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Sunday, June 03, 2007

While Minnesota GOP Gasbags Argue.....

There is more tragedy for American families.

14 U.S. troops die in Iraq
Associated Press

Last update: June 03, 2007 – 2:20 PM

BAGHDAD — Fourteen American soldiers were killed in three deadly days in Iraq, the U.S. military said today, including four in a single roadside bombing and one who was struck by a suicide bomber while on a foot patrol southwest of the capital.

The blast that killed the four soldiers occurred Sunday as the troops were conducting a cordon and search operation northwest of the Iraqi capital, according to a statement. Two other soldiers from Multi-National Division — Baghdad were killed and five were wounded along with an Iraqi interpreter in two separate roadside bombings on Sunday, the military said.

One soldier was killed Friday after the patrol approached two suspicious men for questioning near a mosque, and one of the suspects blew himself up, according to a statement. The military did not provide more details.

Seven others troops were killed in a series of attacks across Iraq on Saturday.

The deaths raised to at least 3,493 members of the U.S. military who have died since the war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

The failed, costly policy of a failed Republican administration continues to take its toll.