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Reuters Crows: 4 US Soldiers Killed In Anbar

From a joyous Reuters:

Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq’s Anbar

By Dean Yates

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Seven U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq, including four in the western province of Anbar, where gains in security were hailed this week by U.S. President George W. Bush during an unannounced visit to the region.

The U.S. military said on Friday that four Marines were killed in the vast desert province on Thursday while conducting combat operations. It gave no further details on one of the deadliest days for troops in Anbar in months.

The military also said three soldiers were killed in the northern province of Nineveh on Thursday when an explosion hit their vehicle.

The deaths take to more than 3,750 the number of U.S. soldiers killed since the start of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. Eighteen U.S. soldiers have died so far this month.

Bush visited Anbar on Monday and said improved security there was an example of what could happen elsewhere in Iraq.

From 2003 until last year, Anbar was the heartland of the Sunni Arab insurgency and the most dangerous part of Iraq.

But a rebellion by Sunni Arab tribal leaders against Sunni Islamist al Qaeda, which once controlled large swathes of the region, has sharply reduced levels of violence.

The U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, will likely highlight the success in pacifying Anbar when he presents a long-awaited report to Congress early next week on Bush’s decision to send 30,000 extra troops to Baghdad and Anbar…

You know our watchdog media lives for moments like this.

You see, the deaths of these brave men prove that Anbar province is no better than it ever was, that the war is lost, that Bush is a liar and that the Petraeus report will be a sham.

Still, one wonders how many people were killed in Washington, DC yesterday?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, September 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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