Dear Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona:
I am so pleased your surge is working and that you are mighty proud of the success in this war of aggression. I am also delighted that your “brother”-in-arms Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat of New York, claims that Senator Barack Obama is not experienced enough to be commander in chief of paranoid America. Perhaps the junior senator can explicate whey she construed her authorisation to use force in October 2002 as merely an effort to give diplomacy a chance. Senator McCain, you might communicate to her that her recent debate disclaimer at Cleveland State University that she wished she had not voted for war, appeared to be politically inspired and not an ethical reassessment of her shameless support for imperialism, mass murder and senseless deeath.
BAGHDAD, March 10 (Reuters) – Five U.S. soldiers were killed and three others wounded in a bomb blast in central Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said, in the worst single attack on U.S. forces in Baghdad in months.
An Iraqi interpreter was also wounded in the explosion, which hit the soldiers while they were on foot patrol, the military said in a statement.
Iraqi police said the soldiers had been walking in the street in Mansour district when a suicide bomber wearing an explosives vest walked up to them and blew himself up.
A police official at Baghdad’s Yarmouk hospital said nine wounded Iraqis had been admitted, including a policeman. They had spoken of a suicide bomber who had exploded among the Americans, he said.
The U.S. military said four soldiers were killed in the blast and one died later of wounds. It did not confirm the cause of the explosion.
“We remain resolute in our resolve to protect the people of Iraq and kill or capture those who would bring them harm,” said Colonel Allen Batschelet, chief of staff of U.S. forces in Baghdad.