Wednesday, September 24, 2003

War News for September 24, 2003 Bring ‘em on: US troops guarding oil pumping station attacked near Balad. More fighting reported near Tikrit. Bring ‘em on: At least one US soldier and three Iraqi police officers wounded in Baghdad shooting. Bring ‘em on: Baghdad bombing targets US military convoy; 2 Iraqis killed, 20 wounded. Bring ‘em on: US troops attacked near Fallujah. Bring ‘em on: Three US soldiers wounded in Baghdad. Bring ‘em on: Fighting near Baquba results in two Iraqis killed, one wounded. Wounded American soldiers are no longer considered newsworthy by the US national press. “The number of casualties maintained by Central Command are only released when requested and are often forgotten by a public focused on the rising number of dead.” US media ignores Iraqi casualties, too. US expresses “regret” for three civilians killed by tank fire in Fallujah. Demonstrators in Khaldiyah want Saddam back. Bomb explodes in Mosul theater. Bush presents “my way or the highway” offer to UN. Most opt for the highway. Lots of links embedded in this story. General Pace says US may be forced to send more troops to Iraq. Reservists will be alerted in “four to six weeks.” Hey, but those lucky duckies are going to get fifteen days of leave! Maybe. Bush in “no hurry” on UN resolution for help in Iraq. Bremer’s staff racks up $20,000 per day in catered meal costs at Al-Rasheed Hotel. Sends laundry to Kuwait, sends bill to Congress.


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