Sunday, April 18

104 In 19 Days

Bush and his chickenhawks should be proud. Y'know, as a result of going after the wrong bad guy and all...

U.S. Combat Death Toll in Iraq Rises to Over 500

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fierce fighting in Iraq over the weekend killed 10 U.S. soldiers, including five Marines in a day of bloody clashes against scores of heavily armed guerrillas near the Syrian border, the U.S. military said Sunday.

The deaths brought to 503 the number of American soldiers killed in action in Iraq since the start of the U.S.-led war in March last year to oust Saddam Hussein.

Since March 31, 104 have been killed in combat -- more than the number of U.S. combat deaths in the three-week war that toppled Saddam.