DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice; More troops means more targets for snipers in Iraq
Washington, DC - An article in today's USA Today reports that sniper attacks on U.S. solders in Baghdad have increased in recent months with 36 attacks in October up from the 23 attacks in September. Nearly 3,000 American troops have been killed so far in Iraq. Democrats reject President Bush's stay-the-course strategy and want a new direction in Iraq that takes the target off our troops backs and is both tough and smart.
More troops means more targets for snipers in Iraq
By Rick Jervis
October 25, 2006
"Sniper attacks on U.S. troops have risen dramatically as more Americans have been pulled into the capital to patrol on foot and in lightly armored vehicles amid raging religious violence.
"Sniper attacks, generally defined as one or two well-aimed shots from a distance, have totaled 36 so far this month in Baghdad, according to U.S. military statistics. That's up from 23 such attacks in September and 11 in January.
"The figures were confirmed by Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the No. 2 commander of U.S. forces in Iraq.'The total numbers are elevated, and the effectiveness has been greater,' he said. ..."
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