attacks against U.S. military patrols in Iraq have plagued the occupying
forces and are escalating. On July 21, an ambush by Iraqi resistance
in northern Baghdad against U.S. troops from 1st battalion 37 Armor
Division, destroyed two Humvees, killing at least one U.S. solider
and his iraqi translator, and injured several G.I.s. The real toll
in human life is mounting as the U.S.'s stated aim of "Rebuilding
Iraq" fades into the realm of wishful thinking.