Monday, February 02, 2004

Today is “Bring ‘em on" Day! Six months ago today, Lieutenant AWOL, wanting to sound tough in order to hide the fact that he's really a pampered and cowardly mamma's-boy, issued that challenge to insurgents, terrorists – in fact, anybody who wanted to attack American troops. Since then, 377 Coalition soldiers have been killed in action in Iraq. Thank you George, you spoiled little prick. War News for February 2, 2004 Bring ‘em on: Danish NGO vehicle attacked by roadside bomb ambush in Basra. Bring ‘em on: US troops ambushed by roadside bomb near Fallujah. Bring ‘em on: US troops under rocket fire in Kirkuk while Wolfie visits; two Iraqis killed. Bring ‘em on: US tyroops attacked in Mosul as Wolfie tours the city. Wolfie says anti-American attacks demonstrate success in Iraq. So I guess it'll be a decisive US victory when Wolfie gets an RPG shot up his ass. Finally, a measureable standard of success! Iraqi Resistance Report, January 28 – 30, 2004. One soldier killed, two injured in vehicle accident near Haditha. January deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since…November. Bush’s War increased terror threat against UK. Lack of security, transparency delay Madrid Conference donor aid. US plans to reduce garrison in central Baghdad. “Looters” killed in explosion at abandoned ammo dump near Karbala. These aren't looters in the conventional meaning of the word. From previous incidents at unsecured ammo sites, these guys are most likely insurgents obtaining an explosive supply. But the real indicator here is the continued failure to either secure the sites or destroy the ammunition. The coalition is stretched so thin guarding their base camps and supply routes that they can’t afford the additional resources required to secure these ammo sites. The “adults” in charge at the CPA. “At Yale University, Jay Hallen majored in political science, rarely watched financial news channels and didn't follow the stock market. All of which made the 24-year-old an unlikely pick for the difficult task of rebuilding Iraq's shattered stock exchange. But Hallen, a private-sector development officer for the United States-led Coalition Provisional Authority, was given the job immediately after arriving in Baghdad last September.” “No safe place” in Iraq. “The couple of hundred South Africans who go to Iraq as security guards usually don't realise what danger awaits them. ‘Its simply not worth the money or the effort, because nothing can guarantee one's safety in Iraq,’ says a South African who worked in the war-ravaged country for six months last year…Nearly 120 people died in bomb attacks in Irbil, Kirkuk, Mosul and Baghdad at the weekend.(Emphasis added.) Casualty Reports Local story: Michigan soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Kansas soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Two Indiana soldiers wounded in Iraq.


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