U.S. death toll in Iraq reaches 4,000
White House calls milestone 'a sober moment'
updated 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
BAGHDAD - U.S. officials said Monday they will press forward in the fight against extremists in Iraq a day after the overall U.S. death toll in the five-year conflict rose to 4,000.
The White House called the grim milestone “a sober moment” and said President Bush spends time every day thinking about those who have lost their lives in battle.
“He bears the responsibility for the decisions that he made,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said. “He also bears the responsibility to continue to focus on succeeding.”
The American deaths came Sunday, the same day rockets pounded the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad and a wave of attacks left at least 61 Iraqis dead nationwide.
No group claimed responsibility for the Green Zone attacks, but suspicion fell on Shiite extremists based on the location of the launching sites.
The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in a roadside bombing about 10 p.m. Sunday in southern Baghdad pushed to 4,000 the number of American service members killed as the war enters its sixth year. Another soldier was wounded in the attack, the military said.
The Associated Press count of 4,000 deaths is based on U.S. military reports and includes eight civilians who worked for the Department of Defense.
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I just wanted to note this moment. A war costing 1 Trillion Dollars; begun on a lie; making war profiteers rich, costing 4,000 lives, permanently injuring tens of thousands more, not to mention the Iraqi lives lost.
And, the Evil One's response this week when asked about the anxiety of the American People?
From a soulless rat bastard who ' had better things to do' than to serve in Vietnam when his country called him to service.
They have no conscience. Not an ounce worth between the entire cabal.