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U.S. targets al-Zarqawi network, kills 16
AP | 6/19/04 | JIM KRANE

Posted on 06/19/2004 8:34:25 AM PDT by kattracks

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A U.S. military plane fired missiles Saturday into a residential neighborhood in Fallujah, killing at least 16 people and leveling houses there, police and residents said. A U.S. official said the target was a known hideout of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror network.

It was the first significant U.S. military action in the city since Marines ended a bloody three-week siege against insurgents. Since the U.S. forces left, residents have said that extremist influence in the Sunni Muslim city, west of Baghdad, has only grown.

Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, coalition deputy operations chief, said the attack struck a known hideout of al-Zarqawi and that the blast caused "multiple secondary explosions" of ammunition and roadside bomb materials stored there. There was no way to confirm the U.S. claim.

U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said several members of the al-Zarqawi network were believed in the house at the time of the attack but they did not know if the terrorist mastermind himself was inside. The officials did not dispute Iraqi casualty figures.

Al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian-born militant believed to have ties to al-Qaida, has been blamed for the string of car bombs across Iraq, including the Thursday that killed 35 people and wounded 145 at an Iraqi military recruiting center in Baghdad.

President George W. Bush has cited al-Zarqawi's presence in Iraq before the April 2003 collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime as evidence of contacts between al-Qaida and the former Iraqi regime.

Elsewhere, U.S. troops battled insurgents for a fourth day near the city of Baqouba, northeast of Baghdad, in fighting that has killed at least six Iraqis and one American soldier, the U.S. military and witnesses said. In southern Iraq, a roadside bomb killed at least two people, including a Portuguese security officer.

In the Fallujah strike, at least two houses were destroyed and six others were damaged in the poor neighborhood.

The Iraqi Health Ministry said 16 people were killed, though they expected the number to rise. Residents said 20 bodies — including at least three women and five children — were taken for immediate burial, in accordance with Islamic custom, while hospitals reported at least two more dead.

"At 9:30 a.m., a U.S. plane shot two missiles on this residential area," said the Fallujah police chief, Sabbar al-Janabi, as he surveyed the wreckage. "Scores were killed and injured. This picture speaks for itself."

In Fallujah, rescue workers combed the scene, searching the rubble for other victims. Slabs of concrete and steel reinforcing bars were upended and twisted, Associated Press Television News footage showed.

Water pooled from a 20-foot crater in front of one of the destroyed houses, apparently from where one of the missiles struck. One man displayed several Qurans burned in the strikes.

Outraged residents accused the Americans of trying to inflict maximum damaged by firing two strikes — one first to attack and another to kill the rescuers.

"The number of casualties is so high because after the first missile we jumped to rescue the victims," said Wissam Ali Hamad. "The second missile killed those trying to carry out the rescue."

U.S. Marines besieged Fallujah in April after four American security contractors were killed in an ambush in the city and their bodies mutilated.

Ten Marines and hundreds of Iraqis, many of them civilians, died before the siege was lifted and security was handed over to an Iraqi volunteer force, the Fallujah Brigade.

The clashes northeast of the capital began Wednesday in Buhriz when insurgents fired on U.S. troops after they met with the mayor to discuss reconstruction projects, 1st Infantry Division spokesman Maj. Neal O'Brien said.

Buhriz is located on the outskirts of Baqouba, about 35 miles northeast of Baghdad,

Clashes have continued intermittently in the Baqouba area ever since. One American soldier died of wounds suffered Friday in Buhriz, O'Brien said.

The clashes spread Saturday to nearby Tahrir, where insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a U.S. patrol, wounding two U.S. soldiers, O'Brien said. The soldiers were evacuated to the 31st Combat Support Hospital.

Dr. Nassir Jawad of the Baqouba General Hospital said at least six Iraqis were killed and 54 were wounded in the Buhriz fighting. Municipal officials had said 13 Iraqis died. U.S. officials put the Iraqi death toll at 10 in the Thursday fighting and five on Friday.

