Very Deadly year in Iraq

I know. I know. The neocons are going to say that because of the “surge” more Americans are in harm’s way. Yep. That is correct. My question is why are they over there in the first place. What is our goal? A Jeffersonian Democracy? Iraq able to defend itself from whom? Iran? If that’s our goal, then we should have left Saddam in place.

So many lives lost for no clear reason. Very troubling. Very sad.

(BTW, when did the spelling of Al Qaeda change?)

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From MSNBC:

Six U.S. troops were killed when insurgents ambushed their foot patrol in the high mountains of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The attack, the most lethal against American forces this year, made this year the deadliest for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.

The six deaths brings the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan in 2007 to at least 101, according to a count by The Associated Press — the highest annual death toll for the American military here since it invaded to oust Taliban and al-Qaida fighters after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The war has evolved into an increasingly bloody counterinsurgency campaign.   (more…)

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