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U.S. Army soldiers from Company A of the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment patrol a street in New Baghdad, an eastern neighborhod in Baghdad, Iraq where soldiers searched for weapons and suspected insurgents on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) December 27, 2006

US troops sing carols after Christmas lunch at a dinning facility inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad. US forces in Baghdad celebrated Christmas by feasting on turkey, hugging Santa and singing carols.(AFP/Sabah Arar) December 25, 2006

Oury Goodwin, 6, of Jacksonville, N.C., poses with his patriotic face paint during Snowball Express, a party for hundreds of children, spouses, parents and other family members of U.S. military service people killed in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Irvine, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006. Oury's father, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Anthony L. Goodwin, was killed in Iraq on May 8, 2005. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) December 22, 2006

U.S. and Iraqi army soldiers conduct a joint mission in Buhriz, Iraq, Dec. 10, 2006. U.S. Army Soldiers with the Military Transition Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Division and Iraqi army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division, are conducting a cordon search in the region for weapon caches in addition to building familiarization with the local population. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elisha Dawkins) December 18, 2006

Jay Fondren lost his legs in a vehicle accident in Iraq and talks about the obstacles he has had to overcome at the Coalition to Salute American Hero's conference Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay) December 15, 2006

A group of suspected insurgents, who were detained by joint U.S. and Iraqi forces, arrives at an Iraqi military camp near Baquba, 60 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, December 12, 2006. (REUTERS/Stringer) December 13, 2006

An F-16 fighter jet is seen dropping flares above central Baghdad, Iraq, Monday. Dec. 11, 2006. Three American soldiers were killed and two wounded during a late-night combat patrol Sunday, which raised to 46 the number of U. S. troops who have died this month. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) December 11, 2006

An Iraqi citizen waves a white flag as he speaks to a US Marine and his interpreter in the occupied city of Ramad.(AFP/Thibauld Malterre) November 28, 2006

U.S. Army Reserve Amy Garza-Ezell, of Jonesboro, Ark., holds her son Christopher, 3, after she and about 25 other reservists returned to Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, from chemical detection duty in Iraq. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) November 27, 2006

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Travis J. Schellpeper, an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3, Multi-National Division - Central South, searches the home of a suspected insurgent during a cordon and search in Naimi, Iraq, Nov. 20, 2006. Defense Dept. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dawn M. Price) November 25, 2006

A U.S. soldiers enjoying Thanksgiving Day at a U.S. military camp in the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ameen, Pool)) November 24, 2006

U.S. Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson, who lost both legs and one arm in Iraq, heads to a news conference after touring his newly remodeled home Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Rolling Meadows, Ill. After 13 months of rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Anderson saw his home for the first time today which was modified for wheelchair access by community organizations and residents. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) November 22, 2006

A Marine has his picture taken with World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers Lillian Garcia (L) and Torrie Wilson (R) at a news conference, announcing that WWE will perform a series of wrestling matches for U.S. troops based in Iraq, in New York November 21, 2006. NO SALES NO ARCHIVES (REUTERS/WWE/Bill Kostroun) November 21, 2006

A US Marine stands guard at a badging center for local residents in the restive city of Fallujah, 14 November 2006. The United States said it had launched a nuts and bolts rethink of policy in Iraq, as lawmakers angry at deepening anarchy in the country roasted the top US general in the Middle East.(AFP/Pool/File/David Furst) November 16, 2006

A US soldier observes the area while standing outside a shop in Tal Afar, 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad , Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ibrahim) November 14, 2006

Volunteers put up crosses honoring those who have died in Iraq, at the Arlington West Memorial, which is organized by Veterans for Peace, in Santa Monica, Calif., on Veteran's Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson) November 12, 2006

Non-citizen US soldiers take an oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony held Saddam Hussein's Republican Palace, now home to the U.S. mission in Iraq. US commanders in Iraq marked Veterans' Day today by presiding over the naturalization of 75 soldiers from 33 different countries.(AFP/David Furst) November 11, 2006

Iraq War veteran and Democratic Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth watches election returns with her husband Brian Bolsbey in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, November 7, 2006. Duckworth was co-piloting a Black Hawk helicopter north of Baghdad on November 12, 2004, when an RPG struck the cockpit of her aircraft and exploded. Duckworth lost her race for Congress. (REUTERS/John Gress) November 7, 2006

Arnold Albertz, a World War II veteran, and wife his Lorraine Albertz, display signs encouraging potential voters to vote for candidates opposed to the war in Iraq, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, November 6, 2006. (REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson) November 7, 2006

Jesus Bocanegra, diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, as a result of his service in Iraq, sits quietly after Memorial Day lunch at a veterans' center May 2006 in Benavides, Texas. Exposure to violence is putting the Iraqi people at risk of serious psychological damage, according to a doctor writing in the British Medical Journal.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Chris Hondros) November 3, 2006

A U.S. Marine looks at a picture of U.S. forces in Iraq during a press preview at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia, November 1, 2006. Final preparations are being made for the November 10 official opening and dedication ceremony of the museum which will coincide with the anniversary of the Marines which formed on November 10, 1775. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) November 2, 2006

A member of U.S. military medical staff gathers uniforms of wounded U.S. soldiers at the emergency room of a U.S. military hospital in the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad October 30, 2006.(REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani) October 31, 2006

In this image released by the US Marines on Monday Oct 30 2006, Lance Cpl. Joseph F. Voellm, from Alexander, Va., a 19-year-old assistant gunner, taps Lance Cpl. John A. Stephenson, Spartanburg, S.C., a 19-year-old machine gunner, on the back to fire at an insurgent outside of Patrol Base Steelers, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. The two and other Marines with I Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment used combined arms that included air, ground and suppressive fire when insurgents fired upon their post.The U.S. military on Monday announced the death of the 100th service member killed in Iraq this month. (AP Photo/Ray Lewis, US Marines) October 30, 2006

A boy plays with a U.S. soldier from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team at a checkpoint in Baghdad October 28, 2006. October became the deadliest month for U.S. soldiers in Iraq in nearly two years on Saturday with the announcement of the death of a U.S. Marine in the western Anbar province. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani) October 28, 2006

