WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Suicide Bombing Kills 9 U.S. Soldiers


April 24, 2007

A group linked to Al-Qaeda is claiming responsibility for the bloody attack, the deadliest for U.S. forces in more than a year. A suicide car bomber rammed into an American patrol base northeast of Baghdad Monday night killing nine army paratroopers and injuring 20 others.

A tenth U.S. service member was killed in a roadside bombing Monday.
Since April 1st, 85 American forces have died in Iraq. A large number
of those deaths happened in the Diyala Province which has become a
hotbed of violent attacks since the Baghdad security plan began ten weeks ago.

In Washington, the big question remains, when will U.S. troops start
coming home?

Lawmakers are ready to send the first version of their $124 billion war spending bill to President Bush, but it calls for troop withdrawal to start
October 1st.

President Bush is standing firm, vowing to veto that spending plan.

Leading Democrats are not backing down, even though it doesn't look like they have the votes to over ride the President's veto.

As the debate continues, the Pentagon is getting ready to cut costs.
If the spending bill isn't passed quickly, the military could have to scale back on some programs.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 7169811