17 December 2005
American casualties in the war against Iraq keep on rising
None of the warmongers has mentioned this fact, so I think that I shall. The Americans have been losing troops over the past couple of days. At first glance that is nothing new, but we need to remember that Iraq has been under lock-down for the elections. No civilian traffic has been allowed on the roads, with the result that the cities look pretty deserted.
The last time this was done back in January the Americans could relax as none of their soldiers were injured. This time the casualty figures have continued to mount during the election period. Not only that, but on Thursday as the polls opened, the guerrillas even managed to launch a mortar attack on the Green Zone.
All together now: this is a cakewalk, victory is just around the corner and the Iraqis really love having foreign troops kicking them around.