Five years after Bush’s “mission accomplished,” sharp rise in Iraqi and US casualties


This video from the USA in 2007 is called Mission Accomplished – 4 Years Later.

By Bill Van Auken:

Five years after “mission accomplished,” sharp rise in Iraqi and US casualties

2 May 2008

May 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the infamous “mission accomplished” speech delivered by President George W. Bush aboard a US aircraft carrier. Five years after what Bush proclaimed to be the end of “major combat operations” in Iraq, US casualties have reached a seven-month high, while the Iraqi death toll continues to mount.

In April, 52 US troops were killed in Iraq, the highest number since last September. The bulk of the casualties came in Baghdad, mostly in the crowded Shia slum neighborhoods of Sadr City. The sharp rise in US dead and wounded, and the far greater death and destruction being inflicted on Iraqi civilians, is the result of a month-old offensive launched by US and Iraqi puppet forces against the Mahdi Army, the militia loyal to nationalist Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

See also here.

Report about dock workers in San Francisco, USA, May Day action against the Iraq war: here.

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