Wednesday, October 22, 2008


It wasn't long ago that a story about the war in Iraq would at least make the front page of most newspapers, albeit under the fold, but now you can go through an entire newspaper, or watch an hour of cable news, and NEVER, NEVER, NEVER read or hear a word about the IRAQ WAR.

We still have 160,000 young AMERICANS in Iraq, and the Iraqi government has just turned down a plan that would have brought U.S. troops home, and so Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has gone on record saying the future of IRAQ will be left to the next President.

So BUSH walks out of the White House on January 20 and turns his back on the mess he has created which has so far cost 4,200 AMERICAN lives, and another 30,000 AMERICANS wounded. Some of them will be disabled for life and if JOHN McCAIN were elected President they would find their veteran benefits cut even more because that is what McCAIN has done in the past to legislation to help veterans.

But here is what took place TODAY in IRAQ. You'll not find this in any newspaper in the U.S. or on any cable news show.

Commentary by BILL CORCORAN, editor of CORKSPHERE.

44 Iraqis Killed, 14 Wounded; Mass Grave Found

Updated at 6:31 p.m. EDT, Oct. 22, 2008

For the fifth day in a row, a mass grave has been discovered. This one contained at least 34 victims. Overall, at least 44 Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded in violence across Iraq. No Coaltion deaths were reported. Meanwhile, a Shi'ite cleric has issued a fatwa against a controversial U.S.-Iraqi security pact.

A mass grave was discovered in Qaim, near the Syrian border. Police said it contained at least 34 bodies. Many of the victims are believed to be part of a group of police recruits who went missing three years ago. Two of the dead were women.

In Baghdad, a bomb killed one civilian and wounded three others in Bab al-Sharqi. Near Andalus Square, another bomber injured three more. Two people were wounded during a bombing in Mansour.

A bomb planted on a car injured one person in Zaafaraniyah. One dumped body was found.

Five large weapons caches were confiscated in Sadr City.

In Mosul, a car bomb killed four people and wounded three others. An Iraqi soldier was wounded in a drive-by shooting. A dumped body was found. Also, 21 suspects were arrested across the province.

One suspect was killed and another was wounded as they were allegedly planting a bombing in Zamar. Another four people were arrested.

In Balad Ruz, a bomb killed a policeman.

A decapitated body was found in Tuz Khormato. The victim was a Turkman who had been kidnapped a month ago.


I hope I will never read another BS report about our precision bombing techniques. That is just another LIE sold to the unsuspecting American public about how the U.S. Air Force has the equipment to make precision bombing attacks.

Coalition Airstrike Kills 9 Afghan Soldiers, Officials Say

By Candace RondeauxWashington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, October 22, 2008; 10:12 AM

Afghanistan, Oct.22 -- Nine Afghan soldiers were killed and four others injured by a U.S. airstrike on an Afghan army checkpoint Wednesday in an apparent friendly fire incident in eastern Afghanistan, according to Afghan and U.S. military officials.

The predawn airstrike occurred after a convoy of coalition troops came under fire as they returned to their base in Khost province, according to a statement released by the U.S. military. Coalition soldiers called for air support after exchanging fire with Afghan troops near an Afghan army checkpoint in the Sayed Kheil area in what military officials said could be "a case of mistaken identity on both sides."

U.S. military officials did not release the nationalities of the coalition soldiers involved in the incident. But the majority of coalition forces based in eastern Afghanistan are U.S. soldiers.