Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
This is why these places are called "Alamo's" by the U.S. soldiers:
The New York Times and Los Angeles Times lead with yesterday's coordinated attack by Sunni insurgents on a recently opened American combat outpost north of Baghdad that killed two American soldiers and wounded 17.


The attack involved at least one car bomb, which was followed by insurgents firing on the outpost from various directions. Although U.S. outposts are frequently attacked from a distance, yesterday's coordinated frontal attack could be seen as a shift toward more-aggressive tactics.
I think I'd call them death traps myself.