fifth Marine Dies in Rescue Attempt" (AP) MAY 22: "U.S. Armored Vehicle Damaged in Ambush in Town Where Troops Fired on Crowd" (AP) MAY 26: "U.S. Soldier Dies, 8 Wounded in Ambushes in Iraq" (AP); "U.S. Soldier Killed in Ammunition Blast" (AP) MAY 27: "Attack in Iraq Town Kills 2 U.S. Soldiers, Wounds 9 Others" (AP); "U.S. Soldier and 2 Attackers Killed in Fallujah Firefight" (AP) MAY 30: "As Another U.S. Soldier is Killed, a Commander Says the War Continues in Many Areas" (Los Angeles Times) JUNE 2: "Troops Attacked in Baghdad in Fresh Signs of Resistance" (New York Times); "Two Iraqis Killed, U.S. Soldiers Injured in Mosque Attack" (AP) JUNE 3: "U.S. Soldier Killed in Central Iraq" (AP) JUNE 5: "One U.S. Soldier Killed, 5 Wounded in Attack in Central Iraq" (AP) JUNE 7: " U.S. Soldier Killed, 4 Wounded in Attack Near Saddam's Hometown" (AP) JUNE 10: "One U.S. Soldier Killed, Another Injured in Baghdad Attack" (AP); "U.S. Soldier Fatally Shot at Checkpoint in Iraq" (Los Angeles Times) JUNE 11: "U.S. Paratrooper Killed in Baghdad Rocket Attack" (AP); "One Iraqi Killed in Attack on U.S. Forces, Two Soldiers Wounded When Weapons Malfunction" (AP) JUNE 13: "U.S. Helicopter Downed in Clash With Iraqi Guerrillas" (Los Angeles Times) JUNE 14: "As U.S. Fans Out in Iraq, Violence and Death on Rise" (New York Times); "Battle North of Baghdad Gives Glimpse of Evolving U.S. Strategy" (AP) JUNE 17: "U.S. Soldier Killed by Sniper; Suspected Insurgents Shoot Offices of Iraqi Officials" (AP); "Nine U.S. Soldiers Are Wounded Battling Pockets of Iraqi Resistance" (New York Times) JUNE 18: "One Soldier Killed in Attack, Two Iraqis Killed in Demonstration" (AP); "U.S. Troops Open Fire During Stone-Throwing Demonstration in Baghdad, Killing Two" (AP) JUNE 19: "U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraqi Attack on Ambulance" (CNN)
And, finally, there's this June 19 story, which should comfort the hearts of all those American parents who have lost sons and daughters since the war ended: "Attacks on U.S. Troops Not 'Militarily Significant': Commander" (Agence France Presse)
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