A boy accompanies a U.S. soldier from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team at a checkpoint in Baghdad October 26, 2006. (REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen) October 26, 2006

A U.S. soldier stands guard outside a closed shop in Baghdad, October 24, 2006. U.S. forces combed a central Baghdad neighbourhood for a missing soldier on Tuesday as rising U.S. casualties and increasing bloodshed in Iraq piled pressure on U.S. President George W. Bush to change his policy. (REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen) October 24, 2006

A British soldier flashes a 'V' sign onboard an armoured vehicle at a checkpoint in Basra, October 21, 2006. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan) October 23, 2006

Sgt. William Burkman, 21, of University Place, Wash., stands security on a street in Mosul, Iraq, following a suicide truck bomb, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006. A suicide bomber driving a fuel tanker struck a major police station in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 25, many of them motorists waiting to buy gas at a nearby station, police said. Burkman is a member of the HHC Close Target Reconnaissance Lightning Platoon from Fort Lewis, Wash. (AP Photo/The Olympian, Tony Overman) October 22, 2006

Iraqi children gather around U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Ruhlman, of the 1st Armored Division, during a presence patrol in Tal Afar, September 7, 2006. (DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) October 20, 2006

U.S. troops inspect the scene of a car bombing in Kirkuk, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006. A string of bombings in the northern city of Kirkuk killed 10 at least people on Sunday. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed) ) October 15, 2006

US troops inspect a scene in central Baghdad. Iraq, Saturday Oct. 14, 2006, after two bombs hidden in a pair of parked cars exploded in a parking lot in the Rasheed district. One person was killed and four others were injured in the blast. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) October 14, 2006

British troops of the 20th Armoured Brigade, currently based in Basra, Iraq, cross a bridge over the Shatt al Arab waterway in Basra City, Iraq, in this photo made available by the Ministry of Defence in London, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2006. British soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq will get a cash bonus to wipe out their income tax bills, the government announced Tuesday. The measures, announced to Parliament by Defence Secretary Des Browne, put British troops on an equal footing with their U.S. counterparts, who do not pay tax while serving in war zones. (AP Photo/ Cpl Anthony Boocock, MOD, ho) ) October 11, 2006

U.S. soldiers take cover as a group of Iraqi children throw rocks at their position, on the edge of Sadr City, in Baghdad, Iraq, in a Monday Sept.18, 2006 file photo. According to the U.N., violent civilian deaths in July reached an unprecedented high of 3,590 people, an average of more than 100 a day. The August toll was 3,009 people. (AP Photo/Antonio Castaneda) October 06, 2006

Top U.S. commander in Iraq Gen. George Casey, left, greets Polish soldiers during a conference planning the next 12 to 18 months of the coalition's Iraqi operations in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. Some 900 Polish troops currently head a multinational division south of Baghdad.(AP photo) October 04, 2006

Sara Rich holds a portrait of her daughter, Spc. Suzanne Swift of the 54th Military Police Co. based at Fort Lewis, Wash., at her Eugene, Ore., home, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. The U.S. Army brought charges Wednesday against Swift, who refused to return to Iraq after alleging her supervisor coerced her into a sexual relationship. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) October 02, 2006

Vicki and Kevyn Perez, Emily's mother and brother, mourn the loss of their daughter, 2nd Lt. Emily Perez, during a burial ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006. Perez, the highest ranking black and Hispanic woman cadet in corps history, was buried two weeks after she was killed by a bomb in Iraq. Emily's father Daniel Perez is at far left in light suit. (AP Photo/Tim Roske) September 29, 2006

An Iraqi boy watches as a British soldier patrols a street in the southern city of Basra. British troops were pouring into eastern Basra as part of Operation Sinbad to restore security and prosperity to Iraq's troubled second city and implement reconstruction projects.(AFP/Essam Al-Sudani) September 27, 2006

US soldiers at the end of a patrol near Wynot, Iraq. The Washington Times says the US Army and Marine Corps are looking for ways to send more combat units into the Iraq rotation pool and are considering accelerating the pace of deployments for some brigades in order to keep more than 140,000 troops in the country through at least the spring of 2007.(AFP/US Army/File) September 25, 2006

march through the streets of Manchester, England Saturday Sept. 23, 2006. Up to 20,000 anti-war demonstrators marched through the northern English city of Manchester on Saturday, protesting the presence of British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on the eve of the governing Labour Party's annual gathering. (AP Photo/Simon Pendrigh) September 24, 2006

An Army soldier spends time on his laptop inside his container-made cabin at the Forward Operating Base Gabe in Baquba, Iraq, October 14, 2005. Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday said it received a 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to provide personal computers and other computer peripherals. (Jorge Silva/Reuters) September 20, 2006

Army 1st Sgt. Allen Mouton, from left, and his brothers, Sgt. Reginald Mouton and 1st Sgt. Michael Mouton laugh during an interview Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Fort Hood, Texas. The three brothers will deploy to the same forward operating base in Iraq to Iraq next month. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) September 19, 2006

U.S. soldiers stand guard at the scene of a suicide truck bomb attack outside the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the political party of Iraq's President Jalal Talabani in Kirkuk, about 150 miles north of Baghdad, September 17, 2006. (Slahaldeen Rasheed - IRAQ/Reuters) September 17, 2006

Army staff sergeant Eric Cagle, 26, answers questions at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., July 19, 2006. Cagle lost his right eye and was paralyzed on his left side when an improvised explosive device exploded under his patrol Humvee two years ago in Iraq. A concussion he sustained in the blast left him with a brain injury that makes math difficult, triggers inappropriate outbursts, and led to his divorce. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) September 15, 2006

TEACHING CHILDREN TO BE MORE VIOLENT This photo releassed by the U.S. Army shows a scene from the video game 'America's Army.' A new version of the game announced Thursday includes the digital likeness of eight actual soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Players can go through a simulated boot camp or team up with other real players to engage in online 3D multiplayer battles. (AP Photo/U.S. Army) September 14, 2006

A U.S. soldiers, left, explains the working of night vision goggles to an Iraqi policeman, at police station in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday Sept. 5, 2006. U.S. soldiers from 49th Military Police Brigade, 519th Military Police battalion and 204th Military police company Tuesday delivered an armored police vehicle, IED detection robot, night vision goggles and protective vests, to be used on the streets of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Samir Mizban) September 05, 2006

