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***Operation Iraqi Freedom - Situation Room - Day 14 - LIVE THREAD***

Posted on 04/01/2003 9:10:41 PM PST by Capitalism2003



TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iowa; iraq; iraqifreedom; live; war; warlist
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To: aristeides
What a great way to start the day!
751 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:00 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia (This war is just - and we fight with honor. May God bless our troops.)
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To: Mo1
CNN: 3-7th Cav has taken Karbala!
752 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:04 AM PST by Timeout (...an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm--GWB inaugural address)
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To: Sparky760
I'd say that fits the pictures just about right.
753 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:20 AM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!)
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To: DollyCali
Can we e-mail him? Tommy talked about getting one from his wife at his first presser.
754 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:26 AM PST by Carolina
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To: TomGuy
I bet the hot propaganda topic of the day from Iraq is the whining we are blowing up historic holy sites, earlier Vince talked about two tanks on transporters shown on a video with a third transport vehicle with a container, it exploded, all were just outside a mosque within Baghdad, he states there were NO coalition attack in that area at that time.
755 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:27 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Did you hear that they got the word on Jessica from a civilian who passed a note to a news reporter?

I have heard that Fox News knew about this before the operation went into affect. My guess is that Fox News were the ones who got the information to the military. I recall last night one of the officers thanked Fox News for keeping a lid on it.

^5 To whoever they were for not spilling the beans for a headline.

756 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:30 AM PST by mware
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To: LBGA
My son just got home from Afghanistan and I have 2 days with him. He is very angry at the atrocities going on in Iraq and is hoping he will be sent there as soon as his leave is over.

Our troops are the best. God bless them all.

Don't know what to say except "Thank you for your service and dedication." Bless him, and you for the stress. Our troops are indeed the best, and our families too, for risking the brave ones.

757 posted on 04/02/2003 5:00:32 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Timeout
Fox & Friends saying we are 18 miles from Bagdad
758 posted on 04/02/2003 5:01:09 AM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: Mo1; DollyCali
The two tanks (duct tape ones) fact or April fools stuff? ...Haven't heard about that

Steve Ducie said it was an April Fools Joke......despicable, and utterly not funny, at all.

759 posted on 04/02/2003 5:01:30 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Trust but Verify
I do not believe we are going to have a major "being sucked in" episode of Baghdad fighting. This is the most uncertain aspect of the WASH, though.

(WASH == War Against Saadumb Hussein)
760 posted on 04/02/2003 5:01:39 AM PST by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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To: LBGA
God bless your son for his service. Hold him tight & thank him for ME.. enjoy him
761 posted on 04/02/2003 5:01:47 AM PST by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: Timeout
Is that Custer's old group?
762 posted on 04/02/2003 5:01:53 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: mware
The person who received the note from the Iraqi civilian was MSNBC's Kerry Sanders (which is why Fox won't name him). He passed it along to our military.
763 posted on 04/02/2003 5:02:32 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: DollyCali
The Washington Times did not have any "duct tape saves tank" stories. I don't know of any sources, either.
764 posted on 04/02/2003 5:03:04 AM PST by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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To: Catspaw
^5 to MSNBC's Kerry Sanders, he is a mench.
765 posted on 04/02/2003 5:03:28 AM PST by mware
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To: AFPhys
I would ping you to Ragtime Cowgirl's Instant Transcription Service©, but she beat me to it :-)
766 posted on 04/02/2003 5:03:41 AM PST by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: mware
Who were/are the embedded reporters at Nasariyah?

767 posted on 04/02/2003 5:04:01 AM PST by HarryCaul
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To: Straight Vermonter
No problem landing that C-130 loaded if you give me enough runway to grease it on.
768 posted on 04/02/2003 5:04:04 AM PST by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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To: LBGA
My son just got home from Afghanistan and I have 2 days with him.

