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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Whack-A-Mole Strategery

Bush yesterday:

America and our coalition have a strategy in place to aid the rise of a stable democracy in Iraq.

Bill Lind today:

[At] the moment that the U.S. troops were moving into Fallujah, suddenly, most of Mosul – a city in the north, which is at least five or six times the size of Falluja – fell to the insurgents… This is far more important in some ways that what’s happened in Falluja...Just as Stalingrad marked the turning point in Fall Barbarossa, so Fallujah will go down in history as the “tipping point” in America’s Last Crusade.

But Mosul's calm, right?

More than 20 people, including Americans and Iraqis, were killed in an attack Tuesday on a U.S. base in Iraq, said Brig. Gen. Carter Ham, commander of Task Force Olympia. The attack wounded more than 60 people at the base near the northern city of Mosul -- Camp Marez, Ham said. The dead include U.S. military personnel, U.S. contractors, foreign contractors and members of the Iraqi army, he said.

13 US troops dead, nationalities of the other casualties unknown as yet, in a mortar attack on the camp dining hall during lunch.  The sun can't return fast enough...

ntodd

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At times like this I really wish for a good, good debriefing after I'm dead.

Of course, I'm so skeptical, how will I know I'm dead?

I trust Dubya has to explain himself to everyone who died under his watch.

Posted by: Darryl Pearce | Dec 21, 2004 1:16:39 PM

It turns out that there were at least 18 US dead and it was a suicide bomber.

You hire contractors for food service and you open your perimeter to infiltration.

The bomber walked into the mess tent and detonated a bomb at lunch.

This is not what the military wants, this is what Bush and his DoD has ordered.

Posted by: Bryan | Dec 21, 2004 1:50:54 PM

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