Wednesday, August 06, 2003

War News for August 6, 2003 Bring ‘em on: First US civilian contractor killed by IED near Tikrit. Bring ‘em on: Police station in Fallujah attacked again. One US soldier reported wounded. US soldier dies in fall in Mosul. CENTCOM reports US soldier dies of heart attack during convoy in Kuwait. Jakarta car bomb linked to al Qaeda. According to Paul Wolfowitz's grand strategy, all terrorists are supposed to gravitate to Iraq, where they can be killed or bagged by US troops. Evidently these car-bombers didn't get the word. Turkish convoy attacked in Baghdad. “Voice of Free Iraq,” walks out on CPA, says US is losing the propaganda war. The only propaganda war this administration is actively fighting is the one directed against the American electorate to get Lieutenant AWOL (re-)elected. Insurgents target Iraqis working for US. Arab League rejects US request for troop support, refuses to recognize Iraqi provisional government. Rummy sees no need to expand the Army. “His views contrasted sharply with the recent comments by senior American military officers who see a larger force as virtually inevitable in the absence of any significant reduction in overseas missions.” Here we go again, Rummy knows best… Home Front: Cheney goes to private fundraisers in Sacramento and Montana. In Billings, access to Cheney costs $1,000 and members who raise $5,000 get a photo session for themselves and one other contributor with VP Cheney. The rest of the country just gets fucked.


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