Three US soldiers killed as Bush says democracy is born in Iraq
A rocket hit an American logistics camp near the city of Balad on Wednesday afternoon, killing three U.S. troops and wounding 25 including a pair of civilians, the US military said.
Two of the wounded were flown to Baghdad for treatment, according to a statement from the U.S. Army's 13th Corps Support Command.
Meanwhile, President George W. Bush, in a live speech to U.S. forces worldwide, said democracy was being born in Iraq despite the killings and attacks.
"We have come not to conquer, but to liberate people and we will stand with them until their freedom is secure," Bush told several thousand troops. "By helping the rise of democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan and throughout the world, you are giving people an alternative to bitterness and hatred, and that is essential to the peace of the world." (Albawaba.com)
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