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Thursday, December 18, 2003


Turned 23 Today

Sunday, December 14, 2003


He was captured at 8:30pm Iraq time (which is UTC+4) or 11:30am EST yesterday morning.

The news of his capture was first reported just before 6:00am EST today.

The news conference was just after 7:00am EST today.

All the military would say, when asked where he was being held, was that he is in custody at an "undisclosed location".

Since it was almost 18 hours from his capture to the announcement and considering that nowhere in the middle-east could we truly have safe confinement, I wonder if he is being held at "Gitmo"?

All factors considered, including flight time, it would make sense.

Way to go Marines and hats off to the American GI!!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2003


Monday, December 01, 2003

President Bush visited the troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving Day.

For the morale factor of the troops, a nice gesture. The GI's needed it.

There were other more motivating political factors involved, though.

He wanted to show Saddam & "uncle bin" that he could go anywhere in their baliwick that he wished to. But by doing it on the "sly" he actually showed that he feared making an announced trip and his action indicates that the American military do not have control in Iraq. Something that anyone following the news with even half an ear has already deduced. This is why he didn't leave the Bagdad airport.

We are an occupying, not a controlling, force. We are basically in the same position as the German Army was in France during WWII and look how they faired against the French resistance. The U.S. installed government in Iraq has the same veracity as the German installed Vichy government in France during WWII.

Regardless of the motives, I am happy for the troops.