#1 Despite formal combat end, US joins Baghdad battle09-06-2010, 12:17 AM
BAGHDAD -Days after the U.S. officially ended combat operations and touted Iraq's ability to defend itself, American troops found themselves battling heavily armed militants assaulting an Iraqi military headquarters in the center of Baghdad on Sunday. The fighting killed 12 people and wounded dozens.
It was the first exchange of fire involving U.S. troops in Baghdad since the Aug. 31 deadline for formally ending the combat mission, and it showed that American troops remaining in the country are still being drawn into the fighting.
The attack also made plain the kind of lapses in security that have left Iraqis wary of the U.S. drawdown and distrustful of the ability of Iraqi forces now taking up ultimate responsibility for protecting the country."What this country needs are more unemployed politicians."
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09-16-2010, 09:45 PM
Thx. This link has been of use for dispelling the 'monday morning quarterbacking' leftists that are, unfortunately, also atheists.VEGETARIAN: Ancient Hindu word for "lousy hunter" (Yes I plagiarized this as well)
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