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***Operation Iraqi Freedom - Situation Room - Day 17 - LIVE THREAD***
EVERYWHERE!!! | 5 APR 03 | An.American.Expatriate

Posted on 04/04/2003 9:04:16 PM PST by null and void

In honor of our Freed and the men and women who risked their lives to rescue her!



Freed POW PFC Jessica Lynch - Army Photo
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Good Morning.

This is the Daily Thread of Operation Iraqi Freedom - LIVE THREAD.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; freedom; iraq; saddam
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To: Catspaw
I would get confused, lol! thanks for your post.
2,351 posted on 04/05/2003 6:37:43 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: SoldiersGirl
I make my beds with hospital corners...

Is there any other way?
Signed, daughter of an RN and a veteran

2,352 posted on 04/05/2003 6:37:49 AM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: Fast5
What dis-information? LOL
2,353 posted on 04/05/2003 6:38:40 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: mware; Green
I believe it was about 10:00 p.m. or so, EST---
2,354 posted on 04/05/2003 6:38:57 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: GirlShortstop
there's the liberal way

let em get really dirty, throw them on the floor, and whine until you get someone to clean them for you.
2,355 posted on 04/05/2003 6:39:23 AM PST by SoldiersGirl (Land of the Free..because of the Brave)
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To: GirlShortstop
good morning baghdad!

what's all this chatter about making beds? huh?

i'm a capitalist. i bought our beds.

set em in the corner, throw on a chunk of old carpet...

wa-la, sleepytime.
2,356 posted on 04/05/2003 6:40:58 AM PST by glock rocks (pray for our men and women in harm's way -- God bless America)
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To: Otta B Sleepin
Oh dear a misunderstanding. Repubs do hospital corners along with all right thinking people including nurses, military wives and old ladies like me. Democrats do not make their beds or change their sheets. I hope this is clear cause I don't want the hospital corners crowd to issue a fatwa on me.
2,357 posted on 04/05/2003 6:41:12 AM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: SoldiersGirl
I'm sooo not a Democrat.

LOL. There's such a feeling of pride associated with those words, isn't there? Not to mention great tagline potential!

2,358 posted on 04/05/2003 6:41:15 AM PST by Otta B Sleepin
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To: bonfire
did anyone get a screenshot????
2,359 posted on 04/05/2003 6:41:25 AM PST by pitinkie
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To: Quilla
You are welcome. Since I rarely tune away from Fox, I do not know who the reporter was, but he seemed to have a depth of knowledge that made his report very compelling.
2,360 posted on 04/05/2003 6:42:25 AM PST by maica (Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE)
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To: pitinkie
Gotta go to the grocery store.

No news allowed for 30 minutes!
2,361 posted on 04/05/2003 6:42:41 AM PST by Timeout (...an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm--GWB inaugural address)
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To: Carolina; wizard; All
Good morning, all! Someone please tell the FoxNews weekend crew to stop talking long enough to listen to the experts. First, Gen. Renuart explained in detail how the Iraqi Info Min. was still able to broadcast and what does Julia H. ask following the briefing, "Why are they still on TV?" - loosely paraphrased...

 
FN:  Col. David Perkins, ran operations going into Baghdad, re. what our guys encountered along the way: "this is the SRG (Spec. Rep. Guard)..what they did really all the way into the city...RPGs, anti-tank missiles, suicide death squads, (we faced) thousands of dug in infantry and on the rooftops...shows the courage and the tenacity of the American soldier...this is a war that is being fought at 5 and 10 feet and (we are) coming out on top every time."
 
"The soldiers are reacting magnifenctly...doing it with split-second timing and unbelievable accuracy and at the same time deal w/ innocent civilians...they are performing wildly beyond expectations..."
 
"This is NOT one-sided. They greatly outnumber us. They have a huge amount of munitions. (At the) outset it's one-sided in their favor...(End one-sided in our favor) "strictly because of the training, courage and tenacity of the American soldier."
 
"This brigade has been fighting for the last 3 days straight...they are in a fight every single day, they know what's to come...
 
(cut back to FoxNews crew) "Are you surprised at the lack of resistance?" Argh!

God bless FoxNews, but Major Bob knows, you don't cut away from Greg Kelly live on the frontlines - even for Major Bob.

