Monday, December 22, 2003

War News for December 22, 2003 Draft Bring 'em on: Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in Baghdad ambush. Bring ‘em on: Oil facilities in Kirkuk mortared. Bring ‘em on: US convoy attacked with RPG fire in Mosul. (Last paragraph.) Bring ‘em on: US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Samarra. Bring ‘em on: Plot to blow up five-million liter fuel reservoir in Kirkuk discovered. Tensions between Sunni and Shi’ite communities increasing. Iraqi Kurds demonstrate in Kirkuk for autonomous Kurdish region. US troops accidentally kill Iraqi woman during raid. Who the hell is in charge around here? “But the contract proposals, which were to be released for bids Dec. 3, are being held up by an apparent turf battle between the U.S. departments of Defense and State.” Sabotage exacerbates fuel shortage. Just last week the CPA was cheerfully telling reporters that the fuel shortage was caused by all the new cars being imported and sold in a country with a shattered economy, no domestic banking system and one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. Worse, the American media patriotically reported that absurd story as fact. More insurgent attacks expected during holidays. Wounded Marines recover at Camp Pendleton clinic. Commentary Editorial: Weapons of mass destruction are still important. Idiot Watch Cheney raises campaign cash for Nethercutt. Casualty Reports Local story: Western Pennsylvania newspaper remembers local KIAs. Local story: Wisconsin MP company awarded 20 Purple Heart medals.


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