In this photo made available by U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Sgt. Willie T. Ward III, senior enlisted advisor for Company D, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, speaks to hundreds of Marines and sailors, unseen, at a memorial service for two fallen Marines and a sailor from Company D, at a combat outpost in Rawah, Iraq, Saturday Aug.26, 2006. (AP Photo/U.S.Marine Corps, staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin) September 03, 2006

A U.S. soldier takes a photograph as others give a last look to the Abu Ghraib prison, after handing it over to the Iraqi army, on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday Sept.2, 2006. Iraq's government has formally taken over the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, site of an abuse scandal by U.S. soldiers, a government spokesman said Saturday. The prison is now empty as all the detainees were transferred to other prisons.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) Email Photo Print Photo) September 02, 2006

In this photo released by subject, shown is Army Spc. Mark Wilkerson, date and location unknown. Wilkerson plans to surrender to Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, a year and a half after going AWOL from the Army post before his unit's second deployment to Iraq. He said he was tired of living in fear of being apprehended. (AP Photo/Photo Released by Army Spc. Mark Wilkerson) August 31, 2006

In this photo released by the U.S. Army Marine Corps, injured U.S. Army Lance Cpl. Gary M. Cassen, left, Lance Cpl. Alberto Garcia, center, and Cpl. Benjamin T. Bosse, right, stand during a memorial service for two Marines and a sailor, at the Marines outpost in Rawah, Iraq, Saturday Aug. 26, 2006. The two Marines and a sailor were killed in action in Rawah, Iraq, last week. (AP Photo/U.S. Army Marine Corps, Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin) August 29, 2006

A US soldier shares a moment with an Iraqi boy as he patrols a street in Baghdad's Ghazaliya neighborhood. US and Iraqi authorities stepped up patrols in Baghdad in a bid to quell violence. (AFP/File/Thibauld Malterre) August 23, 2006

U.S. soldiers patrol in the al-Dora area of Baghdad August 15, 2006. Picture taken August 15,2006. (REUTERS/Roos Colivs) August 19, 2006

U.S. soldiers patrol in the al-Dora area of Baghdad August 15, 2006. Picture taken August 15,2006. (REUTERS/Roos Colivs) August 17, 2006

A member of the Army 3rd Infantry Division's fifth Squadron, seventh Calvary Regiment, left, holds a man portraying an Iraqi civilian at gunpoint, Monday Aug. 14, 2006, in a mock Iraqi village during a training exercise in Fort Stewart. Ga. As part of their training, soldiers from the Army's 3rd Infantry Division are taught how to communicate with Iraqi villagers and root out insurgents. Members of the fifth Squadron, seventh Calvary unit are training for the division's third scheduled deployment to Iraq later this year. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) August 15, 2006

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua Rynders talks about his experiences in Iraq in his new room at the Wounded Warrior Center at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Oceanside, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006. The newly opened center is designed to give wounded troops a place where they can recuperate while planning for the next step in their lives. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) August 14, 2006

A pedestrian looks across at a few of the hundreds of markers set up as 'Arlington Northwest Memorial,' on a lawn at the University of Washington campus, Friday, Aug. 11, 2006, in Seattle, as part of the national convention of Veterans for Peace. The convention continues through Sunday. Hundreds of markers and crosses, intended to represent each of the U.S. service members killed in Iraq, covered the lawn but space restricted organizers from putting up all of the 2,497 they had ready. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) August 12, 2006

In this photograph released by U.S.Army, Commander ,U.S. commander of Task Force Band of Brothers and 101st Airborne Division,Maj. Gen. Thomas Turner,left sitting, with , Commander of the 4th Iraqi Army Division, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Aziz Abdel-Rahman Al-Mufti, right sitting, sign papers to mark the formal transfer of security responsibility from the U.S. 101st Airborne Division to the Iraqi army across a wide area of northern Iraq, in Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, Tuesday, Aug.8, 2006.(AP Photo/ U.S.Army,Spc Jeanine Kinville, HO) August 9, 2006

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan (2nd R) marches with supporters to the ranch of U.S. President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas August 6, 2006. Sheehan, whose military son Casey was killed in Iraq in 2004, recently purchased land near President Bush's ranch and has sought to meet with Bush since starting her peace vigil last year. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) August 7, 2006

This undated photo released by the family shows Josh Omvig of Grundy, Iowa, sitting on a bunk in Iraq. The purposed Joshua Omvig Veterans Suicide Prevention Act of 2006 is bill named for Omvig, 22, a soldier in the Army Reserves who killed himself in December 2005 after returning home from an 11-month deployment to Iraq. The bill would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create a national program to screen and monitor veterans for risk factors for suicide. Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, who served as an Army helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, introduced the bill in the House in July 2006. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, co-sponsored a Senate version, which was introduced Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006. (AP Photo/Family photo) Email Photo Print Photo) August 5, 2006

A picture released by the US Marines shows US soldiers on duty in Iraq. Four US soldiers accused of killing three Iraqi prisoners refused to give evidence as a military hearing heard that one of the captives' brains were blown out as he lay injured.(AFP/File/Mark Sixbey) August 4, 2006

This undated photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 777 Expeditionary Airlift Squadron as it takes to the skies at Balad Air Base, Iraq. In an effort to limit the number of convoys hauling supplies around Iraq's bomb-ridden highways and save the lives of U.S. troops who are often behind the wheel on those missions, the military here has been taking to the skies to supply their troops. (AP Photo/U.S. Air Force, Tony R. Tolley) August 3, 2006

A US soldier works on M1 Abrams Tanks in Baghdad. The Pentagon notified the US Congress of possible sales to Saudi Arabia of M1 Abrams tanks and upgrades of AH-64 attack helicopters valued at as much as 3.3 billion dollars. (AFP/File/Liu Jin) July 28, 2006

MAJ Mark Collins, battalion executive officer, 172nd Brigade Support Battalion, native to Phoenix Ariz. shoots Iraqi children with a water pistol during a Soldier vs. Children water fight. Soldiers, from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat team, assemble an inflatable pool, which was left behind from the previous unit that was stationed on Forward Operating Base Marez, at a boys orphanage.
(SPC Leigh Campbell) July 21, 2006

