Iraqi ambush of Americans made a mockery of ‘Mission Accomplished’

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By Michael Georgy DUBAI (Reuters) – A year after President George W. Bush launched the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, four U.S. civilian security contractors in SUVs took an ill-fated turn into the Iraqi city of Falluja. Their assignment was to protect a convoy of catering trucks. It would be their last, and what happened to them would prove a defining moment in a conflict that — far from being “Mission Accomplished” as Bush had declared less than a year earlier — had only just begun. Masked insurgents ambushed the contractors using rocket-propelled-grenades and AK-47 rifles on a main stree…

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