That's wonderful! Thank your son, and you for raising him right. We'll fill you in on the war when you come back. Just ping. (^:

769 posted on 04/02/2003 5:04:07 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("No one has killed more Muslims than Saddam Hussein." - Lt. Gen. John Abizaird)
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To: nicmarlo
Jim Wilkinson, Junior CENTCOM spokesman. Giving extra briefing to Fox. BEt the other channels don't get one. That's not FAIR!!!!! :)
770 posted on 04/02/2003 5:04:36 AM PST by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American anger)
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To: HarryCaul
Check out post 763. An MSNBC reporter got the message.
771 posted on 04/02/2003 5:04:59 AM PST by mware
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To: AppyPappy
Is that (7th Cav) Custer's old group?

That it would be. There's no Indians in Iraq, though.

772 posted on 04/02/2003 5:05:16 AM PST by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: AFPhys
I do not believe we are going to have a major "being sucked in" episode of Baghdad fighting.

I agree. I don't think it will be any more intense than Basra. The unknown, in my mind, is Chem/Bio.

Do you think we'll have Saddam International within 24 hours? CENTCOM rolled film of bombing command and control structures at that asset.

773 posted on 04/02/2003 5:05:18 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: nicmarlo
LOL .. I noticed there were a lot of bad jokes yesterday
774 posted on 04/02/2003 5:06:09 AM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: johnb838
Jim Wilkinson, Junior CENTCOM spokesman. Giving extra briefing to Fox. BEt the other channels don't get one

He did yesterday, too! : )

775 posted on 04/02/2003 5:06:47 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Cboldt
Chem Bio is scary even if we're protected. What if he infects his population to 1) Blame it on us and, 2) Snow us with civilian casualties?
776 posted on 04/02/2003 5:07:44 AM PST by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American anger)
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To: Cboldt
Do you think we'll have Saddam International within 24 hours?

Not overly likely. That's what the Medina/Nebechenezzar are protecting. In any case, I wouldn't immediately announce we got the airport.

777 posted on 04/02/2003 5:08:27 AM PST by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Reagan had to remind them whose death they were talking about.

Oh, yeah! Qaddafi was our blithering terrorist idiot those days. Then Ronnie sent him a nice candygram.

778 posted on 04/02/2003 5:08:31 AM PST by Carolina
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Heheheh ... CENTCOM denying this is a 2-prong attack. It is a multiple-prong attack (on Bag: referring to 3 ID and I MEF)! Many of them you do not see. Yessir, we like that.
779 posted on 04/02/2003 5:08:39 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Mo1
Iy would be soooo nice if just one little bomb hit that friggin statue in that square right on the nose!
780 posted on 04/02/2003 5:08:45 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: Carolina
If you have listened to the CNN communist radio web casts over the last couple of days (our military site here in Korea blocks out most other media sites) they have Dennis with his sound bites and then they have Dianne Watson (House rep from LA County) telling us that we can just "Declare a Victory like we did in Vietnam and just bring our boys home" since this is a illegal war (in her mind).... It wouldn't be so bad but they cycle the same voice-overs every hour!!! Some of these caucuses....... and to think that JFK was a democrat and wasn't a wuss.... he is probably rolling in his grave over some of his democratic brethren
781 posted on 04/02/2003 5:09:10 AM PST by militarypolicetom (former Field Artillery guy (maybe Arnett can still be used as an artillery target))
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To: johnb838
Good morning, everyone!

Centcom briefer tells Fox it is important for all of the families of POW's and missing to know that they are doing everything they can to find them. Says from staff to General Franks to the President they are doing everything they can. "We don't leave our heroes behind."

782 posted on 04/02/2003 5:09:31 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: steveegg
Irrelevant as long as Custer's not in charge.
783 posted on 04/02/2003 5:10:01 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: Cboldt
I agree. I don't think it will be any more intense than Basra. The unknown, in my mind, is Chem/Bio.