A U.S. soldier and Iraqi policemen inspect the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, about 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, July 19, 2006. In the northern oil capital of Kirkuk, a bomb outside a cafe killed four people and wounded 16, police said. (REUTERS/Slahaldeen Rasheed) July 19, 2006

U.S. soldiers stand guard on their armoured vehicle outside the newly-renovated train station in Baghdad July 15, 2006. The marble floors have been polished, the chandelier hangs again from the main lobby's dome and the ticket windows boast a fresh coat of paint. But one thing missing in Baghdad's empty 1950s train station after a $60 million U.S.-funded renovation is passengers. So scared are travellers of insurgent ambushes and bomb-infested rails that the sole running passenger train, which links Baghdad with northern Mosul daily, runs empty. (REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen) July 16, 2006

An Apache helicopter prepares to land near Baghdad in this military handout photo taken August 9, 2005. A U.S. Apache helicopter crashed in a dangerous area southwest of Baghdad on Thursday but its two pilots survived. (REUTERS/U.S. Army/Tech. Sgt. Russell Cooley IV/Handout) July 14, 2006

A U.S. soldier stands on guard outside the provincial government building in Tikrit, 110 milles north of Baghdad, July 12, 2006.(REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee) July 12, 2006

U.S. Marine Cpl. Chris Doukas, of Vancouver, Wash., sits next to a 50-calibre machine gun in a helicopter above Anbar Province, in western Iraq, Saturday, July 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) July 10, 2006

Members of the Neo-Nazis National Socialists Movement (NSM) rally on the steps of the State Capital in East Lansing, Michigan, April 22, 2006. Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists have increasingly been able to infiltrate the U.S. military due to recruitment pressures created by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a watchdog group said on Friday. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters) July 9, 2006

Capt. Dennison Segui, a physician's assistant, inspects the foot of Pfc. Ricky Belcher, 25, of Lincoln, Ala., May 27, 2006 at Forward Operating Base Mahmoudiyah, 20 miles south of Baghdad. Belcher, a medic who took shrapnel in his leg when an artillery shell landed near him, is among hundreds of soldiers who have fought to return to Iraq after being injured. (AP Photo, Ryan Lenz) July 7, 2006

In this photograph provided by Codepink/Iraq Veterans Against the War, a man identified as Iraq war veteran Geoffrey Millard, is lead away by U.S. Park Police police officers after being arrested for attempting to join the Independence Day parade Tuesday, July 4, 2006 in Washington. Millard had walked into the parade with a sign that read: Support the Troops, Bring Them Home Now. (AP photo/Codepink/Iraq Veterans Against the War, Julie Cunigilo) July 5, 2006

Michael Blazek, 19, sits for a long time by his cousin Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Kenny's flag, who died in October 2005 while serving for the Marines, at the Soldier's Healing Field held in Lynchburg, Va., Saturday July 1, 2006. A total of 2,847 flags were flown representing every soldier who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Jill Nance) July 2, 2006

An Iraqi child cries while U.S. Marines question men in a house in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday June 29, 2006. Elsewhere, U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed with gunmen northeast of Baghdad after armed Shiites attacked a convoy of Sunni villagers in retaliation for a suicide attack. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 30, 2006

U.S. Marine Cpl. Anthony Rusciano, left, of New York, and Cpl. Andrew Liming, of Cincinnati, Ohio, consider a map of their route, in a home in Ramadi, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 29, 2006

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Eduardo Vazquez, left, of Rome, New York, and Cpl. Tyler Warndorf, of Hebron, Kentucky, rest in an Iraqi family's house during a patrol, in Ramadi, the capitol of Iraq's volatile, western Anbar province, Monday, June 26, 2006. While the number of U.S. troops stationed elsewhere in Iraq is expected to decline by the end of 2007, U.S. commanders are reportedly not expected to significantly reduce the number of American troops stationed in Anbar province. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 26, 2006

In a photo released by family Marine Staff Sgt. Benjamin D. Williams of Orange, Texas, is shown. Williams, died in Al Anbar province, Iraq, June 20, 2006 while on a combat operation. (AP Photo/Williams family) June 25, 2006

A U.S. Army soldier sleeps in an Iraqi house used as an outpost in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 21, 2006. Elsewhere, gunmen abducted about 85 workers as they left work at an industrial plant north of Baghdad. (AP Photo / Jacob Silberberg) June 22, 2006

The bodies of PFC Kristian Mechaca of Houston and PFC Lowell Tucker of Oregon were found in Iraq on Tuesday, June 20. Both young men were kidnapped on Friday.. (NBC News Photo) June 21, 2006

A U.S. Army soldier keeps watch beside an amored personnel carrier in eastern Ramadi, Monday, June 19, 2006. The U.S. military said Monday it has intensified its search for two missing soldiers, with more than 8,000 Iraqi and U.S. troops deployed across the volatile area south of Baghdad where the men were attacked. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 20, 2006

U.S. Army Chaplain Paul-Anthony Halladay, center, of Mobile, Alabama, offers a prayer with U.S. troops while an Iraqi soldier, background, does his evening prayers from atop his tank, before their joint mission in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, June 17, 2006. In an overnight operation, thousands of U.S. and Iraqi troops blocked the southern portion of the city to prevent insurgent infiltration. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 18, 2006

1st Lt. Jamie Watts of Lansdale, Pa., holds his 3-year-old daughter Madeline in Philadelphia Thursday, June 15, 2006, after returning from duty in Iraq. His unit, the 104th National Guard, was away 18 months. The Pentagon announced that US dead inthe Iraq war has reached 2,500. (AP Photo./Rusty Kennedy) June 15, 2006

Members of the audience, who work in the U.S. Embassy in the former Republican Palace (see Bling, Bling) in Baghdad, applaud as they listen to President Bush speak during his surprise visit Tuesday, June 13, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) June 14, 2006

A picture released by the Department of Defence (DOD) shows US Army soldiers running towards a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as they are extracted after completing an aerial traffic control point mission near the town of Tal Afar, north of Baghdad, 05 June 2006. According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 15-17 percent of soldiers come back from Iraq suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.(AFP/DOD-HO/File/Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey) June 12, 2006

