Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The 3rd, 4th and last Senate debate

I didn't hear or see what went on Monday between Rick Santorum and Bob Casey and I don't think it matters much. From what I've read they both behaved a little better than their last encounter. If you haven't made up your mind in this one yet your not paying attention. The question is simple. If you think things are going well vote for Santorum, if not, vote for Casey.

Two marines were killed by insurgents in Anbar Province on Sunday, the American military command said, and three American soldiers died a day earlier in a bombing in southern Baghdad, bringing the total number of American troop deaths in Iraq this month to at least 53.

U.S. deaths in Iraq:

As of Monday, at least 2,774 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,207 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.


Another violent day in Iraq today, with killings throughout the country. Ten people were killed in a spate of shootings in the predominantly Shiite city of Basra. Among the victims were four college students and a prominent doctor. Five Iraqi soldiers were killed when a roadside bomb was detonated as their convoy passed in Karmah, west of Baghdad. And in Balad Ruz, northeast of Baghdad, police say gunmen stormed into the house of a Shiite family and shot dead a mother and her four sons and injured the father. In all, at least 32 people were killed today.

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