The Predictable Happens

Apparently, it wasn’t just a single suicide bomber. Time has the details on the attack in Baquba yesterday that left 9 US troops dead and 20 njured:

The strike was what U.S. soldiers call a complex attack, one involving elaborate planning to maximize casualties. Initial assessments suggest that first a suicide car bomber rammed a vehicle into the gates of a small U.S. patrol base outside Baquba in the same area where single car bomber attacked a patrol base last month. A second suicide car bomber apparently followed the first in yesterday’s attack, however. And at the same time insurgents fired small arms and rocket propelled grenades, according to soldiers from the 82nd Airborne. In the end, the patrol base was all or mostly destroyed, with several soldiers dead beneath the rubble.

How many more people will have to die as part of Bush’s vanity war?

We’ve now topped 3,600 dead coalition troops in Iraq. The goal for us liberals: not 4,000. But damn if Bush isn’t doing everything in his power to get us past that in a hurry.

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