U.S. soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team search a house in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, in this photo taken on June 7, 2006 and released June 9, 2006. (Richard A Hilario) June 10, 2006

A US soldier carries a picture of the body of al-Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi during a US military briefing in Baghdad. Baghdad was placed under curfew to enhance security in the wake of two evening bombings in marketplaces that followed news that Zarqawi had been killed(AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye) June 9, 2006

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, center, speaks Wednesday, June 7, 2006, to reporters and supporters in Tacoma, Wash. Watada said he feels the Iraq war is illegal and immoral and that he is refusing to deploy when his Army brigade, stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., leaves for Iraq later this month. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) June 8, 2006

A Marine from Camp Pendleton (wearing a shirt that reads "Only the dead have seen the end of war") waits for a colleague outside a laundry in Oceanside, the town beside Camp Pendleton, the US Marine base in southern California. Marines in Oceanside and townspeople alike largely express support for the US Marines who are alleged to have massacred twenty-four unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Iraq last November.(AFP/Robyn Beck) June 6, 2006

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A U.S, Army soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 17th Artillery Regiment, walks in front of a Bradley vehicle during an operation in eastern Baghdad, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) December 31, 2006

U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Batallion, 17th Field Arteliary Regiment patrol in a street in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) December 30, 2006

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flies over Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, as smoke billows from the direction of Youssifiyah, a town 12 miles south of the Iraqi capital. An oil pipeline linked to the al-Dora refinery exploded in Al-Adwanyaa district in Youssifiyah, causing a huge fire, police said. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) December 20, 2006

Santa delivers to Baquba: Presents for soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to Task Force Blue, Dec. 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) December 28, 2006

US Marine Cpl Chris Santiago(R), a double amputee who was attached to the 2nd Battalion 8th Marines and injured in the Secarai Valley, Iraq jokes around with US Army soldier Luis Puertes, a double amputee of the 4th Infintry Division who was injuried in Baghdad, while they await adjustments in a clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC on 21 December 2006.(AFP/File/Jim Watson) December 24, 2006

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, right, walks with Iraqi Defense Minister Abdul-Qader al-Obaidi, left, to the Iraqi Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's office in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006. The marbled halls inside the Green Zone are as close as the SecDef will come to seeing what is going on in Iraq.. (AP Photo/Sabah Arar, Pool) December 21, 2006

The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. "I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it," she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted." (Mr. Todd Heisler) December 20, 2006

Wreaths adorn grave markers at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 during the annual holiday wreath laying sponsored by The Arlington Wreath Project, part of the Wreaths Across America program. ( ) December 17, 2006

In this image released by the U.S. Marine Corps, soldiers assist their platoon commander, 2nd Lt. Samuel Joiner, a 23-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., to safety after he was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Anah, in the volatile Anbar province, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. The Marines and sailors, part of the Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based Company A, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, have spent nearly three months conducting security operations to Rawah and Anah, two cities along the Euphrates River about 150 miles northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Lance Cpl. Nathaniel F. Sapp, U.S. Marines) December 15, 2006

Lannette Wood, 34, holds a photo in her home in Humboldt, Kansas, on December 8, 2006, of her husband Kansas National Guard specialist John Wood who was killed in Iraq October 7, a month before his tour of duty was to end. Woods was one of 106 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq in October, one the deadliest months for U.S. soldiers since the U.S. launched the Iraq war in March 2003. (REUTERS/Carey Gillam) December 14, 2006

US Army Lieutenant General Peter Chiarelli speaks to the media during an exit interview in the Green Zone in Baghdad. The operational US commander in Iraq called for the mission to be given more time and more economic expertise to help bring peace to the country, amid fierce policy debate in Washington.(AFP/POOL/Muhannad Fala'ah) December 12, 2006

U.S. Army soldiers train in an Iraq role-playing exercise at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, December 6, 2006. The sign reads 'police'. (REUTERS/Jeff Topping) December 9, 2006

US soldiers inspect the site of a suicide car bomb in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. US President George W. Bush has warned against expectations he will lay out plans for 'a graceful exit' from Iraq, as reports said the independent commission looking into Iraq policy will call for a 2008 withdrawal of US combat troops. (Photo:Marwan Ibrahim/AFP) December 1, 2006

US Marines break the wall of a home after being targeted by small arms fire in the restive city of Ramadi, west of Baghad, November 25. (AFP/File/Thibauld Malterre) November 29, 2006

After performing for the Soldiers of the 3rd "Grey Wolf" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Sallie Gym on Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Nov. 18, Christopher Titus and Jennie McNulty, comedians and actors with the United Service Organizations tour, greet and sign autographs for the Soldiers. The performance was to help raise the morale of the Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Stroud, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) November 26, 2006

An employee of Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) paint a picture of a turkey in preparation for the U.S. military's Thanksgiving Day celebration in the Green Zone area in Baghdad November 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Muhannad Fala'ah) November 22, 2006

A US marine keeps watch from a guard post in Hilla. On Sunday, asuicide car bomber posing as a contractor looking for workers has blown himself up among a crowd of labourers in a mainly Shiite city in Iraq, killing at least 22 people. (Photo:Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Cox/AFP) November 20, 2006

A US Marine stands as local residents wait to have a Fallujah resident badge issued at coalition badging office in the restive city of Fallujah, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006. Two years after re-taking the city from insurgents security remains a top priority as Marines train Iraqi security forces. (AP Photo/David Furst, Pool) November 18, 2006

A group of soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard stationed in Iraq, hold up a sign mocking recent comments by Sen. John Kerry about people who didn’t study in school being ‘stuck in Iraq.’ (AP Photo/WTMJ-AM) November 15, 2006

US soldiers inspect the scene following a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, that killed two and injured six Iraqis. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) November 13, 2006

Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Pugsley, of Weymouth, Mass., of the 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, places his hand on the helmet of the unknown fallen soldier following ceremonies, in Boston, Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, held to honor 11 fallen Marines. All the Marines honored lost their lives in Iraq from May through October 2006. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) November 3, 2006

