Thursday, January 22, 2004

War News for January 22, 2004 Bring ‘em on: Two Iraqi policemen killed in attack on police station Fallujah. Bring ‘em on: Two US soldiers killed, one wounded in mortar attack near Baquba. Bring ‘em on: Four Iraqi civilians working for US forces killed in ambush near Fallujah. Bring ‘em on: Spanish police commander wounded in assassination attempt in Diwaniya. Bring ‘em on: Iraqi civilian killed by roadside bomb near Kirkuk. South Africa firm withdraws from Iraqi reconstruction. “Mechem managing director Braam Rossouw said on Wednesday that while ‘landmines will be a problem for a long time to come’, the company decided not to renew its contract after the war ‘because it is currently too dangerous in the country and because of the politically unstable situation.’” Free market competition in Iraq. “Rival tribes are at loggerheads to secure lucrative contracts for defending a key oil pipeline in northern Iraq, seen as economic salvation in a country where jobs are few and far between.” CIA report says Iraq is heading toward civil war. “Yesterday's warning starkly contradicts the upbeat assessment given by President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address earlier this week.” Report from Planet Cheney. “Cheney also said that he’s confident that there was a relationship between al-Qaida and ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The Bush administration, however, has said in the past that there is no evidence that Saddam was behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.” Commentary Opinion: Lieutenant AWOL’s patriotic rhetoric. “Weapons of mass destruction-related program activities? Well, no wonder we couldn't wait for the weapons inspectors to do their job. No wonder hundreds of Americans had to lose their lives. It is just like the Bush administration has said from day one: Saddam was harboring weapons of mass destruction -related program activities, and we cannot allow related program activities to fall into the wrong hands...Bush also threatened to put a heterosexual-only definition of marriage in the Constitution. This is a historic idea, since it would be the first time something was added to the Constitution in order to advance discrimination rather than stop it.” Casualty Reports Local story: Washington State soldier wounded in Iraq. Local story: Texas soldier killed in Iraq.


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