One US Troop Killed, another Wounded
Guerrillas killed an American soldier near Falluja with an explosion on Tuesday. Guerrillas wounded another US soldier in a roadside bomb attack in West Baghdad (al-Zaman via CNN). An average of more than 8 US troops are being wounded each day in Iraq, but we do not hear about them in the Western press because the Pentagon briefer only refers to the wounded if any troops are killed that day. See Brad Knickerbocker’s report in CSM, below.