Skip to comments.Salvadorans Ambushed By Memories in Iraq
Posted on 03/25/2006 5:03:51 AM PST by Flavius
SAN SALVADOR -- The convoy of Salvadoran troops was rumbling along a highway in southern Iraq when a bomb exploded under the first Humvee, slicing the driver's neck with shrapnel. As a medic scrambled to reach him, insurgents hiding nearby unleashed a torrent of small-arms fire.
It was the soldiers' first taste of combat in Iraq. But for those who had fought in El Salvador's fierce civil war as teenagers two decades earlier, the skirmish near Diwaniyah last September felt uncomfortably familiar.
Once again, they were crouching for cover against the deafening rat-a-tat-tat of AK-47 assault rifles. Once again, they were firing back with weapons and ammunition supplied by the U.S. government.
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I think the agenda of the article is less about the other nations leaving and more about trying to tie El Salvador's willingness to support troops to President Bush and illegal aliens.
The MSM understands, even if few democrats do, that some right wing support can be drawn away from the Republicans by manipulation of the immigration issues.
I would most certainly welcome you, friend.
Cpl. Samuel Toloza of El Salvador's Cuscatlan Battalion displays his bloodstained knife that he used to fend off Iraqi gunmen in Najaf, Iraq
Spain, the new france.
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