Don't let the dueling speeches distract you too much, there are still two wars doing on. A bomb blast in Baghdad killed three U.S. soldiers Thursday, one of a wave of bombings that has broken out in the last two days, killing at least 66 civilians, according to the AP. The soldiers' deaths come only mere weeks before American combat troops withdraw from cities in Iraq. It appears that a suicide bomber was responsible for the deadly blast which may have killed as many as 12 people along with the soldiers. The AP reports that there are more frequent periods of calm in Iraq that are punctuated by outbreaks violence. Despite the bombings, it appears likely that the Iraqi government will adhere to the scheduled withdrawal plan.