This image provided by the US Marine Corps Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 shows US Marines and sailors from the California-based Regimental Combat Team 7 meeting film action star Chuck Norris Oct. 31, 2006, at Al Asad air base in Iraqs Al Anbar Province. Part of a United Services Organizations (USO) tour, Norris and fellow action star Marshall Teague spent several days touring Iraq to meet US service members. (AP Photo/Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin - US Marine Corps) November 1, 2006

US soldiers man a checkpoint around the Karadda neighbourhood in central Baghdad. American forces have fought off a reckless insurgent ambush, killing at least 17 attackers, as US and Iraqi commanders sought a new joint strategy to end the violence in Iraq.(AFP/Sabah Arar)) October 29, 2006

172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team soldiers greet a young Iraqi boy in central Baghdad's Karradah district, Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. U.S. and Iraqi forces threw a security cordon around Karradah on Monday night and continued search for missing officer of Iraqi descent. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) October 27, 2006

A U.S. soldier pays his respects to fellow soldiers Sgt. Lester D. Baroncini and Pfc. Stephen D. Bicknell from the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, who were killed when their vehicle hit a landmine, during a memorial service in Samarra, 96 km (60miles) north of Baghdad, in this photo taken on October 19, 2006 and released on October 27, 2006. (REUTERS/US Army/Spc. Joshua R. Ford/Handout) October 27, 2006

A U.S. soldier carriers a bag of ready to eat combat meal (MREs) for others stationed in Karrada, Baghdad October 25, 2006. (REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen) October 25, 2006

A U.S. soldier talks to residents at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad October 21, 2006. Two people were wounded in the attack, police said. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen) October 21, 2006

Lt. Col. Steven Jordan, left, the former head of the interrogation center at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, arrives with legal counsel Cpt. Louis Boston at a military court for an Article 32 hearing, which determines if Jordan will face a court-martial, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Jordan was charged in April with 12 counts of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for seven separate offenses, including cruelty and maltreatment and interfering with an investigation. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark) October 19, 2006

U.S. soldier Cristian Valle, 23, of California undergoes therapy with both of his artificial legs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington September 6, 2006. Valle lost both legs in an attack in the Iraqi city of Balad in October 2005. The U.S. military has provided legal immigrants a fast track to citizenship, and they are taking advantage of it in record numbers, even if it means facing the risk of death in Iraq or Afghanistan. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) October 16, 2006

U.S. Marines and Army Soldiers take cover from small arms fire after a suicide car bomb explosion in Ramadi, August 10, 2006. Seven more US troops have been killed in action in Iraq , bringing the number of American troops to have died this month to 57.(U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock/Handout/Reuters) October 16, 2006

A British soldier patrols Basra, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 13, 2006. Britain's new army chief Gen. Richard Dannatt has called Friday for British troops to withdraw from Iraq 'soon,' warning that the military's presence there only exacerbates security problems. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani) October 13, 2006

A US soldier distributes candies to Iraqi children at a camp for displaced people, north of Baghdad on 07 October 2006. (AFP/File/Wisam Sami) October 11, 2006

Derek McGinnis, 28, center, of the U.S. Navy, runs with his prosthetic leg during the 22nd Annual Army Ten-Miler run, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Washington. McGinnis lost his left foot from an Improvised Explosive Device explosion in Fallujah, Iraq. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) October 09, 2006

A U.S. soldier from Alfa company 1-17 regiment of the 172th brigade searches a house as women and children look on, in eastern Baghdad, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006. The Administration continues to claim that Iraqis are "free". (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File) ) October 06, 2006

US troops scout a mainly Shiite slum area near Sadr City. More blasts rocked Baghdad, spreading yet more carnage during what was already Iraq's worst week for bombings since the US invasion, and as American casualties continued to mount.(AFP/File/Dave Clark) October 05, 2006

Pairs of boots, each representing a member of the National Guard who died in Iraq, are displayed along Main Street as protestors to the war walk past Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, in Logan, Utah. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac) October 03, 2006

Darrell Anderson (C) is comforted by his mother Anita Anderson (L) and wife Gail Greer during a news conference in Fort Erie, Ontario September 30, 2006. Anderson, who deserted from the United States military while serving in Iraq, is due to return to Fort Knox, Kentucky, on Tuesday after spending two years in Canada. (REUTERS/Mike Groll) October 01, 2006

Lindon Honeycutt, 2, who's father is a soldier with Ft. Richardson's 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division, marches with the troops during a deployment ceremony at Ft. Richardson, Wednesday Sept. 27, 2006, in Anchorage, Alaska. The 3,500 troops with the brigade are scheduled to depart for Iraq. (AP Photo/Al Grillo) September 28, 2006

U.S. soldiers from the 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment search through homes for a sniper who had fired on them in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006. U.S. soldiers trying to calm Baghdad say the sprawling Sadr City slum has once again become a haven for anti-American militants and the source of most of the gunfire and mortars directed at them. (AP Photo/Antonio Castaneda) September 26, 2006

Iraq War veteran and Democratic Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth (R) shakes hands with her opponent Peter Roskam at WBBM radio in Chicago September 22, 2006. Duckworth was co-piloting a Black Hawk helicopter north of Baghdad on November 12, 2004, when a rocket-propelled grenade struck the cockpit of her aircraft and exploded. Ten days later, when she woke up at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital in Maryland, she learned that the explosion would cost her both legs and had shattered her right arm. (REUTERS/John Gress) September 23, 2006

The top U.S. general in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, left, talks to a U.S. soldiers as U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James Thurman, commander of U.S. forces in Baghdad, center looks on, during a visit to a northern Baghdad neighborhood, Iraq,Thursday Sept. 21, 2006, to talk with local officials about an operation currently under way to crack down on violence in the capital. Casey said that the conflict in Iraq is changing from a fight against U.S.-led coalition forces to an internal struggle for political and economic power. (AP Photo/Elena Becatoros) September 21, 2006

US MArines oversee the opening of a school in Karbala, Iraq. The country will need US and international forces on the ground until national security forces are prepared to fight and local governments have been elected around the country, Iraqi national security advisor Mowaffak Al-Rubaie said in an interview.(AFP/USMC-HO/File) September 18, 2006