2,362 posted on 04/05/2003 6:42:53 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Commanders are calling our first major incursion into Baghdad a huge success." - Greg Kelly)
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To: nicmarlo
BAG (Baghdad Intl.) is one giant "blue zone" I guess real soon, resupply is gonna be top priority now with a forward base so close to the main part of Baghdad just a few miles away, my guess is a whole LOT of AH-64's, Super Cobras and even Spookies are gonna be based at BAG soon.
2,363 posted on 04/05/2003 6:42:59 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: Green
got to get me some breakfast and get dressed...afraid I'll be 500 posts behind when I get back (sigh



You should try my breakfast...black coffee and a Hershey bar...don't even have to leave the computer...
2,364 posted on 04/05/2003 6:44:25 AM PST by Taffini (I like Tony Soprano even though he is a fat-boy)
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To: null and void
FoxNews...exclusive video coming in...on Palace attack...now...
2,365 posted on 04/05/2003 6:44:38 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Daniel Ramsey
More raw video coming in on FOX, a technical shown burning.
2,366 posted on 04/05/2003 6:45:27 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
thanks for that. perkins comments should be repeated whenever possible.

2,367 posted on 04/05/2003 6:45:46 AM PST by debg
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To: Taffini
about 3 minutes after black coffee and a hershey bar, I HAVE to leave my computer :-)
2,368 posted on 04/05/2003 6:45:55 AM PST by SoldiersGirl (Land of the Free..because of the Brave)
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To: mhking
.....wearing glasses because of concussive damage to the "capillaries of his retinas."

"Now that sounds believeable...

But wouldn't it be more believable if he had been wearing dark glasses?

I would think capillary damage would cause a persons eyes to be sensitive to any light.

2,369 posted on 04/05/2003 6:46:48 AM PST by Spunky
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To: cajungirl
Dont do the nice spiffy corners,,,only democrats make beds that way.

Sorry, I thought only democrats made beds the sloppy way?

2,370 posted on 04/05/2003 6:47:40 AM PST by Amelia (God bless our troops!)
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To: nicmarlo
The Signal Corps is around, and they have a long history. I don't know if they still teach signal flags. You can bet there are a few people around who can read them.

http://www.gordon.army.mil/
2,371 posted on 04/05/2003 6:48:01 AM PST by Catspaw
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To: SoldiersGirl
Could it be possible? a massive Iraq dis-banding?
2,372 posted on 04/05/2003 6:48:05 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey
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To: MEG33
The JOOS ..not again!

OK, "The Jooooos ..always"

2,373 posted on 04/05/2003 6:48:17 AM PST by null and void
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To: SoldiersGirl
about 3 minutes after black coffee and a hershey bar, I HAVE to leave my computer :-)



You have to gradually build up a tolerance, like me
2,374 posted on 04/05/2003 6:48:19 AM PST by Taffini (I like Tony Soprano even though he is a fat-boy)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

I'm a US soldier, too


2,375 posted on 04/05/2003 6:48:38 AM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of Ameri)
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To: All
Tsk, tsk. Didn't anyone tell him you're not supposed to wear a cover on the weather decks of a carrier unless it's a cranial? FOD hazard.
2,376 posted on 04/05/2003 6:49:45 AM PST by Doohickey
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To: All
I still don't think it was Saddam on the streets
2,377 posted on 04/05/2003 6:49:51 AM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of Ameri)
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To: Daniel Ramsey
BAG (Baghdad Intl.) is one giant "blue zone"

And if Algore were president (barf, choke, cough, gag), it would still be the "red zone" and there'd be more atrocities committed against the Iraqi people, more innocent Americans killed on our soil, Blix would have gotten a raise, the French and Germans would be happy because they would have not had their oil contracts interfered with and it would not have come out that they were supplying chemicals to build weapons in Iraq, the Russians would have been happy because we wouldn't have learned they supplied banned weapons, technology, and services to the Iraqi military.....China would not have been exposed of providing illegal missiles....I know I've forgotten a couple things.....

2,378 posted on 04/05/2003 6:49:51 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Green
Draw a circle of any size anywhere on the surface of the earth. Technically that line surrounds the rest of the planet on either side of it.
2,379 posted on 04/05/2003 6:50:44 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
AS seen on Fox News: Bad day to be an Iraqi Army Truck Driver delivering breakfast to Baghdad Republican Guard. "Hmmm, whats that comming towards me down the road? Tanks? AMERICAN TANKS?" BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG from US .50 cal machine gun.

"AAARRRGGGGG, Saddam help me!!!"
2,380 posted on 04/05/2003 6:50:44 AM PST by Lockbar
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To: nicmarlo
and he'd probably give saddam a key to the little locked box he has, with the secrets of the internet inside.
2,381 posted on 04/05/2003 6:51:33 AM PST by SoldiersGirl (Land of the Free..because of the Brave)
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To: cajungirl
Democrats do not make their beds or change their sheets. I hope this is clear cause I don't want the hospital corners crowd to issue a fatwa on me.

