Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Deadliester and Deadliester

2007 Is Deadliester Year for US in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. military on Tuesday announced the deaths of five more soldiers, making 2007 the deadliester year of the war for U.S. troops, according to an Associated Press count.

Five U.S. soldiers were killed Monday in two separate roadside bomb attacks, said Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, director of the Multi-National Force-Iraq's communications division.

"We lost five soldiers yesterday in two unfortunate incidents, both involving IEDs," Smith told reporters in Baghdad's heavily-guarded Green Zone.

At least 852 American military personnel have died in Iraq so far this year — the highest annual toll since the war began in March 2003, according to AP figures. Some 850 troops died in 2004.
The surge is working!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Who Are The Good Guys Again?

Pakistan's Musharraf Declares Emergency
Gen. Pervez Musharraf declared a state of emergency on Saturday, ahead of a crucial Supreme Court ruling on his future as president, thrusting the country deeper into political turmoil as it struggles with spreading Islamic militancy.

Seven Supreme Court judges immediately rejected the emergency, which suspended the current constitution. The government blocked transmissions of private news channels in several cities and telephone services in the capital, Islamabad, were cut.

"The chief of army staff has proclaimed a state of emergency and issued a provisional constitutional order," a newscaster on state Pakistan TV said, adding that Musharraf would address the nation later Saturday.
Remember, folks - this raving dictator is an ally of the U.S. The other raving madman - the democratically-elected President of a country which used to receive U.S. aid between the 1950s and the late 70s - is a threat to world sovereignty.

Got it? Because it's important you remember that the U.S. is a defender of freedom, at all times and in all places. It's not like the U.S. picks its allies as a matter of geopolitical convenience. Oh, no. The U.S. sides with Pakistan and threatens Iran as a matter of principle.

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