The flag-draped casket of Marine Cpl. Jared M. Shoemaker is carried down the steps following funeral services at the First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, as his wife Kari, top right, is escorted out of the church. Shoemaker, 29, of Tulsa was killed in action Sept. 4 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. Shoemaker, also a Tulsa police officer, was serving with the Marines in Iraq and was killed when the Humvee he was riding in struck a roadside bomb, according to the military. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, David McDaniel) September 16, 2006

Lance Cpl. Jerry E. Shumate Jr. walks on base at Camp Pendleton September 12, 2006 following his Article 32 Investigation hearing. Shumate Jr. faces charges of murder for his alleged involvement in the death of an Iraqi civilian on April 26, 2006, near Hamdania, Iraq and assault for his alleged involvement in an unrelated assault on an Iraqi civilian that took place April 10, 2006, near Hamdaniya, Iraq. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) September 12, 2006

U.S. soldiers take position during a visit of U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq Daniel Speckhard, unseen, to the Azamiyah neighborhood, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday Sept. 10, 2006. Speckhard said that there is a significant improvement in the security in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Al-badri) September 11, 2006

U.S. soldiers inspect one of their damaged and burnt armored vehicle after a car bomb attack, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday Sept. 9, 2006. A car bomb explosion struck a U.S. military convoy, killing at least two passers-by and wounding five, police said. The U.S. military command did not immediately release any information on whether there were any U.S. casualties.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim) September 09, 2006

U.S. soldiers from of Echo Company, 2nd Regiment of the 136th Combined Arms Battalion, talk before escorting a convoy. at U.S. Camp Adder, 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday Aug.15, 2006. The Echo company which comes under U.S. army 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, a Minnesota National Guard unit, their main aim in Iraq is convoy protection. (AP Photos/Rebecca Santana) September 08, 2006

SGT William D. Dycus, a 21-year-old from Vidor - a disturbing Texas town - is redefining what it means to be a combat leader for Marines in D Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5. (Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva) September 04, 2006

A U.S. Marine, right, inspects an Iraqi man's identity card, while a translator asks him census questions in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 25, 2006.(AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) September 01, 2006

A team of US Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion 5th Infantry work on zeroing a sniper rifle in a wheat field which serves as a shooting range in the outskirts of the restive city of Mosul in May 2005.(AFP/Cris Bouroncle) August 24, 2006

U.S. Virgin Islands National Guard Master Sgt. Hillis Benjamin says farewell to her 2-month-old granddaughter Jalen Loseph, before being deployed to Iraq in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, late Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. A new law requiring companies in the U.S. Virgin Islands to pay active-duty National Guard and reserve troops the difference between their military pay and private-sector salaries is already being contested by one of the world's biggest oil refineries, saying it's unfair and open-ended. But critics of the lawsuit argue the measure is necessary to sustain families of soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Hillary Hodge) August 21, 2006

U.S. army Spc. Anthony Breaux, 24, from La Place, La. jokes with other members of the N.J. National Guard unit,unseen, with whom he's serving in Iraq, in Camp Ananconda, about 50 miles north of Baghdad, Saturday Aug.5, 2006. Breaux is one of thousands of soldiers and Marines who left the active military but were pulled back in by the Pentagon and deployed to Iraq.(AP Photos/Rebecca Santana) August 20, 2006

In this photo released by U.S. Army, U.S. soldiers mourn the loss of Army Sgt. Dustin D. Laird at Camp Taqqadum's Mainside Chapel, Iraq, Tuesday Aug. 8, 2006. Laird, a crane operator with 913th Engineer Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion, was killed Aug. 2, 2006. (AP Photo/U.S.Army, Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll) August 13, 2006

Herbert Reed, 52, a veteran of Iraq, sits at the kitchen table of his home with the medicines and medical records that he keeps with him Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in Columbia, S.C. Reed was exposed to radioactive depleted uranium while serving a few months with the 442nd Military Police out of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain) August 11, 2006

An American flag and a sign reading 'Honor Dignity Respect' are seen outside the wooden room and empty coffins, where the Puerto Rican soldiers of the 311th Quartermaster Company work, in U.S. Camp Anaconda, north of Iraq, Thursday,July 29, 2006. National Guard soldiers from Puerto Rico see to one of war's most gruesome tasks: preparing the bodies of American troops who've died in combat to return home. The six-member team, from the 311th Quartermaster Company, is one of five mortuary teams spread out at bases across Iraq. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana) August 10, 2006

A U.S. soldier stands guard next to U.S. military Stryker vehicles convoy on a main highway, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006. Iraq's prime minister sharply criticized a U.S.-Iraqi attack on a Shiite militia stronghold in Baghdad, exposing a rift with his American partners on security tactics, as 24 people were killed Tuesday in a series of bombings and shooting. (AP Photo/Assad Mouhsin) August 8, 2006

PFC Wilfred Aguiar (R) spends time with his wife Stephanie (C) and sister-in-law Raquel Gonzalez before his year-long deployment to Iraq with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division from Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina August 5, 2006. (REUTERS/Ellen Ozier) August 6, 2006

This photo released by the US Department of Defence shows a US soldier patrolling the streets of the western Baghdad. Bombers have killed at least 43 people in a wave of deadly attacks around Iraq as insurgents pursued their campaign against the security forces of the country's embattled coalition government.(AFP/DOD) August 1, 2006

U.S. troops take their positions as shots are fired after a suicide car bomb attack in the northern city of Mosul July 30, 2006. Three policemen were seriously wounded by a suicide car bombing near their patrol in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. (REUTERS/Khaled al-Mousily) July 30, 2006

Then acting Secretary of the Navy Hansford T. Johnson salutes as he departs the USS Pittsburgh after touring the submarine at the U.S. Navy Sub marine Base in Groton, Conn., in this July 17, 2003, file photo. Two former Pentagon officials, including Johnson, have been accused of scheming with a banned American contractor to get lucrative rebuilding contracts in Iraq, The Associated Press has learned. The contracting firm, Custer Battles LLC, was suspended two years ago by the military for submitting millions of dollars in fake invoices. The current suit names former Navy Secretary Johnson, former Navy Undersecretary Douglas Combs, and Custer Battles LLC officials including founders Scott Custer and Mike Battles, who were barred in 2004 after billing the government for work that was never done and for padding invoices by much as 400%. (AP Photo/Bob Child/FILE) July 29, 2006

