Saturday, January 20, 2007

How Many More?
How many more have to die in this formerly useless (unless you're an oilman or a military contractor) and currently region destabilizing war? It's disgusting. Another thirteen are dead today:
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. helicopter crashed Saturday northeast of Baghdad, killing all 13 people on board, the military said.
The brief statement from the military lacked the customary comment that the aircraft was not shot down, indicating it may have been downed by insurgent fighters. The helicopter was carrying 13 passengers and crew members and all were killed, it said. No further details were released, including the exact location of the crash.
The violent Diyala province sits northeast of Baghdad, and U.S. and Iraqi forces have been battling Sunni insurgents and Shiite militia forces around its main city of Baqouba for months.