Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More Violence in Iraq

Three more U.S. soldiers were reported killed today in Iraq. Another soldier died from wounds suffered from an IED. This brings the total to twelve soldiers in the past two days. Additionally, the violence in Iraq seems to be escalating seriously with reports of a mass grave, beheadings and an associate of Muqtadr Al Sadr being killed among other developments.

Even more upsetting is this fucking government we have. The Pentagon issued a study (that we as tax payers paid for) that definitively concludes no link between Sadaam Hussein and Al Qaeda. Except now the Bush administration wants to squelch the report:

The Bush Administration apparently does not want a U.S. military study that found no direct connection between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda to get any attention. This morning, the Pentagon cancelled plans to send out a press release announcing the report's release and will no longer make the report available online.

The report was to be posted on the Joint Forces Command website this afternoon, followed by a background briefing with the authors. No more. The report will be made available only to those who ask for it, and it will be sent via U.S. mail from Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. It won't be emailed to reporters and it won't be posted online.

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