Insurgents Using Bigger, More Lethal Bombs, U.S. Officers Say
The explosion that killed 14 marines in Haditha yesterday was powerful enough to flip the 25-ton amphibious assault vehicle they were riding in, in keeping with an increasingly deadly trend, American military officers say.
In recent months the roadside bombs favored by insurgents in Iraq have grown significantly in size and sophistication, the officers say, adding to their deadliness and defeating efforts to increase troops' safety by adding armor to vehicles.
He shouldn't have started this stupid war in the first place, of course, but once he did, he certainly shouldn't have fought it in such a completely half-assed manner. By making the war long and drawn out, and by not committing enough troops, he not only has not hurt the terrorists - he as given them experience and know-how that they didn't have before.