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protect freedom impeach bush now Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:08 AM
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CBSNews: 3 GIs Killed , 3 wounded; large sections Baghdad in turmoil
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:19 AM by protect freedom impe
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main5418...

Three GIs Killed In Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 7, 2003

(CBS/AP) Three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter were killed and three other service members were wounded in a pair of roadside bombings in central Iraq, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
They were the first reported deaths by hostile fire of American soldiers in Iraq since Friday.

The deaths came on a tense day in Baghdad.

Some 2,000 former intelligence officers demonstrated, demanding their jobs back. U.S. helicopters and Humvees responded when 600 Shiites protested, claiming the U.S. had illegally detained their imam, which could not be confirmed. Earlier, the Foreign Ministry building was hit by a mortar shell, causing no injuries.
The latest deaths bring to 91 the number of American soldiers killed by hostile fire in Iraq since President Bush declared an end to major combat operations here May 1.

A total of 320 U.S. service members have died in Iraq since the United States and Britain launched military operations against Saddam Hussein's government on March 20.

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large sections of Baghdad were in turmoil


http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/69519...

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Also Tuesday, large sections of Baghdad were in turmoil after an explosion inside the Foreign Ministry compound, former intelligence officers demanding back pay or jobs hurled paving stones at American forces, and U.S. solders confronted a big demonstration of Shiite Muslims after closing a mosque and allegedly arresting the imam.

There were no known injuries in any of the incidents, but traffic in the center of the capital was at a near standstill. Streets around the Foreign Ministry and Saddam's former Republican Palace - headquarters of the U.S.-lead Coalition Provisional Authority - were blocked by U.S. soldiers in armored vehicles and Iraqi police.

Army Maj. John Frisbie said the explosion at the Foreign Ministry blasted a crater about a foot in diameter in the parking lot but caused no injuries.

Hussein Amin, a witness, said a mortar shell or rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the ministry compound and landed near the office of Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who was not present. Workers in the compound came streaming out.

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:57 AM
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1. kick
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:07 AM
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2. As the Aussies say, "No worries mate."

Shrub tells us CondiLiar is personally taking charge of the situation. We can all sleep soundly now knowing Iraq is in such capable hands.
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:08 AM
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3. God forgive us...
... for electing George W. Bush.
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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:10 AM
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4. God doesn't have to forgive me . . .
. . . I didn't elect the bum!

TYY
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:31 AM
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7. NO, you're complicit , and so am I...
...
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:36 AM
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8. I Appreciate Your Sentiments, But He Wasn't Elected. You knew that, right?
'-)
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kiahzero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:12 AM
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5. =( (n/t)
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:14 AM
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6. this can't be true!
Why...why... Bush said yesterday that "everything is going well in Iraq"! :eyes:
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:48 AM
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10. Yeah, and the economy is picking up....sounds like Poppy and
we know what happened to him.

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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:46 AM
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9. How do you sleep Mr. Bush?
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:00 PM
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11. This could turn nasty really quickly
If there is a general uprising in Iraq, we are so screwed no matter what we do.
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