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Thursday, December 01, 2005

AP's Reid tries for a Cronkite moment

It's Tet!
Well, minus ANY success whatsoever. It's hard to cut and run when the enemy won't stand in any one place for more than five seconds. Who would we surrender to?

Really, Bob, this doesn't qualify for 'attack' so much as wimpy jihadis do a rocket drive-by on American bases.

Insurgents Attack U.S. Bases in Iraq

By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer
15 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents attacked several U.S. bases and government offices with mortars and rockets Thursday before dispersing in the capital of western Iraq's Anbar province, residents and police said.

Iraq's interior minister, meanwhile, fired his top official for human rights in connection with a torture investigation.

The attacks in Ramadi occurred as local tribal leaders and U.S. military officials were to hold their second meeting in a week at the governor's office in the city center. The insurgents apparently tried to shell the building, but reporters inside said there was no damage or injuries.

Police Lt. Mohammed Al-Obaidi said at least four mortar rounds fell near the U.S. base on the eastern edge of the city, but that there were no reports of casualties.

Insurgents also launched mortar rounds at an auditorium in Ramadi where U.S. and Sunni Arab leaders met on Monday, The Washington Post reported earlier this week.

Residents said that scores of masked gunmen, believed to be members of Jordan-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaida in Iraq group, ran into the city's streets Thursday but dispersed after launching attacks with mortars and Russian-made Katyusha rockets.....

.....The offensive came as President Bush said he hopes to shift more of the military burden onto the Iraqis as part of a strategy to draw down American forces.

Sir Abu Musab and the brave, brave jihadis bravely ran away. You'd think they just launched Operation Barbarossa. Watch the linked story change as the day goes by. Nobody stands by their 'journalism' any more.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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