They Sure As Hell Are

From Holden:

On Friday Gen. Rodriguez remarked:

“We’ve noticed in the recent couple of weeks that the IEDs are all being built more powerfully, with more explosive effort,” although the number of bombs has declined, Army Brig. Gen. David Rodriguez, the Joint Staff’s deputy director for regional operations, told reporters.

And today the insurgency concurred:

A roadside bomb destroyed a U.S. tank in Baghdad Monday, killing two American soldiers and wounding four, the U.S. military said.