VIET NOW: Still Winning Hearts & Mines

BAGHDAD, Iraq ? Eight American soldiers were killed in roadside bomb attacks Sunday, one of the highest single-day death tolls this year. They were among 12 U.S. service members whose deaths were announced on a day when car bombs killed scores of Iraqis across the country, threatening to deepen sectarian tensions. ?All of us believe that in the next 90 days, you?ll probably see an increase in American casualties because we are taking the fight to the enemy,? Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Army?s Task Force Marne, told reporters Sunday. ?This is the only way we can win the fight.? [via WASHINGTON POST]

RELATED: WASHINGTON, May 7 ? A committee of World Bank directors has formally notified Paul D. Wolfowitz that they found him to be guilty of a conflict of interest in arranging for a pay raise and promotion for Shaha Ali Riza, his companion, in 2005. The findings stepped up the pressure on Mr. Wolfowitz to resign. [via NEW YORK TIMES]

WIKIPEDIA: “There has been a good deal of comment – some of it quite outlandish – about what our postwar requirements might be in Iraq. Some of the higher end predictions we have been hearing recently, such as the notion that it will take several hundred thousand U.S. troops to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq, are wildly off the mark. It is hard to conceive that it would take more forces to provide stability in post-Saddam Iraq than it would take to conduct the war itself and to secure the surrender of Saddam’s security forces and his army – hard to imagine.”–Paul Wolfowitz, Testifying Before The House Budget Committee on February 27, 2003

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