Monday, September 15, 2003

War News for September 15, 2003 Bring 'em on: US soldier killed in Baghdad RPG attack. Failure becomes policy: Rumsfeld lowers expectations on obtaining foreign support. "If there's another U.N. resolution, my guess is the most we could hope to get for, by way of additional international troops, would be something between zero or 10,000 and 15,000." Satellite imagery of North Iraq oil pipeline fire. (It’s still burning, folks.) Bush administration military malfeasance continues. "When I get phone calls from parents who tell me their kids have been shipped to Iraq and they don't have Kevlar filling for their flak jackets, that makes parents angry. That makes me angry," said Rep. David Obey, D-Wis. Cheney defends failure in Iraq with lies and distortions. US asks South Korea for additional troops for Iraq. Bush personally asks for South Korean troops, attempts to exploit domestic Korean politics. Deep divisions in Korea over supporting Bush’s War. Korea Herald editorial. Citizen soldiers bearing burden of Bush’s War with little relief in sight. Powell makes ritual neo-conservative pilgrimage to Iraqi mass grave. CPA efforts to exhume mass graves slipshod and disorganized. Powell channels Wolfowitz. Americans beginning to realize Bush has no plan. Robert Reich editorial: How to pay for Bush’s War. Clark slams Bush. “Clark told the Tennessee Democrats that when he retired from the Army, a colleague warned him that in civilian life, ‘There's no one in charge.’ ‘That's never been more true than since January 2001,’ Clark said, speaking of the presidency of George W. Bush. Reporter: Bush bullied the press during run-up to war. Gooper spin machine breaks sound barrier. Goopers explain Iraqi rebellion is just a PR problem, and selfish Americans are ungrateful to Bush for $87 billion no-plan spending request.


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