Friday, December 19, 2003

War News for December 19, 2003 Bring 'em on: Two US soldiers wounded in roadside bomb ambush near Abu Ghraib. Bring 'em on: CENTCOM reports an average of 25 attacks daily on US military and Iraqi police. Bring 'em on: Bremer gets the Wolfie treatment in Baghdad. Bring 'em on: Shi'ite party offices bombed in Baghdad. CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, two injured in vehicle accident near Balad. At least 260 Iraqi police killed since end of major combat. Rummy approves additional troop deployments to Iraq. "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has approved the deployment of an extra brigade of the elite 82nd Airborne Division to Iraq in January and extended that of another brigade to maintain combat power as other forces are being swapped out, senior US defense officials said." News Analysis: US media circulates Bush's lies. "The latest chapter unfolded this week with wide publicity -- capped by a favorable mention in a William Safire column in The New York Times on Monday and the usual hosannas on Fox News -- concerning a supposed document that linked 9/11 hijacker Mohammad Atta to Saddam Hussein." Commentary Opinion: Saddam's fate doesn't justify Bush's War. "...This whole business of attack now, pick a justification later, squanders American prestige and undermines American moral authority. As does the tendency on the part of the nation and its leaders to claim Iraq as part of the ''War on Terrorism,'' though there is, as of yet, no proven connection between Saddam Hussein and the events of Sept. 11." Casualty Reports Local story: Georgia soldier killed in Iraq.


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