Friday, October 24, 2003

Reader's note: If you're having trouble with this page, go to "view" on your tool bar and change the text size. Change it to anything you want and then change it back. That should allow the entire page to load. Don't ask me why; as far as I know, it's PFM. (That means Pure Fuckin' Magic.) War News for October 24, 2003 Bring 'em on: Two US soldiers killed, four wounded in mortar attack near Samarra. Bring 'em on: US soldier killed in ambush near Mosul. Bring 'em on: One Iraqi civilian killed, two wounded in mortar attack on Baghdad power plant. Bring 'em on: "Several" US soldiers wounded in bomb attack near Fallujah. Bring 'em on: US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Baquba. Bring 'em on: Thirteen US soldiers wounded in mortar near Baquba. Bring 'em on: Two US soldiers wounded in bomb attack near Baquba. Media analysis: "Most analysts agree that the major television networks, while reporting the combat deaths as they happen, have kept the issue on the back burner...'It's clear that the media has knuckled under, to some extent, to government pressure and conservative flack about negative reporting...'" Poll reveals the window of opportunity is closed. "Coalition forces have squandered the goodwill that resulted from removing Saddam Hussein from power, with nearly 43 percent of Iraqis viewing them as liberators six months ago but only 14.8 percent feeling the same way now." Skin parasite affects US troops. Bush revises Philippine history. US raid sends all village males to prison. Not exactly Howling Jake, but close enough. Details of aid pledges. Wolfie visits Iraq again. Casualty Reports Local story: Texas soldier dies in Iraq. Local story: Oklahoma soldier dies in Iraq.


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