Hopefully, the Iraqi generals will realize "it's over" and, if they use chem/bio, they will face tribunal afterward, so they refrain. Of course, Saddam, realizing his fate is determined (assuming he is still alive and issuing commands), would probably just as well destroy many millions of innocent citizens of Bagdad in a blazing finale.
784 posted on 04/02/2003 5:10:15 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thaks again for your review
785 posted on 04/02/2003 5:11:06 AM PST by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: militarypolicetom
Not same democratic party as in JFK's day. These are communists not. JFK would be a neocon.
786 posted on 04/02/2003 5:11:24 AM PST by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American anger)
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To: AppyPappy
And the last I checked, Custer checked out better than 120 years ago.
787 posted on 04/02/2003 5:11:29 AM PST by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: militarypolicetom
I'd watch ESPN for war coverage over CNN. Better dead than Red.
788 posted on 04/02/2003 5:12:12 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: johnb838
Chem Bio is scary even if we're protected.

Yes it is. I've been praying for a speedy, yet just resolution. So many innocents already lost, and many "good guys" lost already. I am glad we are determined to finish this, and to give the country back to the Iraqis. This war on terror is a serious, life & world-changing matter.

789 posted on 04/02/2003 5:12:20 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Daniel Ramsey
It would be soooo nice if just one little bomb hit that friggin statue in that square right on the nose!

I'll take a US Tank rolling down the road and crushing that statue

I got the Webcam up and waiting for it ..

God Bless our troops and keep them safe!

790 posted on 04/02/2003 5:12:23 AM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: Mo1
Which cam has the Soddomite statue? I may want to tune in tomorrow.
791 posted on 04/02/2003 5:13:16 AM PST by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: steveegg
You can never be too careful.
792 posted on 04/02/2003 5:13:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: Mo1
I'll take a US Tank rolling down the road and crushing that statue

I'm hoping for "hanky poppers" on our web cam! Can't you just see a sky full of paratroopers landing right in that traffic circle?!

793 posted on 04/02/2003 5:14:01 AM PST by Timeout (...an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm--GWB inaugural address)
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To: Daniel Ramsey
Iy would be soooo nice if just one little bomb hit that friggin statue in that square right on the nose!

I am awaiting the day---coming very soon--that we'll see the citizens of Bagdad pull that Saddam statue down themselves. That will be as great a day for them as the East Germans seeing the Berlin Wall torn down. It will be a great day...liberation...freedom....and it's just days, maybe hours away....
794 posted on 04/02/2003 5:14:16 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Cboldt
Well, they haven't been able to blow the oil fields or the dams. Or shoot scuds at Israel. Maybe they won't be able to launch the chem bio either. Saddam may not have trusted the fedayeen with the NBC stuff.
795 posted on 04/02/2003 5:14:20 AM PST by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American anger)
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To: Mo1
Do you have sound? I get nothing on MSNBC cam.
796 posted on 04/02/2003 5:14:29 AM PST by AppyPappy (Caesar si viveret, ad remum dareris.)
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To: militarypolicetom
Where are you in Korea?
797 posted on 04/02/2003 5:14:34 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate
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To: steveegg
www.CBSnews.com....link to live webcam.
798 posted on 04/02/2003 5:15:03 AM PST by Timeout (...an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm--GWB inaugural address)
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To: militarypolicetom
...telling us that we can just "Declare a Victory like we did in Vietnam and just bring our boys home" since this is a illegal war (in her mind)....

DemonRats are in meltdown! But the same soundbites over and over sets my teeth on edge, too.

Sky Guy at Kutter analyzed the CentCom briefing and characterized some of Gen. Brooks' comments as throw aways. WT*??? How did he read that into Vince's delivery. The mediots are CREATING news!

BUFFs taking off. And what does Sky Guy at the desk say? It's carrying bombs. We don't know if they'll be dropped on civilians or the RG.

799 posted on 04/02/2003 5:15:57 AM PST by Carolina
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To: Cboldt
Meanwhile, on the northern front (filed under the "day late/dollar short category):

Reuters (among others) - U.S., Turkey agree on supplies for N.Iraq troops

800 posted on 04/02/2003 5:16:27 AM PST by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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