Nine U.S. paratroopers were killed and 20 were injured when a suicide bomber rammed a truck into a military outpost northeast of Baghdad Monday. In a separate attack, another U.S. soldier was killed by a roadside IED in the nearby town of Muqdadiyah. Around Iraq, at least 48 Iraqis were killed Monday in seven other bomb attacks.
At the White House Monday, spokeswoman Dana Perino said that all Americans "want the Iraqis to move faster, to do more and to do it faster, in terms of their political reconciliations." "But," she said, "they're just not ready to do it yet."
American lives lost in the meantime: 3,332 and counting.
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.