Monday, October 31, 2005

Wow, That Was Fast

One week to go from 2000 to 2025.
Oct. Is Deadliest Month in Iraq Since Jan. - Yahoo! News: "Those deaths raised the death toll for October to more than 90, the highest monthly total since January when 107 American service members died. The latest deaths brought to 2,025 the number of U.S. service members who have died since the Iraq war began in March 2003.

In Washington,
Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita said there is no readily apparent explanation for why the number of U.S. casualties was higher in October than in previous months. But he said the insurgents' roadside bombs — which the military calls improvised explosive devices, or IEDs — are getting more sophisticated.

'We see an adversary that continues to develop some sophistication on very deadly and increasingly precise stand-off type weapons — IEDs, in particular. They're obviously quite capable of killing large numbers of noncombatants indiscriminately, and we're seeing a lot of that, too,' Di Rita told reporters."
I wonder if anybody remembers those old sayings; nothing is foolproof, fools are ingenious, necessity is the mother of invention? What part of our Revolutionary War has been forgotten? Popping out of bushes and shooting at the white crosses on the red uniforms = plant explosive devices near where the vehicles go. Why are we so surprised when somebody improves on our original atrocities?

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