Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I'll take Manhattan

The House of Representatives is full of insane jackasses.
--Jon Stewart
As we go through the city of Baghdad, it was like being in Manhattan. I mean, I’m talking about bumper to bumper traffic, talking about shopping centers, talking about restaurants, talking about video stores, talking about guys selling (inaudible) on the street corner, talking about major hotels.
-- Peter King (R-NY)

Ten U.S. troops were killed in on Tuesday, one of the bloodiest days of the war for American forces outside of major combat operations. With nearly two full weeks to go until the end of October, the month is proving to be devastatingly lethal for both U.S. forces and Iraq's military and civilian populations.

At least 68 U.S. troops were killed in the first 2 1/2 weeks of October, according to independent databases and wire service counts; last month, 75 American military personnel were killed.

At the same time, least 767 Iraqis were killed in war-related violence and sectarian fighting during the first 17 days of this month, according to the Associated Press -- an average of 45 deaths per day, compared to an average daily death toll of about 27 over the last 18 months.
-- Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2006


Anonymous robb said...

Let's see if Mr. King decides to vacation in this "New Manhattan". We can only hope.

3:06 PM  

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