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Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

1,483 days since 'Mission Accomplished'

It has been 1.483 days since President Bush stood on that aircraft carrier under his banner proclaiming 'mission accomplished.' We toppled the dictator and set up a democratic government, so why are we still putting our troops in harms way?

April was the deadliest month for the U.S. military so far this year, with 102 personnel killed in action. U.S. deaths have risen each month since intensified efforts to secure Baghdad and al-Anbar province involving about 30,000 additional U.S. forces started in February.

A total of 2,772 U.S. service members had been killed in action since the March 2003 Iraq invasion as of May 15, according to the Department of Defense Web site. The number of deaths including those from other causes was 3,393. More than 25,000 had been wounded, 11,270 of them so seriously they couldn't return to duty. [via Bloomberg]

Our mission is accomplished. Bring our troops home!



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