War news for September 30, 2003
Bring ‘em on: One US soldier killed, one wounded in bomb ambush at Habbaniyah
, near Fallujah.
Bring ‘em on: Shi’ite cleric working on Iraqi constitution ambushed by gunmen in Baghdad
; bodyguard killed.
Bring ‘em on: Demonstrators in Kirkuk
stone US soldiers. Troops reportedly opened fire killing man and child.
Bring ‘em on: US position in Hawija
, near Kirkirk, under mortar fire.
Bring ‘em on: Reports continue of multiple, coordinated ambushes near Khalidyah
yesterday. US confirms two American soldiers wounded. Witnesses report as many as six American casualties.
Bring ‘em on: Firefight near Balad
. American troops recover M16 rifles belonging to two US soldiers captured and later killed near Baghdad in June.
Bring ‘em on: US soldier wounded by grenade in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Six US soldiers confirmed wounded in yesterday’s convoy ambush near Fallujah
Bring ‘em on: Heavy fighting reported near Tikrit
Bring ‘em on: US soldier killed, two wounded in Afghanistan
: Good analysis, map and timeline of pipeline sabotage. The proposed solutions are indicative of the scale of the security problem.
looms in Iraq.
Troops lack body armor
, armored Humvees.
Thousands of tons of weapons, explosives and ammunition remain unsecured
in Iraq. “General Abizaid's sobering assessment directly contradicted reassurances from a senior Pentagon official earlier in September that ‘all known Iraqi munitions sites are being secured by coalition forces.’”
Cashing in: Joe Allbaugh
, Dubya’s 2000 campaign manager, sets up consulting firm to advise clients seeking lucrative contracts in Iraq. More from the NY Times
. Commentary on Bush’s crony contracts from Paul Krugman
CPA may reinstate Baathists
in civil service jobs.
: Cheney’s mask is slipping.
Local story: Oregon
Guardsman contends with illness. “Greg's eight months is an example of personal sacrifice for this country.” Contrast this soldier’s service with Joe Allbaugh and the rest of the neo-cons who are scheming to get rich on Iraqi contracts. Makes me want to puke.
Local story: New Hampshire
Guardsman killed in Iraq.
Local story: Kansas
soldier killed in Iraq.