In southern Iraq, a roadside bomb killed at least two people, including a Portuguese security official working for the state-run Oil Products Co. and an Iraqi policeman guarding him, police Capt. Diaa Hussein said. The Portugese Foreign Ministry confirmed the death of the Portuguese citizen, Antonio Jose Monteiro Abelha, 36.

The two were driving on a road from the southern city of Basra to nearby Zubayr when the blast destroyed their vehicle. One civilian driving behind them was also injured, Hussein said.

It was the second attack in four days against people involved in protecting Iraq's oil industry. On Wednesday, gunmen killed the security chief of the state-run Northern Oil Company, Ghazi Talabani, in Kirkuk.

Insurgents have also targeted Iraq's strategic pipeline system, cutting off all exports from the southern oilfields in bombings this week. Iraq hopes to resume partial exports this weekend.

Exports from Iraq's other field near Kirkuk were halted last month due to sabotage on the pipeline to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, Turkey.

Iraq had been exporting about 1.5 million barrels of crude oil a day through two southern pipelines, both of which were damaged. A coalition spokesman said Friday the smaller pipeline had nearly been repaired but full exports would probably not resume before Wednesday.

The pipeline attacks are part of a stepped up campaign of violence in the run-up to the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government.

Meanwhile, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it would be unlawful for the United States to hold detainees, including Saddam Hussein, after the June 30 power transfer without charging them with crimes.

The U.S. military has said it will continue to hold thousands of prisoners detained since it invaded Iraq last year and that it could do so legally until a "cessation of hostilities."

"The Bush Administration can't have its cake and it too. If the occupation is over, so is the U.S. authority to detain Iraqis without criminal charges," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.



TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; fallujah; iraq; zarqawi
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1 posted on 06/19/2004 8:34:25 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

"There was no way to confirm the U.S. claim."

AP report, hmm? Maybe it's just me but does anyone recall ever seeing this disclaimer in relation to a non-U.S. claim?


2 posted on 06/19/2004 8:37:51 AM PDT by jim macomber (Author: "Bargained for Exchange", "Art & Part", "A Grave Breach" http://www.jamesmacomber.com)
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To: kattracks

Sounds very...Israeli.

Good.


3 posted on 06/19/2004 8:39:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: jim macomber
I was just about to post the same thing. The info came from Gen. Kimmitt, and they have the audacity to question his info.

Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, coalition deputy operations chief, said the attack struck a known hideout of al-Zarqawi and that the blast caused "multiple secondary explosions" of ammunition and roadside bomb materials stored there. There was no way to confirm the U.S. claim

4 posted on 06/19/2004 8:39:28 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: jim macomber

Exactly! You beat me to the post. Later in the article, however, they report as fact that women and children were among the dead, taking the word of some "residents." Honestly, these reporters come across as wide-eyed babes-in-the-woods-types. How embarrassing for them.


5 posted on 06/19/2004 8:42:05 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (If we had some eggs, we could have bacon and eggs if we had some bacon. --unknown Freeper)
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To: kattracks

Now we're getting somewhere......


6 posted on 06/19/2004 8:42:38 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: dawn53

They don't insert the same disclaimer after statements, even dubious ones, by people in Fallujah. Hmmm.


7 posted on 06/19/2004 8:42:41 AM PDT by saquin
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To: ChocChipCookie

I believe that we have reached the stage in the War on Terror where a Declaration of War is now required. Although the Congress passes the declaration, for all practical purposes it will not happen unless it is presented to them by the President. Therefore, if you agree that a declaration is needed, please contact President Bush (202-456-1111) and urge him to submit a Declaration of War to Congress.


8 posted on 06/19/2004 8:43:07 AM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: kattracks

I expect all those naysayers to show up here to recant "the do nothing to avenge American deaths" mantra that has been leveled at the White House.


9 posted on 06/19/2004 8:46:21 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: txrangerette

More on this topic.


