Tuesday, September 16, 2003

War News for September 16, 2003 Today in History: On September 16, 2002, Iraq unconditionally accepted the return of U.N. weapons inspectors which Bush dismissed as unacceptable. Bring ‘em on: US-appointed Iraqi police chief killed in al-Khaldiya ambush. Bring 'em on: Four Mississippi Guardsmen wounded in Iraq. This incident ocurred on Friday, but the first time I saw it mentioned in the press was this morning, when the story appeared in local media. More evidence that the Bush administration has instituted an official, "if they don't ask, we won't tell" policy regarding conflict, casualties and the media. Boston Globe calls bullshit on Cheney’s Sunday morning lies. Meet L. Paul Bremer. A bungling, slick-talking neo-conservative ideologue, who has made a dog's breakfast of post-war Iraq but what a fashion statement! CENTCOM reports 101st Airborne hosts event for orphaned children in Mosul. US raids in Tikrit leave Iraqis angry. US and UN stalled on Iraq. Desperate Bush administration presses for Turkish troops in Iraq, despite warnings that Turkish troops will further erode security. Proving once again that the Bushies are less interested in actually stabilizing Iraq than they are in the appearance "coalition building." Member of Iraqi Governing Council says US troops “mistreat” Iraqi civilians. Bush’s palace intrigues: Sometimes Cheney’s in charge. Sometimes it’s Powell. Sometimes nobody can tell. Charles Rangel rallies support for Clark. Editorial: Americans are demanding answers. Local story: Michigan soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Florida soldier shot at Baghdad University in July. Local story: Wisconsin soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: New York Army reservists serving in Iraq. “No one is happy about this," Montera said. "But we will do what we are asked to do.”


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