June 6th, 2011
06:22 AM ET

5 U.S. servicemembers killed in Iraq

Five U.S. servicemembers were killed Monday in central Iraq, the U.S. military said in a written statement.

The names of the servicemembers were being withheld pending notification of next of kin, the military said. The statement did not say how they were killed.

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  1. Buffalosix

    Obama is listening to "war-monger" Generals? I really hope you can't vote, because that might be the most ignorant statement I've heard in some time. Go learn how things work in your country before you state things like that. Generals don't send troops, your elected officials do. And there are zero Generals on the National Security Council. That is also Obama's civilian staff. Hate the war, not those who fight it.....

    June 6, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sara

    my daughter is one of those helping to bring convoys of our stuff back OUT of Iraq, thankfully she's on leave right now or I'd be a wreck as I can imagine the families of these brave soldiers are. As it gets closer to the day we're not there anymore, the insurgencies are escalating the violence – we pull back, they come forward...we can't get out of there soon enough for us Mothers to sleep at night...bless them all!

    June 6, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Time that we got out of the quagmire.
    The ignorant thugs up on the Hill who are keeping President Obama from taking this country back from the insanity of Bush-Cheney era are working against American interests. American public needs to recognize the need to end this war madness.
    Enough American blood has been shed on far away lands where we have no business to be. Our national treasure has been squandered on unnecessary military conflicts. No strategic aims have been achieved instead we have turned entire region hostile to us. And stand to lose our influence to other powers.
    It was not for naught that a great American president and a decorated general him self Dwight D.Eisenhower had warned this nation against this madness back then.
    Wake up folks.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Thank you,saywhat. You said it all!!!

      June 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony's Case Posts

    Anthony's frustration level with her parents, particularly her mother, was rising around the time Caylee disappeared, friend Amy Huizenga testified Tuesday.

    "I remember she told me her mom had told her she was an unfit mother. She was extremely upset about that," Huizenga said.

    But Anthony also was agitated at her mother because she had to cancel plans "fairly frequently" when no one was available to watch her daughter, Huizenga testified.

    In late June, Huizenga said, Anthony told her that she was keeping Caylee away from her parents, as they were having marital problems and were considering divorce, and "she wanted to keep Caylee out of the drama."

    'Fessing up

    On Thursday, Melich described the day Anthony was finally forced to admit her lies, at least in part. On July 16, 2008, Melich worked with Universal Studios to scour the employee database.

    Anthony was in the database, but she hadn't been affiliated with Universal for years. Melich also found no record of Gonzalez or Lewis.

    A Jeffrey Hopkins was found, but never worked for the company at the same time as Anthony. Gonzalez's supposed apartment had also been found vacant.

    Anthony voluntarily met Melich at Universal Studios to discuss the matter. Melich testified Thursday that he watched Anthony try to enter the park without a badge, then attempted to lead him to her office before being forced to admit she didn't have one.

    June 6, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    After all this belly-hooing in Washington over this "glorious victory" in Iraq,more troops get killed for nothing at all except to gratify the greed of these right-wing thugs!!!

    June 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joshua

    Man i miss peace.. Ya'll remember peace?.. I'm to the point that i just want calm.. i can't stand all this "noise" and hate.. it's redundantly disgusting to the point all emotion feels unnecessary because hate, violence, revolt, and destruction has dominated the world.. i just want quiet.. i want peace.. i want a beer..
    We're over here.. and everybody state side was like "bin laden is dead.." "yay!!" we see people partying and stuff.. and all of us are like.. "ok".. we note it as an achievement but we all know it's not over.. we change the channel and look at libya.. it never stops.. it's just on to the next.. it's been so long since it's been quiet.. when i think of just that word... "Peace."... it makes me just sit and stare at it.. it's been so long..

    June 7, 2011 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Mishon

      Amen Joshua

      June 7, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
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