Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Bring ‘em on: US soldier killed, two wounded in ambush. More enlightening is the reaction of the Iraqis who witnessed this incident. Bring ‘em on: SAM fired at US C-130 at Baghdad Airport. Bring ‘em on: US convoy ambushed between Ramadi and Habbaniyah. No US casualties, five Iraqis killed. Bring ‘em on: Six US soldiers wounded in mortar attack near Balad, where mortar attacks occur daily. Twenty soldiers were wounded in one recent attack. Bring ‘em on: US troops ambushed near Fallujah. No US casualties reported. Fifth to last paragraph of article. Bring ‘em on: Pro-US Iraqi mayor and son assassinated. CENTCOM reports US Marine dies after fall from building. US troop morale low. Guerrilla warfare after all. Actually, any second lieutenant could have recognized the condition two months ago, but Rummy didn’t want Americans to think Operation Iraqi Freedom might be turning into a quagmire. Local story: Georgia soldier KIA. Number 32’s name was Sgt. Michael Tyrone Crockett. He was 27. Fallujah local council rejects the new Iraqi governing council. Iraqis in Basra demonstrate against Iraqi governing council. Najaf: Ayatollah Ali Hussein al-Sistani questions authority of Iraqi governing council. Karbala: Sliding toward chaos.


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