Tuesday, August 26


'Peace' in Iraq as deadly as wartime

For U.S. troops, the "peace" in Iraq is on the brink of becoming more deadly than the war.

On Monday, the number of GIs who have died in Iraq since May 1 - the day President Bush proclaimed that major combat was over - reached 138.

That equals the total number of war deaths that occurred during the fiercest fighting of the war, from the March 19 start of combat until Bush made his pronouncement, on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier off the coast of California, that hostilities were largely over.