10 posted on 06/19/2004 8:46:30 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: jim macomber

You are right on target re AP = Arabic Propaganda!


11 posted on 06/19/2004 8:46:38 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( J.F.K. STANDS FOR: (JIHAD FOR KERRY!))
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To: kattracks

Anyone calling this a wedding yet?


12 posted on 06/19/2004 8:46:47 AM PDT by The Bandit
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To: jim macomber

When do they start claiming that it was a wedding celebration?


13 posted on 06/19/2004 8:46:55 AM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: kattracks

Anyone calling this a wedding yet?


14 posted on 06/19/2004 8:47:07 AM PDT by The Bandit
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To: dawn53

Jim Krane
Associated Press
jkrane@AP.ORG


15 posted on 06/19/2004 8:47:21 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Binghamton_native
A declartation of war wouldn't been easy in the months following 9/11, but in the current (hostile) political climate it'd be quite a trick. .....and politically risky, especially if the President's proposal is shot down.

It's not going to happen, imo.

16 posted on 06/19/2004 8:47:30 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Slings and Arrows

So far no buldozers involved...

Woo-hoo Cavalry Ho !!


17 posted on 06/19/2004 8:48:14 AM PDT by traumer
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To: ChocChipCookie
Let's rewrite some of this article:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A U.S. military plane fired missiles Saturday into a residential neighborhood in Fallujah, killing at least 16 people and leveling houses there, police and residents said. There was no way to confirm the claim. A U.S. official said the target was a known hideout of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror network.

It was the first significant U.S. military action in the city since Marines ended a bloody three-week siege against insurgents. Since the U.S. forces left, residents have said that extremist influence in the Sunni Muslim city, west of Baghdad, has only grown.

Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, coalition deputy operations chief, said the attack struck a known hideout of al-Zarqawi and that the blast caused "multiple secondary explosions" of ammunition and roadside bomb materials stored there. There was no way to confirm the U.S. claim.

The Iraqi Health Ministry said 16 people were killed, though they expected the number to rise.There was no way to confirm the claim. Residents said 20 bodies — including at least three women and five children — were taken for immediate burial, in accordance with Islamic custom, while hospitals reported at least two more dead.There was no way to confirm the claim.

"At 9:30 a.m., a U.S. plane shot two missiles on this residential area," said the Fallujah police chief, Sabbar al-Janabi, as he surveyed the wreckage. "Scores were killed and injured. This picture speaks for itself." There was no way to confirm the claim.

In Fallujah, rescue workers combed the scene, searching the rubble for other victims. Slabs of concrete and steel reinforcing bars were upended and twisted, Associated Press Television News footage showed.

Water pooled from a 20-foot crater in front of one of the destroyed houses, apparently from where one of the missiles struck. One man displayed several Qurans burned in the strikes.

Outraged residents accused the Americans of trying to inflict maximum damaged by firing two strikes — one first to attack and another to kill the rescuers. There was no way to confirm the claim.

"The number of casualties is so high because after the first missile we jumped to rescue the victims," said Wissam Ali Hamad. "The second missile killed those trying to carry out the rescue." There was no way to confirm the claim.

18 posted on 06/19/2004 8:48:26 AM PDT by saquin
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To: jim macomber

what happened to the effort to apprehend those responsible for killing the four contractors and mutilating their bodies? Is the Fallujah brigade now responsible for carrying out our pledge?


19 posted on 06/19/2004 8:48:33 AM PDT by mastequilla
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To: kattracks

All I can say is, it's about time!


20 posted on 06/19/2004 8:48:37 AM PDT by Shane
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To: Binghamton_native
I believe that we have reached the stage in the War on Terror where a Declaration of War is now required. Although the Congress passes the declaration, for all practical purposes it will not happen unless it is presented to them by the President. Therefore, if you agree that a declaration is needed, please contact President Bush (202-456-1111) and urge him to submit a Declaration of War to Congress

Against who? It would have been easy to declare war on Al Qaeda after 9/11, but now there are so many splinter groups that such a declaration would be meaningless. And what would it achieve?

