Tuesday, August 05, 2003

War News for August 3, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Two US soldiers, Iraqi interpreter killed by bomb in Baghdad. Bring ‘em on: Three US troops wounded in RPG attack near Fallujah. CENTCOM reports Iraqi woman killed during IED attack in Baghdad. Mine on Baghdad airport road wounds Iraqi. Iraqis execute US collaborators. New spin from L. Paul (“Check out my combat boots”) Bremer: Iraqi revolt tied to Al Qaeda. Conflict reported between US troops and aid workers. Al Qauda threatens US over Gitmo detainees. Stay out of tall buildings. Don’t fly. It’s August, Bush is on vacation and AQ is making threats again. Local story: Washington State soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Washington State soldier loses arm in grenade blast, continues to drive his vehicle through ambush site. ``At about 4:30, I heard a big explosion to my left front,'' Atherton said. ``The explosion blew my arm onto my lap and blew my gunner on the roof into the hole.'' War News for August 5, 2003 Bring ‘em on: US troops mortared at Baquba. Two US soldiers wounded in convoy ambush near Baghdad. Bring ‘em on: Three US soldiers, Iraqi translator wounded in RPG attack at Baghdad police station. Bring ‘em on: Iraqis storm and burn police station in Khaldiyah. One US soldier reported wounded. Bring ‘em on: US soldier wounded in convoy ambush near Baquba. Former supporters turn against US occupation. Moqtada al Sadr’s influence appears to be increasing. Civilian deaths anger Iraqis. Iraqi farmer killed during Saddam Hunt. Pakistan refuses to send troops to Iraq without UN mandate. India demands UN mandate for Iraq; will not send troops under US command. France refuses to help Iraq occupation without UN mandate. UN official says Iraq needs $5 billion in 2004 to prevent infrastructure collapse. Bush resistsUN efforts to broaden international support for Iraq peacekeeping. Car bomb explodes at downtown Jakarta Marriot Hotel. Local story: Dubuque, Iowa soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Arkansas soldier killed in Iraq. Home Front: Lieutenant AWOL on vacation, plans fundraisers. Home Front: Big-talking Chickenhawk Cheney raises funds in Utah. “’For as long as we're in office, possibly longer, we will stay in Afghanistan and Iraq until we know the threat has been eliminated,’ Cheney said at a $1,000-a-plate luncheon in the Grand America Hotel.” Cheney raked in $300,000 in SLC and attended another fundraiser in a private home in Bellevue, Idaho.


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