Friday, June 16, 2006

Over 2500 fallen heroes and the war continues...

Photo shows a US Army Honor Guard ceremonially draping a flag over the coffin containing the body of US Army Cpl. Sergio Antonio Mercedes Saez during his funeral in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, in February 2006.

The number of US military deaths in the Iraq war has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said Thursday, more than three years into a conflict that finds US and allied foreign forces locked in a struggle with a resilient insurgency.

This week we have had a blitz of "good" news about Iraq...though we are hearing this morning that the suicide bombings continue in Baghdad. Will Bush declare "victory" and start moving the troops home before the mid-term elections in November? There are some clues that he may be moving in that direction. What do you think?

Photo: Ramon Espinosa / AP (Courtesy of Truthout )