21 posted on 06/19/2004 8:49:56 AM PDT by mastequilla
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To: kattracks
Since the U.S. forces left, residents have said that extremist influence in the Sunni Muslim city, west of Baghdad, has only grown.

This is the result of a policy of "containment."

Policies of containment soon lead to implementing policies of appeasement, and we all know how well that worked for the League of Nations.

Can freedom really afford a John Kerry as President of the United States?

22 posted on 06/19/2004 8:49:56 AM PDT by SaveTheChief (Today's mini-rant: It's spelled l-o-s-e-r)
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To: The Bandit

Let's call it an early 4th of July!...;)


23 posted on 06/19/2004 8:50:05 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: jim macomber

I noticed that, too.
Let's see Reuters decides to follow suit.


24 posted on 06/19/2004 8:50:54 AM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: Binghamton_native

In which case John F. Kerry would announce that he would do the very opposite...


25 posted on 06/19/2004 8:51:00 AM PDT by traumer
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To: traumer
So far no buldozers involved...

It would be nice to see the Caterpillars see some action, for sure. .......although you can be sure the UN would throw a shiite fit ;)

26 posted on 06/19/2004 8:51:40 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ChocChipCookie
Residents said 20 bodies — including at least three women and five children — were taken for immediate burial Hastily ditched, burying the "Women and children" with their moustaches and RPG's and AK47's, in accordance with Islamic custom, while hospitals reported were bribed and intimidated to report at least two more dead.

Probably no less true. Funny how only SOME people care about women and children, though, and only some of the time.

27 posted on 06/19/2004 8:52:26 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Contents may have settled during shipping, but this tagline contains the stated product weight.)
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To: RGSpincich
I expect all those naysayers to show up here to recant "the do nothing to avenge American deaths" mantra that has been leveled at the White House.

Are you the dreamer..........LOL


28 posted on 06/19/2004 8:53:09 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Binghamton_native
A Declaration of War? Against whom?
29 posted on 06/19/2004 8:53:47 AM PDT by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: kattracks
The Bush Administration can't have its cake and it too. If the occupation is over, so is the U.S. authority to detain Iraqis without criminal charges," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch

I think Mr Roth should take the Thanksgiving approach with his commentary and just stuff it.

30 posted on 06/19/2004 8:54:07 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: kattracks
"Outraged residents accused the Americans of trying to inflict maximum damaged by firing two strikes — one first to attack and another to kill the rescuers."

Right. If we wanted to inflict a lot of damage we would have dropped a daisy cutter. Probably should have...

31 posted on 06/19/2004 8:54:49 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: mastequilla

Well, let's let the President's advisors figure out the wording of the declaration. First, we have to have the will to seek a declaration. How would it help? There would be much more serious consequences politically and legally with regard to the type of over the top criticism that is coming from the left. Can you imagine Senator Kennedy spouting off if an official state of war existed? In addition, it would help the public to have a better grasp of the seriousness of the situation. With events as they are in Saudi Arabia, we may soon see as much as a 20% reduction in available oil. That will constitute an emergency that I believe needs to be backed up by a declaration of war.


32 posted on 06/19/2004 8:57:15 AM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: ChocChipCookie

Exactly. They always report women and children as facts. The message we should be sending to these women (who let their children stay in places with these men) is that you shouldn't hang around with terrorists.


33 posted on 06/19/2004 8:57:34 AM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace (I'm from the government and I'm here to help.)
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To: kattracks
...including at least three women and five children — were taken for immediate burial, in accordance with Islamic custom, while hospitals reported at least two more dead.

Yeah? Prove it! Usually, these liars can't wait to display the bloodied bodies of their women and children so that they can weep, cry out for vengeance against the US and the Jooos while getting loads of air time on Al Jazeera TV. I think they LIE.

