Friday, July 29, 2005

Butcher's Bill

Let's check out what's going on in Operation Bleeding Wound.

Oops, I meant Operation Iraq Liberation.

Oops, I meant Operation Iraqi Freedom, yeah, that's it ...

From CNN:

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A suicide bomber killed at least 26 people on Friday in an attack on an army recruiting center in the northern Iraqi town of Rubia, police told CNN.
The bomber blew himself up among a group of recruits, police said.
At least 30 people were wounded, police said."

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Yep, signs of progress all around. Kind of hard to recruit people who keep being blown into hamburger, but people keep lining up because it's the only job in town. You think we planned it that way?

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"On Thursday, two Marines were killed when insurgents fired small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at their unit during combat operations in Cykla, the U.S. military said in a statement issued on Friday.
Cykla -- located in Anbar province about 120 miles west of Baghdad -- is the same village where Marines launched an airstrike Thursday against insurgents after they and Iraqi forces were ambushed while on patrol.
Nine insurgents, including five identified as Syrians, were killed in the clash.
The military did not say whether the two Marines were killed in the same incident.
Also, a Task Force Baghdad soldier died about 11:30 p.m. Thursday when the vehicle he was driving was involved in a single-vehicle accident off base in central Baghdad.
He was pronounced dead at an Iraqi hospital.
The deaths bring the number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq to 1,786."

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And it just keeps on coming. Bush won't go to any of these funerals either, the dumb bastard.

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"U.S.: Terror leader captured
U.S. and Iraqi forces on Friday announced the capture of a suspected al Qaeda terror cell leader for the Mosul area in northern Iraq.
A military statement said that Ammar Abu Bara, aka Amar Hussein Hasan, was captured Wednesday in a northern Mosul neighborhood, during a cordon and search operation conducted by U.S. and Iraqi soldiers, a military statement said.
No coalition or Iraqi injuries were reported during the operation, the statement said."

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Hurrah, we caught another one! Is he another in the long line of '#3 men?'

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"Meanwhile, Iraqi transitional assembly members were working to cobble together a new constitution by the August 15 deadline so the legal framework can be put before voters in a referendum later this year.
Assembly members have said they expect to have the document done in time. They plan to announce by Monday if they will seek a six-month delay.
Earlier this week, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, visiting Baghdad, urged Iraqis to finish the constitution on schedule.
A Human Rights Watch official Thursday urged the drafters of Iraq's new constitution to honor "the full range of women's human rights consistent with Iraq's international obligations."
Janet Walsh, the group's acting women's rights director, detailed her concerns in a letter dated Thursday to Humam Hamoudi, chairman of the constitution-writing committee."

How nice! As if the Iraqi government didn't have enough evil shit cascading down on their heads, they have to suffer through a visit from Crazy Mad Donny who urges them to finish on schedule.

I wonder how he'd react to hearing them say, 'Sorry, Rummy, but we'll take our time so we get a good product, okay?'

And you may as well hang up the idea of women's rights in Iraq. Say what you like about Saddam, at least he ran a secular state that had women's rights.


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