Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Five at a Time for Bush's Nobel Cause

But at least we're on the offensive, right?
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Five U.S. Marines were killed in Iraq on Wednesday during a firefight near the Syrian border in Ubaydi, the military said.

Sixteen insurgents were also killed in the fighting, part of Operation Steel Curtain, a U.S.-Iraqi military offensive aimed at clearing insurgents out of towns in northwestern Iraq.

The announcement brought the number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq war to 2,079 according to U.S. military reports.

I heard on CNN tonight during Lou Dobbs that the military is claiming this time they have enough Iraqi troops to hold the town after our guys take it back from the insurgents. This time. Just like that corner we turned in Faluja.