Even if there is a chance of some women and children being killed in the cross-fire, I say go for it, especially if there's a chance to nail Zarqawi. (sic) These 7th Century savages don't think twice before they kidnap and behead infidels or murder women and children in cars, pizza parlors, malls, etc.. The terrorist supporters' cowardly, give-in, left-wing, bleeding heart comrades can oppose these tactics all they want, while they conveniently ignore and/or excuse the barbarism of the terrorist. This is war. It's us or them...

34 posted on 06/19/2004 8:58:13 AM PDT by demnomo
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The Claim may not be comfirmed but the AP photos indicated something was in the area causing destruction

Residents of a Fallujah, Iraq neighborhood walk through the wreckage of their homes which were destroyed in a U.S. airstrike Saturday June 19, 2004. A U.S. military plane fired missiles killing at least 20 and leveling houses in the restive Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah, police and residents said. The U.S. military declined comment. (AP Photo/Abdul-Kadr Saadi)
Sat Jun 19, 9:15 AM ET
AP

Residents of a Fallujah, Iraq (news - web sites) neighborhood walk through the wreckage of their homes which were destroyed in a U.S. airstrike Saturday June 19, 2004. A U.S. military plane fired missiles killing at least 20 and leveling houses in the restive Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah, police and residents said. The U.S. military declined comment. (AP Photo/Abdul-Kadr Saadi)

Residents of a Fallujah, Iraq neighborhood walk through the wreckage of their homes which were destroyed in a U.S. airstrike Saturday June 19, 2004. A U.S. military plane fired missiles killing at least 20 and leveling houses in the restive Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah, police and residents said. The U.S. military declined comment. (AP Photo/Abdul-Kadr Saadi)
Sat Jun 19, 9:16 AM ET
AP

Residents of a Fallujah, Iraq (news - web sites) neighborhood walk through the wreckage of their homes which were destroyed in a U.S. airstrike Saturday June 19, 2004. A U.S. military plane fired missiles killing at least 20 and leveling houses in the restive Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah, police and residents said. The U.S. military declined comment. (AP Photo/Abdul-Kadr Saadi)

A residents of a Fallujah, Iraq neighborhood sifts through the wreckage of his home which were destroyed in a U.S. airstrike Saturday June 19, 2004. A U.S. military plane fired missiles killing at least 20 and leveling houses in the restive Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah, police and residents said. The U.S. military declined comment. (AP Photo/Abdul-Kadr Saadi)
Sat Jun 19, 9:15 AM ET
AP

A residents of a Fallujah, Iraq (news - web sites) neighborhood sifts through the wreckage of his home which were destroyed in a U.S. airstrike Saturday June 19, 2004. A U.S. military plane fired missiles killing at least 20 and leveling houses in the restive Sunni Muslim city of Fallujah, police and residents said. The U.S. military declined comment. (AP Photo/Abdul-Kadr Saadi)


35 posted on 06/19/2004 8:58:58 AM PDT by deport
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To: ChocChipCookie
"Honestly, these reporters come across as wide-eyed babes-in-the-woods-types."

To me they come accross as seedy eyed liberals on a mission to cast doubt on the Iraq war and paint Bush as an insensitive, selfish tyrant who wants 'oil for blood'.

36 posted on 06/19/2004 9:00:05 AM PDT by TheCrusader ("the frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" Pope Urban II)
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To: jslade

Why do we on Free Republic have to decide the wording of the declaration? I believe that we have reached the point where we need the declaration in order to make the pricce for divisive dissent greater than it is now. All I'm asking is that we urge the President to submit a declaration to Congress. He and his advisors will figure out against whom.


37 posted on 06/19/2004 9:01:45 AM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: mastequilla

It would take a small step in the direction of respecting the Constitution - - - after decades of "police actions" and "executive military actions" ratified by appropriations after the fact.


38 posted on 06/19/2004 9:02:54 AM PDT by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: jim macomber
And what's the point of including this?