ROFLOL. Crystal clear - no need to worry about a fatwa from me!

2,382 posted on 04/05/2003 6:51:43 AM PST by Otta B Sleepin
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To: nicmarlo
...and West Wing would be number one.
2,383 posted on 04/05/2003 6:52:41 AM PST by POGIFFMOO (illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: SoldiersGirl; glock rocks
there's the liberal way...   let em get really dirty, throw them on the floor, and whine until you get someone to clean them for you.    

Good Morning Baghdad!
Glock, you're still on?  Your stamina is something!!  ;-)

2,384 posted on 04/05/2003 6:53:10 AM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: All
arghh..CNN analyst trying to explain how saddam can regain the city!
regroup...step up attack
2,385 posted on 04/05/2003 6:53:17 AM PST by debg
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To: CPL BAUM
Re: Saddam (or whoever) on video - CNN had the word "Live" in the corner during the daylight shot. However, at the time, it was night in Baghdad. I took it as bogus as well.
2,386 posted on 04/05/2003 6:53:19 AM PST by Quilla
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To: Timeout; All
No news allowed for 30 minutes! - posted by Timeout

Connect the dots, people, connect the dots!

2,387 posted on 04/05/2003 6:53:22 AM PST by TigersEye (Let the liberals whine, it's what they do!)
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To: Green; ztiworoh
(will post more as I remember it)

Here you go.

Bodies Found

2,388 posted on 04/05/2003 6:54:05 AM PST by Spunky
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To: GirlShortstop
lol
If you see me here a lot..it must mean you are here a lot too
so..nannynannybooboo
2,389 posted on 04/05/2003 6:54:23 AM PST by SoldiersGirl (Land of the Free..because of the Brave)
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To: SoldiersGirl
LOCKBOX??!! LOCKBOX??!! Could this be Algores infamous 'LOCKBOX'???
2,390 posted on 04/05/2003 6:54:34 AM PST by POGIFFMOO (illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: All
Checking in from the southwestern tip of the left koast.

Good Morning!

2,391 posted on 04/05/2003 6:54:39 AM PST by Mrs.Liberty
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To: POGIFFMOO
the one and only
with the secrets of the world inside...
2,392 posted on 04/05/2003 6:55:13 AM PST by SoldiersGirl (Land of the Free..because of the Brave)
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To: Howlin
FOX News Exclusive Video (FOX caption):

3rd Infantry Storming Baghdad

It looks more like a leisurely Sunday drive without some Iraqis 'resisting' at all ! ABSOLUTELY NO resistance !!

2,393 posted on 04/05/2003 6:55:47 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: debg
You're welcome. Col. Perkins was very well-spoken, and another FoxNews exclusive...interview w/ commander of the operations going into Baghdad.

Greg Kelly just followed up re. the "resistance" - intense when in the middle of it..."They're not employing their weapons very well, they're not very well organized...the techniques and equipment they are using really doesn't amount to much more than light resistance."

I guess we armchair press critics can cut the weekend FN team some slack. (^;

2,394 posted on 04/05/2003 6:57:10 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Commanders are calling our first major incursion into Baghdad a huge success." - Greg Kelly)
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To: thedugal
WOW! I am on the MSNBC cam and Achmed gets his face right in front of the camera.

I am not getting any sound though until now and it sounded like a ship horn, then quit.

2,395 posted on 04/05/2003 6:58:30 AM PST by Spunky
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To: MeeknMing
It looks more like a leisurely Sunday drive without some Iraqis 'resisting' at all ! ABSOLUTELY NO resistance !!

A comparison of the "fallen" is running something like 1 to 2500.
2,396 posted on 04/05/2003 6:59:01 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: The Wizard
"I am a soldier, too."

Awesome...the whole story. Forget WMDs...this is motivation to take out Saddam's thugs, imho.

2,397 posted on 04/05/2003 6:59:01 AM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("Commanders are calling our first major incursion into Baghdad a huge success." - Greg Kelly)
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To: SoldiersGirl

How to make a Bed

2,398 posted on 04/05/2003 6:59:09 AM PST by GRRRRR (Is Baghdad Burning Yet...)
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To: GRRRRR
Where do youb put the 'Do not remove under penalty of law' tag?
2,399 posted on 04/05/2003 7:00:19 AM PST by POGIFFMOO (illegitimi non carborundum)
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