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If this is progress….<br><br>
"Nine U.S. soldiers were killed Monday after a suicide bomber exploded a vehicle in Diyala province, the U.S. military reported Tuesday. Twenty soldiers and one Iraqi civilian were wounded in the blast.<br><br>
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"Suicide bombers attacked five other locations in Iraq on Monday, killing 46 people and wounding more than 100, officials said as the U.S. ambassador stopped short of saying construction on a controversial wall in Baghdad would be halted.<br><br>
"The deadliest suicide attack occurred near a restaurant on a highway close to Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, killing at least 19 people and wounding 35, said Ramadi police Maj. Fuad al-Asafia."<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18268472/" target="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18268472/</a>
 

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Somewhat prophetic article from yesterday's <i>Washington Post</i>...<br><br><b>Troops in Diyala Face A Skilled, Flexible Foe</b><br><br>
"In Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, the American military is engaged in an intractable guerrilla fight against an elusive and sophisticated enemy more deadly than many battle-hardened soldiers have ever encountered in Iraq. The attacks on U.S. and Iraqi soldiers here have risen sharply in recent months, a problem compounded by an influx of fighters in search of safer havens outside Baghdad. Many of the insurgents are well-trained, highly mobile fighters who refuse to get dragged into open confrontations in which American forces can deploy their overpowering weaponry.<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/21/AR2007042101467_pf.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...101467_pf.html</a>
 

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the title alone made me sick to my stomach as i sit in my safe house. it is truly disturbing. and what will i ever tell my children and how will i explain the unexplainable?
 

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A friend of mine and dps recently joined the army... lured by the large monetary bonus... specifically to drive a humvee....<br><br>
No it is not progress....
 

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Soldiers killed were from 82nd Airborne....<br><br>
"The nine U.S. soldiers killed when a truck bomb exploded next to their patrol base in Iraq were all paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, the division said Tuesday. Twenty of their colleagues were wounded in the attack.<br><br>
"Maj. Tom Earnhardt, a spokesman for the division at Fort Bragg, said it was the highest number of casualties for the division since the Iraq war began."<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/national/BO50126/" target="_blank">http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/national/BO50126/</a><br><br>
Monday was not a good day for coalition troops.<br><br><b>U.S. soldier killed Monday by roadside bomb in Muqdadiyah</b><br><a href="http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/04/23/africa/ME-GEN-Iraq-US-Casualties.php" target="_blank">http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...Casualties.php</a><br><br><b>British soldier killed Monday by gunfire in central Basra</b><br><a href="http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/SoldierFrom2ndBattalionTheDukeOfLancastersRegimentKilledInIraq.htm" target="_blank">http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/De...lledInIraq.htm</a><br><br><b>Two Australian soldiers wounded Monday by IED blast in southern Iraq</b><br><a href="http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bomb-injures-australian-troops/2007/04/24/1177180607945.htmlhttp://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bomb-injures-australian-troops/2007/04/24/1177180607945.html" target="_blank">http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/bom...180607945.html</a><br><br>
The weekend wasn't good either.....<br><br><b>Three More U.S. Soldiers Killed Saturday Across Iraq</b><br><a href="http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/12743034/detail.html" target="_blank">http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news...34/detail.html</a><br><br><b>Polish soldier killed, 4 wounded by roadside bomb in Diwaniyah</b><br><a href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20070421-0046-poland-iraq-soldierkilled.html" target="_blank">http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/w...ierkilled.html</a>
 
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