Tuesday, October 14, 2003

War News for October 14, 2003 Bring ‘em on: Car bomb explodes at Turkish embassy in Baghdad. Hospitals report 10 wounded. Bring ‘em on: One US soldier killed, two wounded in bomb ambush near Jalawla. Bring ‘em on: One US soldier killed, two wounded in RPG ambush near Tikrit. Bring ‘em on: CNN reports a total of three US soldiers killed, 13 wounded in action during the past 24 hours. CENTCOM reports two US soldiers were killed in a vehicle accident in Baghdad. One was injured. CENTCOM reports one US soldier found dead in Euphrates River near Hadithah. Rival Shi’ite factions fighting in Karbala. US troops arrest imam at Grand Mosque in Fallujah. “Nizzal has frequently urged his flock not to cooperate with US-led occupation forces.” US Army officer organized “Astroturf” campaign. “The original letter was written by his staff, edited by him and then passed onto the soldiers. Lt Col Caraccilo said that some had chosen to send them home while some had not.” US Army reports Saddam sighted in Tikrit. US Army denies reports of Saddam sightings in Tikrit. News from the Chickenhawk Cheerleaders Tour The Tour goes on the road: “Commerce Secretary Donald. L. Evans, joining the new administration campaign to convince Americans and Iraqis that the occupation is succeeding, leaped from his motorcade in downtown Baghdad today when he spotted two teenagers selling Coca-Cola. Evans bought a round for a couple of youngsters and soon had about 20 more crowding around him, none seeming to mind that he called the beverage ‘lemonade.’” Kinda like knowing the difference between shit and Shinola, I guess. Bush says he’s in charge, demands sacrifices from American soldiers. Then he went to play golf with his buddies. Commentary Jimmy Breslin: “This column today is about young men who were playing in another world. You can find the names in virtually no other place. Obscure people dying in obscurity. The Pekinese of the Press do not feel dead soldiers are worth mentioning. Only the guy next to them knew what they were made of.” Casualty Reports Local story: California soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Michigan soldier killed in Iraq. Other News Sailors from USS Lincoln at Clark meet-up: One said of Bush's carrier PR stunt, "it was like a slap in the face."


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