War News for December 16, 2003
Bring 'em on: Three US soldiers wounded by roadside bomb near Tikrit
Bring 'em on: US soldier wounded in ambush near Fallujah
Bring 'em on: US soldier wounded, two Iraqis killed during riots in Ramadi
Bring 'em on: Eleven Iraqis killed during ambush of US troops in Samarra
report of this incident.
Bring 'em on: US patrol ambushed near Ramadi
. (Last paragraph.)
reports one US soldier died in a vehicle accident near al Asad. But this news report
, which quotes a US military sopkeswoman, makes it clear this was more than an "accident."
reports one US soldier died from a "non-hostile gunshot wound."
Revenge of the exiles
: Insurgent leadership remains at large.
US troops expected to remain in Iraq
for “a couple of more years.”
Halliburton gets another no-bid contract
. "To avoid having to put the work out to tender, the contract is being funded from the Development Fund for Iraq."
Analysis: A Bush family feud
. Kinda like Freddo settling old family business.
abandons “no-gloat” policy.
Down at the VFW, some veterans aren’t joining the Bush gloat-fest
. “One Vietnam War veteran from Brattleboro, whose 37-year-old son is currently serving in Iraq, called President Bush a ‘coward’ and a ‘playboy.’ ‘He was AWOL during Vietnam but he has no problem sending our sons and daughters into war,’ said the man, who asked to remain anonymous. ‘He's not a good leader.’”
The view in Iraq
. "We've just been up the street to film some television, the queues are still there at the petrol stations, people are still queuing for gas, the American soldiers are still patrolling the streets, the resentment about the occupation is obvious from people you talk to on the streets. Saddam is captured but really nothing has changed." I guess they don't get FOX News in Baghdad.
Violating our own trade agreements
. "The contrast between the Bush administration's free-trade rhetoric and its Iraq bid policy is fueling perceptions that the U.S. is an unreliable partner willing to undermine its international obligations. And the mushrooming ill will could lead to retaliation against U.S. firms abroad and make it tougher to resolve thorny trade disputes." Does anybody in the Bush administration know what they're doing?
: Saddam Hussein is not Osama bin Laden. “Despite an overwhelming paucity of evidence to support himself, President Bush has been disturbingly successful at hoodwinking the American public into believing that Saddam Hussein was somehow connected with the murderous assault on Americans on Sept. 11, 2001.”
Local story: Pennsylvania
soldier killed in Iraq.
Local story: South Carolina
soldier died in Iraq.
Local story: Missouri
soldier wounded in Iraq.
Local story: Ohio
soldier wounded in Iraq.
Army changes status of Ohio
soldier listed as "missing" after vehicle accident to "killed."