What did we see? The new X-Men film.
It was interesting.
But Bill Van Auken has a WSWS piece that includes:
Five US soldiers were killed in a wave of violence that claimed at least 20 other lives across Iraq Monday. It was the worst single-day combat death toll for US occupation forces since April 2009.
US military officials provided neither the names of the soldiers killed nor any details of the attack, saying only that it took place in central Iraq. Iraqi officials, however, revealed that the deaths were the result of a rocket attack on Camp Victory, a US-built base near Baghdad’s international airport. Five rockets were fired into the facility, striking near living quarters of the US troops. In addition to the dead, at least five US military personnel were wounded.
The deaths in the Camp Victory attack brings to 29 the number of US troops killed in Iraq this year. The total number of American troops killed since the US invaded Iraq over eight years ago now stands at 4,459. The number of Iraqi lives lost during the same period is estimated at over one million.
Also on Monday, nine Iraqi soldiers and three civilians were killed in a car bomb attack on the so-called “Green Zone” of Tikrit, the capital of the predominantly Sunni province of Salaheddin and the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president toppled by the 2003 US invasion and executed more than two-and-a-half years later. The compound had served as a palace and offices for Hussein, and has since been converted into headquarters for various security agencies.
How is that a "but"? It's not really but I'm about to fall out and I just wanted to get to BVA's piece quickly.
I liked the movie. Elaine really didn't. But I'm tired and that's all I got tonight.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"