Saturday, October 18, 2003

War News for October 18, 2003 Starting today, I will email a copy of this page with all links and stories to George Nethercutt (R-WA) who thinks shilling for a failed president is more important than reporting on “a couple of dead soldiers every day. From his congressional homepage, I noticed that Rep. Nethercutt was born in 1944. Although apparently eligible for military service during the Vietnam conflict, Nethercutt opted to attend Washington State University and Gonzaga Law School rather than serve his country during wartime. Bring ‘em on: Five US soldiers wounded by bomb ambush in Mosul. Bring ‘em on: US troops ambushed in Fallujah. Where’s Osama? “Arabic television station Al Jazeera has broadcast two audio tapes purportedly from Osama bin Laden vowing more suicide attacks inside and outside the United States and demanding Washington quit Iraq.” Report from Landstuhl RMC. Support the troops! “Soldiers make their way by walking or using crutches through the sandy dirt to a communal bathroom, where they have propped office partitions between otherwise open toilets for privacy. A row of leaky sinks sits on an opposite wall. The latrine smells of urine and is full of bugs, because many windows have no screens. Showering is in a communal, cinder block room. Soldiers say they have to buy their own toilet paper.” Casualty Reports Local story: Massachusetts soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: New York soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Fort Campbell soldier killed in Iraq. Other News You know, when I was on active duty if I had heard a subordinate soldier say some shit like this, the only hard part of my decision would have been whether to ship him off to mental hygiene or alcohol rehab.


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