Today brought new horrors out of Iraq. As predicted by many, the U.S. invasion has been disastrous.
And the impact on American troops has been a nightmare. The Washington Post reports tonight on a new report documenting a dramatic increase in suicides among U.S. forces:
WASHINGTON -- Army soldiers committed suicide last year at the highest rate in 26 years, and more than a quarter did so while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new military report.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its scheduled release Thursday, found there were 99 confirmed suicides among active duty soldiers during 2006, up from 88 the previous year and the highest number since the 102 suicides in 1991 at the time of the Persian Gulf War.
The president has maintained that American troops are needed to protect Iraq's "democratic" government. But it becomes clearer each day that our invasion and continued military presence does nothing to improve the situation.