War News for November 5, 2003
Bring ‘em on: British Marine killed in southern Iraq
Bring ‘em on: RPG attack against US troops in Mosul
Bring ‘em on: Yesterday’s mortar attacks in Baghdad
wounded four. No information regarding nationality of the victims was released. Gee, I wonder why?
Bring ‘em on: US troops mortared in Baquba
Bring ‘em on: Bulgarian troops shelled in Karbala
Turks won’t send troops; US may mobilize more reservists
reconstitution of Iraqi Army.
Thai Army drafts plans to withdraw troops
Bush seeks new ways to bullshit
American public about his quagmire
. “The quandary for Mr. Bush, administration officials say, is in finding a balance: expressing sympathy for fallen soldiers without drawing more attention to the casualties by commenting daily on every new death.” Maybe "Whistle-Ass" Bush should just ask "Featherbutt" Nethercutt for some advice?
Medical staging area at Ramstein AFB expanded to accommodate
flow of wounded soldiers. “The decision to build a new structure comes as the steady flow of patients from Iraq continues, with Landstuhl Regional Medical Center receiving an average of 44 patients a day.”
Wounded troops at Landstuhl RMC
. “’Since the 23rd of March up to the 2nd of November we had 912’ patients, said Cornum…”
US troops accidentally kill
Iraqi farmer. Look, I know there are always accidental deaths of civilians in combat, but this shit is getting out of hand.
Philadelphia Army officer retires. Commanded Infantry battalion in Iraq, praises troops by name
. “Before Rutter and his troops left Georgia for their initial deployment, he called the parents of the single soldiers to tell them their sons and daughters were in good hands. ‘Some of those parents, I didn't bring their kids back,’ he said, a catch in his voice.”
Who says Bush isn't interested in creating new jobs
Ultra-conservative Claremont Institute presents Rush Limbaugh
with its Churchill Award for Statesmanship. They plan to present the award in Los Angeles on November 21, 2003. I assume Rush will be out of drug rehab by then and he can make bail if the police arrest him beforehand. I am NOT making this shit up.
: “Bush put his chips on the Defense Department and that gave him a magnificent victory in the ground war. And since the ‘official’ war has ended, Bush has stood by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld despite repeated miscues. The Defense Department underestimated the number of soldiers needed to establish security, failed to have a plan for pacification, disbanded the Iraqi army and turned Iraqi soldiers out into the streets and alleys with nothing to do but make trouble.”
Local story: Indiana
soldier killed in Iraq. Reader Millenium Force provided this link to another local story about Specialist Penisten
Local story: Washington State
soldier killed in Iraq.
Local story: Pennsylvania
soldier killed in Iraq.
Local story: North Carolina
soldier wounded in Iraq.