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Wednesday, September 08, 2004
"The number of US military personnel killed in Iraq reached 1,000 yesterday," Luke Harding and Sophie Arie write in today's Guardian, but, according to AFP, Uncle Sam's finest aren't bothered by this number (September 7):
"There's one word you have to push back at them. Gettsburg: 63,000 killed in a single day," said Sergeant Kimberly Snow, 35, from Ohio, refering to the US civil war battle.Yeah, if 63,000 people didn't die in a single day, it is NOT a tragedy.
"A British soldier was charged yesterday with the murder of an Iraqi civilian, the first to appear before a criminal court since the invasion of the country," Richard Norton-Taylor writes in today's Guardian. "Kevin Lee Williams, 21, a trooper with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, appeared at Bow Street magistrates court in London, charged with the murder of Hassan Said on August 3 last year in Ad Dayr, southern Iraq."
"A U.S. air strike on the city of Falluja late yesterday killed 17 civilians, including three children, and wounded six others, hospital officials said," The Star writes in a September 2 report, which was based on reports from the AP and Reuters.