Saturday, July 26, 2003

War News for July 26, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Three US soldiers killed, four wounded in Baqouba. Bring ‘em on: Two US soldiers wounded in Baghdad. Gunfire and explosions in Baghdad overnight. Support the troops! Bush administration wants to reduce hostile fire pay and family separation allowance. Moqtada Sadr urges Iraqis to expel American soldiers from Najaf, demands dissolution of Provisional Council. Many Iraqis believe US faked identities of bodies. Iraqi cleric calls display of bodies “barbaric.” Muslims offended, clerics says display of bodies violated Islamic law and tradition. Uday and Qusay might be dead, but where are the electricity and water? “Taking out” Baathists won’t end resistance if the Bushies can’t get the water turned on. Mubarak said dissolving Iraqi Army was a mistake, warns of more attacks if US cannot stabilize Iraq and begin election process soon. Another reorganization at CPA: James Baker to receive an appointment. "We need to show short-term success," said a Bush aide. Home Front: Cheney stiffs local taxpayers for $4,000 in security costs at GOP fundraiser. That’s two hot dogs for a Republican, and two months' pay for a working American.


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