In a war that Bush and Congress won’t stop, eight more soldiers dead




The death toll is mounting rapidly in Iraq. It’s been getting worse, despite Bush’s prediction that “It could be a bloody — it could be a very difficult August.” In August? How about April and May? How many deaths does the guy need before he thinks it’s bloody and difficult. How many deaths before Bush and Congress stop the war?

The war is pretty fricking bloody and difficult now:

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in four separate attacks across Iraq on Thursday, most of them by roadside bombs, the U.S. military said on Friday.

The U.S. military also reported the death of another soldier on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Tikrit, 175 km (110 miles) north of Baghdad.

May is on track to be one of the bloodiest months for the U.S. military since the invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003, with more than 90 killed so far.

April was the worst month this year for the U.S. military, when 104 soldiers were killed.

The total death toll for the U.S. military since the invasion now stands at 3,440.

Apparently, George Bush isn’t swayed by these deaths. Not bloody and difficult enough for him yet.

On this Memorial Day weekend, as we honor the war dead, let’s not forget the words of Laura Bush from April 2007 that “no one suffers” more than George and Laura Bush watching the Iraq war. No one:


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