Saturday, April 02, 2005

Um, And We're Defending This Place...

Insurgents attack Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison
Assault on jail results in 18 U.S. casualties, officials tell NBC News
By Jim Miklaszewski
NBC News
Updated: 2:18 p.m. ET April 2, 2005

WASHINGTON - A group of 40 to 60 insurgents attacked the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq late Saturday in a well-coordinated assault that inflicted 18 American casualties, U.S. military officials told NBC News. 

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, could not immediately provide a breakdown on the number of dead or wounded.

The officials said the insurgents attacked with two car or truck bombs, 40 mortars and an intense ground assault.

U.S. forces in Iraq house many suspected insurgents at the prison outside Baghdad, which is at the center of a prison abuse scandal.
Instead of Americans dying to preserve this chamber of horrors, couldn't we let the prisoners go, and prop up cardboard cutouts of mocking soldiers on the ramparts to taunt the insurgency into demolishing the hellhole for us?

Just an idea.


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