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
: 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