Sunday, August 10, 2003

War News for August 11, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Two US soldiers wounded by IED near Tikrit. Bring ‘em on: Three US soldiers wounded by small arms and grenade fire near Baquba. Bring ‘em on: More rioting in Basra. CENTCOM reports US soldier dies of heat injury during convoy near Ad Diwaniyah. CENTCOM reports US soldier found dead in barracks. Bushies disregarded CIA warning in February that guerrilla war likely if Iraq invaded. Who you gonna believe? Those lying professional intelligence analysts or neo-conservative ideologues? Lots of good happy-Iraqi predictions from Cheney, Wolfie, Perle in here. US security policy wins few friends. US arrests Shiite cleric in Baquba. New Iraqi group releases tape calling for “guerrilla war.” Bush administration resists UN assistance in Iraq, prefers to keep burden on US taxpayers. “The Bush administration wants to show the Iraqi people that benefits are flowing to them from the United States, something that wouldn't happen if the United Nations and private aid groups played a leading role.” Carjackings in Baghdad: 70 per day. Rule of law in Baghdad. Afghanistan: US base in southeastern Afghanistan under rocket fire. Afghanistan: Taliban expands insurgency into northern provinces. Home Front: Bush briefs fundraisers at Texas BBQ. Access to Bush was limited to contributors who have donated $50,000. Ah, the promise of America. Any humble American citizen who slips Bush $250,000 can become the next privatization czar of Iraq! Isn't this a great country!


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