- Saturday's U.S. death toll climbed significantly to 25 after the military reported Sunday that six more troops had died in the deadliest day in two years for American forces.
- As of Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at least 3,057 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003.
- Two simultaneous car bombs blasted a busy market in central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 75 people in fresh violence that came as Iraqis awaited the start of a planned U.S.-backed offensive in the capital.
The situation in Iraq has deteriorated so badly that it is inconceivable what good can come from an additional 21,000 troops.
The President will have one final opportunity to make his case to the American people as he delivers his State of the Union address. His chances of doing so are slim. 70% oppose his handling of Iraq. 68% oppose the surge.
One can only hope that the impact of this opposition is felt in the halls of power in Washington.