March Turns Deadly in Iraq

Kyle-Anne Shiver & Lee Cary
April was the deadliest month since last September for U.S. forces in Iraq. So where are the calls to withdraw?

Eighteen American military personnel died in Iraq last month. Iraqis suffered their largest number of fatalities this year as bombs killed 371.

Why the increase in hostilities?

“U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. David Perkins blamed the recent bombings on al-Qaida in Iraq, saying the terror network is making a push to regain influence, particularly in Baghdad.”

Does al-Qaida sense a lessening in the U.S.’s resolve in Iraq?

Where is a renewed statement from Senator Harry Reid that the war is lost?  

Is Cindy Sheehan still against the war? How come we never hear about Cindy now that she’s running against Nancy Pelosi for Congress?

When can we tune into an NBC Special Report on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq?  (entitled: “Are We Losing Again in Iraq?”)

How long before Wolfe Blitzer of CNN grimly announces a mounting body count?

As anyone told CBS that the war in Iraq is on-going?

And just how exactly does President Obama’s policy on Iraq differ from Bush’s plans?

So many questions.

So few answers.


April was the deadliest month since last September for U.S. forces in Iraq. So where are the calls to withdraw?

Eighteen American military personnel died in Iraq last month. Iraqis suffered their largest number of fatalities this year as bombs killed 371.

Why the increase in hostilities?

“U.S. military spokesman Maj. Gen. David Perkins blamed the recent bombings on al-Qaida in Iraq, saying the terror network is making a push to regain influence, particularly in Baghdad.”

Does al-Qaida sense a lessening in the U.S.’s resolve in Iraq?

Where is a renewed statement from Senator Harry Reid that the war is lost?  

Is Cindy Sheehan still against the war? How come we never hear about Cindy now that she’s running against Nancy Pelosi for Congress?

When can we tune into an NBC Special Report on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq?  (entitled: “Are We Losing Again in Iraq?”)

How long before Wolfe Blitzer of CNN grimly announces a mounting body count?

As anyone told CBS that the war in Iraq is on-going?

And just how exactly does President Obama’s policy on Iraq differ from Bush’s plans?

So many questions.

So few answers.