Saturday, July 01, 2006


Two things here.....1.) the rape and murder of that girl and her family has something to do with why these guys were left alone, IMO. I'll leave it at that. 2.) Where's the leadership and chain of command in Iraq? There seems to be a free for all going on, with no leadership.

US army says policy violated in soldiers' deaths

By Ross Colvin
Saturday, July 1, 2006; 8:27 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers killed by insurgents south of Baghdad last month had been left alone at a checkpoint in violation of military procedure, a U.S. military spokeswoman said on Saturday.

An investigation is already under way into how the soldiers came to be on their own in an armored Humvee vehicle in an al Qaeda hotspot known as the "Triangle of Death" as night fell.

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