Guerrillas wound 8 US Soldiers; Kill 8 Iraqis
Guerrillas wounded 8 US soldiers on Thursday, leaving one in critical and two in serious condition. Two roadside bombs blasted their convoy in or near Mosul as it went by. On Thursday night, guerrillas fired mortars into a Baquba market, killing 8 Iraqis and wounding 13.
Donald Rumsfeld’s comparison of Iraq to Washington DC in terms of the security situation was always ridiculous (and implicitly racist), but it looks less and less plausible as time has gone on. If these kind of events were happening daily in Washington DC, it would be a national crisis of enormous proportions.