Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Today in History: On October 1, 2002, Iraq agreed to a plan for the return of U.N. weapons inspectors for the first time in nearly four years, but ignored U.S. demands for access to Saddam Hussein's palaces and other contested sites. War News for October 1, 2003 Bring ‘em on: US troops at Abu Ghraib Prison near Baghdad under mortar fire. Two soldiers killed while responding. CENTCOM report of this incident. Bring ‘em on: US military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel George Krivo reported on September 30 that in the past 24 hours there were “20 attacks on US troops that left one dead and a dozen wounded.” Why do I have to search an article in an Indian newspaper to find out his kind of information? I've heard Rummy and Wolfowitz whining that the media coverage of the Iraq war is "too negative." How the hell would they know? The Dead Tiger Press isn't even bothering to report this war. There aren't even any American reporters left in Iraq outside the Baghdad secure zone; they all went home to work on their book deals and hit the talk show circuit. CENTCOM reports one soldier died from “non-hostile gunshot wound.” Iraqi police open fire on demonstrators in Baghdad. Bush pleads for assistance in Iraq. South Korea may send troops to Iraq in exchange for some juicy reconstruction deals. Retired USMC General Zinni flays Bush administration post-war planning. Asked if heads should roll at the Department of Defense, Zinni answered, "Absolutely." TIME magazine features deck of “Republican Chickenhawks” playing cards. Ann Coulter objectively equates dead American soldiers with getting her hair mussed while publicly masturbating with a vibrating Dubya doll lodged in her bony ass. Ahmad Chalabi wants more control of $20 billion reconstruction fund. US troop morale slumps. Coulter blames mussed hair. Powell’s six-month timetable DOA in Baghdad. The war from an Iraqi resistance perspective. Caring for the wounded. Local story: Kentucky Guardsman killed in Iraq. Local story: Wyoming Guardsman killed in Iraq. Local story: Pennsylvania soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Ohio soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: Indiana soldier killed in Iraq. Commentary: Bush’s bitter harvest. Home Front: Bush raises $5.3 million in Illinois and Ohio, doubtlessly much of it from the 280,000 unemployed factory workers in those two states who have lost their jobs since Bush took office.


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