Two U.S. soldiers were killed when their helicopter was shot down and crashed in central Iraq, the military said Friday, as the government prepared to ring Baghdad with tens of thousands of security forces to curb the rampant insurgency. - AP
Remember that the reason for this whole war - a reason we were not told - was because some group of clowns had a theory about remaking the Middle East through Pax Americana.
People are dying for the sake of a theory.
And when it fails, they won't even have the decency to say "We were wrong." They'll say, "It had to be done, anyway. At least we tried." While a pile of ten thousand corpses smolders in the background.
I'm not sure what ringing Bagdhad will accomplish, beyond concentrating the security forces and making them easier targets.