Why yes, we are winning their hearts and minds. Thanks for asking….

Iraqis celebrate next to a burning U.S. Army Humvee following a bombing near Fallujah on Friday. Three U.S. soldiers reportedly were wounded. Many Iraqis in the area are loyal to Saddam Hussein.

U.S. soldiers mistakenly opened fire on a group of Iraqi policemen chasing bandits Friday, killing eight Iraqis and wounding seven others, witnesses said. It was the deadliest friendly fire incident since the end of major fighting. Two U.S. soldiers were killed in a firefight during a raid earlier Friday in the town of Ramadi, 30 miles west of Fallujah, a stronghold of Saddam Hussein supporters, the military said.

THE AMERICAN troops were killed during a shootout in Ramadi.

Seven other soldiers were wounded in what the military described as a raid.

The deaths raise to 72 the number of U.S. soldiers who have died in combat since May 1, when President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq. Since the war began, 295 American soldiers have died in combat or non-hostile incidents.

The head of U.S. forces in Iraq said this week that there were an average of 15 guerrilla attacks a day.

I’m sure the heads of the European nations are asking themselves “How can I get piece of that action?”

Thank the imaginary deity of your choice that it’s…not…a…quagmire…..



Yeah. Like I would tell you....