Daily Revolt

April 24, 2007

Nine U.S. Soldiers Killed in Iraq Suicide Attack

How can you say the surge is working with results like this:
A suicide car bomber killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20 others at a military outpost north of Baghdad on Monday in one of the worst attacks on American ground forces since the invasion in 2003.

The surge might be working for some but certainly not for the troops:
While frontal assaults by insurgents against heavily fortified U.S. bases in Iraq are rare, a two-month-old security plan that places troops in less protected garrisons in Baghdad and neighboring areas has exposed them to greater risk.

All this will only spur the Democrats to call for a pullout this year:
Democrats in Congress merged House and Senate versions of an emergency spending bill for Iraq, including a time line to withdraw US troops, despite a veto threat by US President George W. Bush.

The 120-billion war funding bill calls for withdrawal of most US combat forces from Iraq beginning no later than October 1, 2007, with a non-binding goal for completing the pullout by April 1, 2008.

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