Friday, December 02, 2005
10 U.S. Soldiers Killed by IED in Fallujah, Iraq
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb in Fallujah killed 10 U.S. Marines and wounded 11 others, the U.S. military said Friday in the deadliest single attack against American forces in Iraq in nearly four months. Thursday's bomb struck a patrol from Regimental Combat Team 8 of the 2nd Marine Division, the Marine Corps said.
GOI: We are only in December by two days and already we have 10 deaths. We can expect to see more of these heavy attacks in the lead up to the Dec. 15th elections.
I gotta tell you that I keep going back and forth on the issue of keeping or pulling our troops in Iraq. I'm just not comfortable with either position right now. On one hand I feel that we have to stay to keep the terrorists in check and to keep it from spreading to other countries as best we can.
However, on the other hand I feel that our occupation will be forever because their will always be terrorists willing to attack and blow themselves up to kill Americans and/or Iraqi's, Jews, Jordanians, etc.
I also feel that we need to leave at some point so that the Iraqi's will step up and take on defending their country instead of using the Americans as shields. In addition, I give some deep thought to this idea that we have created MORE terrorists by invading Iraq then we have defeated and that vicious cycle will only continue so long as we are there.
Bush Co. has gotten us into a hornets nest and now things are very complicated and we are stuck in a bad position where no one really "wins."
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