Thursday, October 30, 2003

War News for October 30, 2003 Bring 'em on: Bomb attack against a freight train reported near Fallujah. Bring 'em on: US military vehilce bombed in Baghdad. Bring 'em on: Office of Iraq's interim foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari was destroyed in an explosives attack two weeks ago. Bring 'em on: US soldier wounded in bomb ambush near Mosul. US casualties in Iraq not fully reported. UN withdraws staff from Iraq due to lack of security. Crony colonialism: "Firms doing US government-funded business in Iraq and Afghanistan donated more to President George W. Bush's 2000 election campaign than they gave any other politician in the past 12 years, said a new study." More on war corruption: "In one instance, the report said the husband of a senior Pentagon official was given sub-contracting work in Iraq." Halliburton no-bid contract doubled in cost as well as extended. Wolfie cracks under fire. "US deputy defence secretary Paul Wolfowitz was visibly shaken as he fended off hecklers at Georgetown University during a speech Thursday." US soldier charged with cowardice in Iraq. "Pogany said he told his team sergeant he was headed for a "nervous breakdown" and needed help. After that, Pogany said, he did not request to go on missions and was not asked to go." Commentary Editorial: Bush needs a plan, not spin. "Putting a rhetorical Band-Aid on problems in Iraq won’t make them go away. It reminds us of a child closing his eyes and wishing the broccoli on his dinnner plate would disappear." Casualty Report Local story: Texas soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: South Dakota soldier wounded in Iraq.


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