War News for July 7, 2004
Bring ‘em on: Four US Marines killed in action in al-Anbar
Bring ‘em on: Heavy fighting reported in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Son of Ramadi
city council chief assassinated.
Bring ‘em on: Six Iraqis wounded in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Fourteen Iraqis killed, 70 wounded in car bombing near Baquba
Bring ‘em on: Oil pipeline sabotaged near Kirkuk
Bring ‘em on: Two Iraqi policemen wounded in ambush near Latifiyah
Bring ‘em on: Convoy ambushed by roadside bomb near Basra
. One Iraqi killed.
Bring ‘em on: Green Zone mortared in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Iraqi police defuse car bomb in Baghdad
Bring ‘em on: Four Iraqis wounded in attack on police checkpoint near Kirkuk
CENTCOM reports one US soldier killed, four injured in vehicle accident near Ramadi
Iraqi Patriot Act
. “Prime Minister Iyad Allawi on Tuesday signed into law broad martial powers that allow him to impose curfews anywhere in the country, ban groups he considers seditious and order the detentions of people suspected of being security risks.”
. “Two thirds of Iraqis either strongly or ‘somewhat’ oppose the presence of US-led coalition forces, a new opinion poll has found, and 80 per cent say they should leave immediately or once a government is elected in January.”
. “A senior Defense Department official conducted unauthorized investigations of Iraq reconstruction efforts and used their results to push for lucrative contracts for friends and their business clients, according to current and former Pentagon officials and documents. John A. ‘Jack’ Shaw, deputy undersecretary for international technology security, represented himself as an agent of the Pentagon's inspector general in conducting the investigations, sources said…. Shaw's actions are the latest to raise concerns that senior Republican officials working in Washington and Iraq have used the rebuilding effort in Iraq to reward associates and political allies. One of Shaw's close friends, the former top U.S. transportation official in Iraq, is under investigation for his role in promoting an Iraqi national airline with a company linked to the Saddam Hussein regime.”
: “The media know that whatever "Fahrenheit 9/11" exposes about Bush, it also has exposed something arguably even more important about them: that balance is itself bias and that under its cover they have protected a president whose administration, if examined fairly, may very well be indefensible.”
Local story: Texas
soldier killed in Iraq.
Local story: New York
soldier wounded in Iraq.
Local story: Florida
Guardsman wounded in Iraq.
Local story: Pennsylvania
Marine wounded in Iraq.
Local story: Kentucky
Guardsman wounded in Iraq.
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