161 Iraqis, 3 GIs, 2 Britons Killed; 257 Iraqis Wounded
And the death toll for US forces now sits at 3,600.
But just wait until September for Petraeus' rosy report about how well the surge is working, DC politicians. It's not like you ought to be horrified by what happens in Iraq every single day. It's just war, after all. Right?
In other violence, police said a family of seven sleeping on a Baghdad roof died when a mortar hit the building.
The dead reportedly included a couple and their four children, aged nine to 17, as well as a relative.
Many Iraqis choose to spend hot summer nights sleeping on the roof of their home because of frequent electricity failures.
At least during the current heat wave gripping the western US, no American will have to worry about their family being killed by a mortar attack.
And what is CNN covering at this hour? Healthy food choices. The world has gone insane.