Thursday, July 31, 2003

War News for July 31, 2003 Bring ‘em on: One US soldier killed, three wounded by land mine on Baghdad airport road. Bring ‘em on: One US soldier killed, two wounded in attack on US command post near Baquba. Bring ‘em on: CENTCOM reports attempted IED attack against US troops at Husaybah. Bring ‘em on: Ambush in western Baghdad. Discontent in the Shi’ite south: Muqtada al-Sadr recruits “Islamic Army.” Colin Powell: Saddam Hussein is “no longer bad news” and just a “piece of trash waiting to be collected.” Then why the hell are you idiots offering a $25 million bounty on a harmless piece of trash? L. Paul Bremer says Iraqi elections are possible in a year. US offers weapons, twists arms in exchange for Iraqi troop support. Annan says many countries want UN mandate, oversight before they will commit troops to Iraq. The Bushies want help in Iraq. The notion of collective security is heresy to the neo-cons and the PNAC ideologues, so they’ll continue the unilateral policies that have produced such spectacular successes as the Coalition of the Willing. North Korea: Colin Powell says multi-lateral talks with North Korea are “distinct possibility.” John Bolton calls Kim Jong Il a “tyrannical dictator,” says North Korea is a “hellish nightmare” and supports terrorists. As usual in the Bush administration, the right hand doesn’t know what the far-right hand is doing. Local story: Soldier killed in Iraq memorialized by comrades.


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