Meanwhile, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement it would be unlawful for the United States to hold detainees, including Saddam Hussein, after the June 30 power transfer without charging them with crimes.

The U.S. military has said it will continue to hold thousands of prisoners detained since it invaded Iraq last year and that it could do so legally until a "cessation of hostilities."

"The Bush Administration can't have its cake and it too. If the occupation is over, so is the U.S. authority to detain Iraqis without criminal charges," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.

If the author is writing "a coupla things regarding Iraq today", shouldn't he call it that?

39 posted on 06/19/2004 9:07:42 AM PDT by onehipdad (Make no mistake, we are now engaged in World War III....)
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To: deport
Question is did they kill the terrorist? I do not believe that there were women and children killed, there is no way to prove that claim but by asking people who will lie to support their terrorist agenda. Of course the AP will write the story to support the terrorist just as they did the 9-11 Commission report. The left-wing fascist news-media will go to any length to dis America, the American military and our war time President. I for one am still waiting for them to admit that they lied about the 9-11 Commission report on Saddam and Al swine
40 posted on 06/19/2004 9:09:40 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: Slings and Arrows

I will be distributing baklava to my neighbors over this.


41 posted on 06/19/2004 9:11:51 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: kattracks

Time of our choosing


42 posted on 06/19/2004 9:13:53 AM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: kattracks
A U.S. military plane fired missiles Saturday into a residential neighborhood in Fallujah

bbbbbut I thought we surrendered in Fallujah(sarcasm on)

"The Bush Administration can't have its cake and it too. If the occupation is over, so is the U.S. authority to detain Iraqis without criminal charges," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.

I wonder if he talked to Saddam like that, moron.

The new Iraqi govt will expell idiots like this, that is if he ever shows up in their country.

43 posted on 06/19/2004 9:23:57 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Part of the Reagan legacy is to re-elect G.W. Bush))
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To: kattracks
"The number of casualties is so high because after the first missile we jumped to rescue the victims," said Wissam Ali Hamad. "The second missile killed those trying to carry out the rescue."

I hope we did this on purpose! That'll teach 'em.

44 posted on 06/19/2004 9:24:57 AM PDT by WL-law
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To: Binghamton_native

IMHO a declaration of war was passed in Sept 2001.

We have short memories.


45 posted on 06/19/2004 9:27:26 AM PDT by WOSG (Peace through Victory! Iraq victory, W victory, American victory!)
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To: kattracks
Take the fight to them fellas. Off with their heads...and arm, legs, etc., etc.

LBT

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46 posted on 06/19/2004 9:30:42 AM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Even now in heaven there are angels carrying savage weapons.)
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To: YOUGOTIT
I for one am still waiting for them to admit that they lied about the 9-11 Commission report on Saddam and Al swine

On the contrary the continue to repeat the LIE. The front page of the LA Slimes is prima facia evidence they have no intent of stopping the jihad against the Commander in Chief.

47 posted on 06/19/2004 9:30:57 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Part of the Reagan legacy is to re-elect G.W. Bush))
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To: kattracks

Now we need to start firing a third missle in strikes... to nail the press vultures.

Ah, but one can dream.


48 posted on 06/19/2004 9:33:32 AM PDT by ex 98C MI Dude (Proud Member of the Reagan Republicans)
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To: kattracks
Outraged residents accused the Americans of trying to inflict maximum damaged by firing two strikes — one first to attack and another to kill the rescuers.

From Col. Tavington in "The Patriot" - "Let it be known that if you harbour the enemy - you will lose your home". And even though Mel Gibson gave Tavinton a Gibson style death at the end, Tavinton was still able to decimate Gibson's militia.

49 posted on 06/19/2004 9:34:07 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: nwrep
I will be distributing baklava to my neighbors over this.

Might I also suggest tortillas&salsa and a hearty round of ululation.

50 posted on 06/19/2004 9:35:55 AM PDT by Yardstick
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