BAGHDAD – A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.
The U.S. military said the American soldier was killed in a blast Saturday morning in northwestern Baghdad but did not say whether Shiite militiamen were responsible.
The death raised to at least 19 the number of American troopers killed in Iraq since last Sunday.
So while we figure out what our next move is in the coming year or so, more brave men and women will die while the Iraqi politicos pull us into one fight after another to consolidate their own power. Because if Basra is any indication, the Iraqis aren’t interested in working toward political reconciliation or meeting any goals we’ve set.
And so it goes…