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  •  The Turks Will Love That (none)
    What I find alarming is the loss of three aircraft the last 5 days, especially that British C-130.  Over at icasualties.org (currently having server problems and not accessible) they were listing the British dead as Killed By "Hostile fire (?)", and if that question mark gets removed is a very ominous development.  Three such incidents seems far too many to blame on mechanical problems or duststorms, especially when you consider that the Imperial Rule Compound American Embassy was hit by a rocket the other day.

    And don't forget people, those Shia voters were casting a ballot to set up a government that will demand that we leave.  

    "L'enfer, c'est les autres." - Jean Paul Sartre, Huis Clos

    by JJB on Mon Jan 31, 2005 at 08:10:20 AM PST

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    •  quibble (none)
      And don't forget people, those Shia voters were casting a ballot to set up a government that will demand that we leave.

      Yeah that's the logical conclusion, but logic has little relevance in the Iraqtrosphe.  Allawi and his Al Iraqiya are likely to win the largest single block and he's Bushco's boy.  I don't think they have any intention of giving up the planned 14 permanent bases that are part of the real reason this war was begun, but who knows?

      Emancipate yourself from Mental Slavery, No one but ourselves can free our Minds.

      by TustonDAZ on Mon Jan 31, 2005 at 11:18:43 AM PST

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