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Let’s take them up on their offer

And leave them to their civil war.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki shrugged off U.S. doubts about his government’s military and political progress yesterday, saying his forces are capable and American troops can leave “any time they want.”

Al-Maliki dismisses doubts about Iraq government – Newsday.com

Iraq PM: Country can manage without U.S. – AMERICAblog

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Written by Jeff

Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Posted in Iraq

BURN! Raaditz smacks Tony Snow down. Hard.

Check it out:

Asked by ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz during a press briefing if Iraqi officials were planning to take August off, despite another progress report due in September, Snow said, “It looks like they may, yes, just like the U.S. Congress is.”

Pressed as to whether American officials had tried to talk Iraqi leaders out of their vacation, Snow said, “You know, it’s 130 degrees in Baghdad in August. I’ll pass on your recommendation.”

“Well, Tony, Tony, I’m sorry,” Raddatz replied. “There are a lot of things that happen by September, and it’s 130 degrees for the U.S. military also on the ground.”

CNN.com – CNN Political Ticker Snow singed over remark on Iraq heat

Written by Jeff

Sunday, July 15, 2007 at 2:36 am

Posted in Iraq, Politics

Oh yeah, the surge is working

I guess all this happened in one of those areas that hasn’t seen “breathtaking improvements.”

Nearly 200 people were victims of Baghdad’s sectarian violence in the first week of June, with 32 bodies dumped around the capital on Thursday, an Iraq Interior Ministry official said.

The unidentified bodies bore the hallmarks of Iraq’s sectarian violence between Shiite and Sunnis: gunshot wounds and signs of torture. They are among the 199 bodies that police have recovered in the first seven days of the month, the Interior Ministry official said.

In May, civilian deaths across the nation jumped by nearly 30 percent to 1,949, among them 746 bodies found dumped on the streets of Baghdad.

199 killed in June, Iraq says | CNN.com

Written by Jeff

Friday, June 8, 2007 at 2:44 am

Posted in Iraq

Memorial Day 2007 – How many more kids will Bush’s war kill?

In the past year, Bush’s war has killed at least 980 982 985 soldiers. 6,883 have been reported wounded. How many more will his war kill and wound before the next Memorial Day?

flag draped coffins

Source: Iraq Coalition Casualties

Update: Two U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq – Yahoo! News

Two U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq, the U.S. military said on Sunday, pushing May to the brink of becoming the deadliest month for U.S. forces this year.

Update 2: I just saw a graphic on “ABC’s World News with Charlie Gibson” that said there have been 985 casualties since Memorial Day 2006.

Written by Jeff

Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 11:34 pm

Posted in Bush, Iraq