Soldier death toll in Iraq hits 7 month high..
So much for Petraeus’ bullshit that deaths are down and things are better since “the surge” started. This article gives the numbers, which don’t lie…unlike General Petraeus:
The U.S. military death toll hit a seven-month high of 50 on Wednesday — with more than half the losses in Baghdad as American forces wage growing street battles against Shiite fighters.
Iraqi civilian deaths also remained high following the Iraqi government crackdown on Shiite militia factions — accused by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of using residents as human shields during close combat in the teeming Sadr City slum.
The clashes in Sadr City — a base for the powerful Mahdi Army militia — show little sign of easing as Iraqi and U.S. troops try to exert control over an area containing nearly half of the Baghdad’s population.
It makes me wonder outloud..would General Davy sell his soul to the devil? Or has he already done that? Rat bastards.Tomorrow is the anniversary of Mission Accomplished…yeah…a real treat to celebrate that one…