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2nd Lt. Kirk Jackson of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, talks with family members about the location of a known insurgent as his Soldiers search the home in Samarra on July 13 (U.S Army photo by Staff Sgt.Russell Lee Klika) July 25, 2006

Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison are reflected from the sunglasses of a U.S. soldier. Prisoners in US custody in Iraq face routine torture even after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal, with military leaders taking little or no action to curb abuses, according to a human rights group(AFP/Pool/File/Ali Jasim) ) July 23, 2006

US Marines read a map during a joint operation between US Marines and the Iraqi army west of Kirkuk. US troops in Iraq have killed two suspected insurgents, two women and a child when they called in air support during a raid on an alleged hideout north of Baghdad.(AFP/Marwan Ibrahim) July 22, 2006

A combined raid of U.S. and Iraqi troops touch down in a landing zone, Thursday, July 20, 2006, on the outskirts of Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's Air Force Maj. Gen. Ahmed Mohammed Amin said the operation titled 'Blessed Day Operation,' which started Wednesday afternoon, was aimed at arresting members of al-Qaida, Ansar al-Sunna and al-Tawhid wa al-Jihad groups in south and west of Kirkuk and one member of al-Qaida was arrested. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed) July 20, 2006

U.S. Army soldiers look at the remains of an historic theater built by the British at a military base in Habaniyah, Iraq, April 30, 2006. Nearly 50 years after the British Empire's reign over Iraq ended, another foreign army has returned to the same airbase 50 miles west of Baghdad _ and encountered the same fierce resistance that eventually drove out the British Royal Air Force. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) July 13, 2006

U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Folts (left) shows Staff Sgt. Derrick Gwin how to breathe using an oxygen tank during a training class at the pool at Logistical Support Area Anaconda, near Balad, Iraq, May 19, 2006 (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Paul J. Harris) July 11, 2006

U.S. soldiers from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team participate in Operation Lion Phase III along the Tigris River near Mosul, about 240 miles north of Baghdad, in this handout photo taken July 6, 2006 and released July 8, 2006. (Tech. Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock/Handout - IRAQ/Reuters) July 8, 2006

In this image release by the U.S. Marines, fellow Marines pay their respects during a memorial service to honor Staff Sgt. Benjamin D. Williams, Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Webb and Pfc. Christopher N. White, at the Camp Fallujah Chapel of Hope, Saturday, July 1, 2006, in Fallujah, Iraq. All three Marines were assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and were killed in action June 20. (AP Photo/U.S. Marines 1st Lt. Nathan Braden/HO) July 6, 2006

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U.S. Army Sgt. Glenroy Wilson, of Houston, Texas, directs the loading of a Paladin gun used to counter enemy mortar fire, in Ramadi, Saturday, June 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) ) July 1, 2006

Christina Menchaca, 18, center, and other family members visit the flag draped casket of Army Pfc. Kristian Menchaca during a public viewing in Brownsville, Texas, Tuesday, June 27, 2006. Menchaca was one of two soldiers apparently captured and killed by insurgents earlier this month in Iraq. Menchaca's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) June 28, 2006

U.S. Marine Lt. John Warren of Greenville, S.C., sits next to an Iraqi boy in a house in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 26, 2006. U.S. troops have begun setting up new outposts and pushing patrols deeper into parts of this insurgent stronghold that previously went largely unpatrolled. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 27, 2006

In a photo released by family Marine Staff Sgt. Benjamin D. Williams of Orange, Texas, is shown. Williams, died in Al Anbar province, Iraq, June 20, 2006 while on a combat operation. (AP Photo/Williams family) June 24, 2006

U.S. soldiers watch the World Cup soccer match between the U.S and Ghana on television, at their camp in Baghdad June 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani) June 23, 2006

Major William Duvall IV, a 35-year-old from Charleston, South Carolina, counts compensation payment to an Iraqi man in Hit, Iraq, in this June 11, 2006 file photo released June 22, 2006. (REUTERS/Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin) June 22, 2006

U.S. Army soldiers and U.S. Marines rest in a house in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 19, 2006. Hundreds of U.S. and Iraqi troops pushed into an eastern section of Ramadi, one of Iraq's most violent cities, the latest step in a campaign to gradually bolster their presence in city neighborhoods that for months have largely been under insurgent control. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg) June 19, 2006

U.S. soldiers from the 321st Field Artillery Regiment fire a M198 howitzer during an exercise at Contingency Operating Base Speicher in Iraq, in this photo taken June 16, 2006 and released June 17, 2006. (Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson) June 17, 2006

Lieutenant General James Conway (L) greets a soldier while visiting Marines in Saqlawiya, Iraq in this May 12, 2004 file photo. Conway, a former commander in Iraq who holds a senior post at the Pentagon, has been nominated to head the U.S. Marine Corps, the Defense Department said on Tuesday. (Adrees Latif/Reuters) June 15, 2006

Pfc. Chris Smith, an infantryman with 10th Mountain Division's 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry based at Fort Drum, N.Y., secures a perimeter Sunday May 21, 2006 while his patrol leader talks to local Iraqi's as they patrol through the streets of Ameriah, a suburb of Baghdad Iraq.(MNFI) June 13, 2006

A U.S. military police officer guards detainees waiting to be released at Abu Ghraib prison, west of Baghdad in Iraq Sunday, June 11, 2006. Around 230 detainees were released from the four American run prisons of Cropper, Suse, Bucca and Abu Ghraib, after many were taken to Abu Ghraib prison for processing before release. (AP Photo/Wathiq Khuzaie) June 11, 2006

In this picture released by the US Marine Corps Tuesday, June 6, 2006, the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Michael W. Hagee, who was accompanied by the Corps' top enlisted Marine, Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, not pictured, speaks to hundreds of Marines and sailors at Camp Taqaddum in Anbar province in Iraq Tuesday, May 30, 2006. The visit was part of a tour of bases in western Iraq where Hagee and Estrada addressed troops and met with commanders at multiple bases and outposts where Marines are currently serving. (AP Photo/US Marine Corps, Gunnery Sgt. Willie Ellerbrock) June 7, 2006

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