Today in History
: On April 9, 2003
, US troops occupied Baghdad and pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein. On October 9, 2001
, a political terrorist mailed anthrax-filled letters to Senators Daschle and Leahy.
War News for October 9, 2003
Bring ‘em on: US soldier killed in convoy ambush near Baquba
Bring ‘em on: Suicide bomber kills eight at Sadr City
Bring ‘em on: Spanish military attaché assassinated in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Four US soldiers wounded by grenade in Baghdad
Anger and faith fuels Iraqi resistance
. “At first when the Americans came, many people said: ‘Welcome. They are our friends.’ Then most Iraqis saw how Americans kill Iraqis, day after day. They make more and more enemies here.”
Bush’s war devastating to National Guard recruiting and retention
Madrid Donor’s Conference
: Lack of international financial support could force US withdrawal from Iraq. “This meeting could be a turning point in the occupation because whether the hat goes back to the US full or not will determine whether the US can afford to stay. The decision of donor countries to cough up cash will depend, in turn, on whether this continues to be a unilateral or multilateral economic takeover of an occupied country.”
Bush resolution intended to gain international financial and military support likely to fail
Administration favors “no-compromise
” approach at UN. A Bush senior official “warned that if the French ‘continue, in their high-faluting way, to question the fundamental logic of what we're doing in Iraq, it makes it pretty difficult for us to cooperate with them.’”
Bush may cut and run
rather than compromise on UN role.
may adopt pre-emptive war doctrine.