Gen. Bemoans Iraq Violence; Briton Killed
Sanchez said casualty figures since the end of major fighting were ``about what we would expect to get in this kind of conflict.'' Since then, 143 U.S. soldiers have died -- five more than during the war itself.
Sanchez's news conference was interrupted by two activists from the Chicago-based group ``Voices in the Wilderness,'' which opposes the U.S. occupation. They demanded the Army investigate an incident in which they said six Iraqis were killed by U.S. forces on the northern outskirts of Baghdad on Aug. 7.
Soldiers removed the two women, one of whom held a photo of the alleged victims and read out their names. The other woman held up a black mourning banner for television cameras.
How dare they disrupt the general's conference with some nonsense about dead Iraqis. Dead Americans barely count. Dead Iraqis? They were probably all bitter-enders anyway. Even the kids.
posted by Steve @ 8:10:00 PM