Quagmire or Expensive Mud?

Reese, Charley
October 2003
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Oct2003, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p10
An American officer came to the home of an Iraqi family. American soldiers had killed the family's young son by mistake. The boy was taking his mattress to the roof to sweat out the hot Baghdad night when a nervous American on patrol mistook him for a sniper. As of 100 days after the end of major war between the U.S. and Iraq, about 60 U.S. soldiers have been killed by hostile fire, and several more have died in accidents, suicides and from disease. Iraq had never in its history attacked the United States or even threatened to attack the United States.


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