Sunday, November 09, 2003

War News for November 9, 2003 Bring ‘em on: US soldier killed, one wounded by roadside bomb in Baghdad. Bring ‘em on: US contractor missing since October 9. Bring ‘em on: British convoy ambushed in Basra by roadside bomb. Bring ‘em on: US soldiers ambushed in Mosul; several US soldiers reported wounded, residents burn US vehicle. Bring ‘em on: US compound in Baghdad mortared again. Demonstrations of force provoke resentment and resistance. Rummy’s Iraqi police: another neo-con fiasco in the making. Bremer unhappy with hand-picked IRC. “The United States is deeply frustrated with its hand-picked council members because they have spent more time on their own political or economic interests than in planning for Iraq's political future, especially selecting a committee to write a new constitution, the officials added.” Sounds more like Bremer caught them poaching on the CPA’s turf. Attacks on oil pipelines increasing. “Not only are the acts of sabotage targeting Iraq's main export pipeline to Turkey and preventing the resumption of exports through it, but they are also interrupting the supply of crude to the Dora and Baiji refineries.” CPA confirms Bush Crony Doctrine: “The US is to reaffirm that non-American companies cannot win government contracts in the multi-billion dollar effort to rebuild Iraq.” Iraqi resistance more than the band of thugs that the Bushies want you to believe they are. Case for Bush's War “confected.” More military families sound off against Bush’s War. New York soldier returns from Iraq. “On June 19, Leary was in the turret of a Humvee with a machine gun and an automatic grenade launcher, doing convoy support through the desert. In a single blast, a rocket-propelled grenade struck the vehicle and threw Leary about 60 feet. The driver and assistant driver were both killed when the Humvee exploded into a fireball. President Bush had declared the fighting over in Iraq seven weeks earlier.” Commentary Opinion: Thoughts from a Winter Soldier. “The policy of blindly striking out to gain revenge has became the play of the day. On Sept. 12, 2001, the goodwill of the world was with the United States. The United Nations supported to the hilt U.S. and allied actions to weed out and bring to justice the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attack. But the last two years of unilateralism and arrogance by the Bush administration have diminished our support around the world. We are neck-deep in the big muddy, folks, and no one out there is going to throw us a rope until we show the world we are willing to cooperate on the issue of rebuilding Iraq and turning over power to the people of that country.” Editorial: “The more American President George W. Bush gets involved in Middle East issues, the more obvious it becomes how deficient is his knowledge of the region.” Casualty Reports Local story: Tennessee soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Massachusetts soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: South Carolina soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Massachusetts soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Missouri soldier killed in Iraq.


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