Friday, November 28, 2003

War News for November 28, 2003 Bring 'em on: One US soldier killed in mortar attack near Mosul. Bring 'em on: US soldier killed in Ramadi. Total US casualies from Bush's War approach 10,000. "Military officials deny they are fudging the numbers. But the latest figures show that 9,675 U.S. troops have been killed, wounded, injured such as in accidents, or become sick enough to require airlifting out of Iraq." Lieutenant AWOL makes brief campaign visit to Baghdad. Somebody tell the mess sergeant that the turkey's here... CNN not included in Lieutenant AWOL's press pool. "When the president travels, the White House uses a rotating system for a pool that includes newspaper, wire-service and television reporters, but news executives were not sure Thursday whether the standard procedures had been followed, according to a story in the Washington Post." New White House media policy: brown-nosers only. Coalition of the Wobbly: Poll reveals 67 percent of Poles want their troops out of Iraq; support dropped ten percent in past month. Pipeline attacks occur weekly. (Link fixed.) Iraqis unimpressed with Lieutenant AWOL's midnight visit. "'We cannot consider Bush's arrival at Baghdad International Airport yesterday as a visit to Iraq,' said Mahmoud Othman, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council. 'He did not meet with ordinary Iraqis. Bush was only trying to boost the morale of his troops.'" 3d Infantry Division after-action report confirms that Bushies screwed up post-war phase through lack of realistic planning and adequate guidance. Military families form Iraq peace mission. US troops kill two Iraqi civilians near Baquba. More about soldiers wounded in Bush's War. Montana soldier serving in Iraq. Casualty Reports Local story: Iowa soldier wounded in Iraq.


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