Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Is It a Quagmire Yet?

And so it goes...:

01/04/05 AP: Military says five Americans killed in Iraq attacks
A roadside bombing killed three soldiers today in Baghdad. The blast also wounded two soldiers, another roadside bombing north of Baghdad killed a soldier and wounded another. Also a Marine was killed in action in the western Anbar province

01/04/05 BBC: Three Britons die in Iraq attacks
Two of the victims worked for US security company Kroll, while the third worked for one of its clients, business consulting company BearingPoint. A fourth person, an American civilian, also died in the attack.

01/04/05 iribnews: Bomb blast in Baghdad kills ten
truck bombing Tuesday outside a special Iraqi forces command post in western Baghdad killed 10 people...

01/04/05 Reuters:Baghdad Suicide Car Bomb Kills at Least Four
A suicide car bomb exploded on Tuesday at a police post near an entrance to the fortified Green Zone complex in Baghdad, killing at least four people, a policeman at the scene said

01/04/05 AP: Governor of Baghdad region assassinated
Gunmen assassinated the governor of Baghdad province and six of his bodyguards on Tuesday, and a suicide truck bomber killed 10 people at an Interior Ministry commando headquarters in western Baghdad

(Links to all stories here.)

The "insurgency" grows by the day... the U.S. military is chasing ghosts... the Bush administration continues to refuse to acknowledge that there might be problems conducting the election... the U.S is adding hundreds of American advisers to work directly with Iraqi troops in an attempt to deal with increasing rates of desertion and disappointing performances on the battlefield...

Is it any wonder when people hear or read this stuff anymore, they do the equivalent of sticking their forefingers in their ears and shouting "NEENER NEENER NEENER, I CAN'T HEAR YOU".

I mean, who wants to hear this crap anymore?

Gawd, it's all so depressing sometimes.