Friday, June 29, 2007

Dateline Baghdad

BAGHDAD — "Insurgents launched a deadly coordinated attack on an American combat patrol, detonating a roadside bomb, then firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades at the soldiers, the U.S. military said Friday. Five troops were killed.

Seven soldiers were wounded in the attack on Thursday in southern Baghdad and were evacuated to a military hospital; one has since returned to duty, the military said.

"It was a very violent attack and we thought it did show a level of sophistication that we have not often seen so far in this campaign," Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commanding general of Multi-National Division Baghdad and First Cavalry Division, said Friday."

Sophistication? Like when Moe would point to something then Curly's head would turn then Moe would poke him in the eye? I rarely comment upon wins and loses in the sandbox, but calling basic soldiering sophisticated, troubles me. It isn't as if these mutts are calling in air strikes before turning to artillery, then sending in heavy armor.

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