Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Vice President Dick Cheney is still living in some dream world where he thinks the United States is close to achieving "victory" in Iraq.

While Cheney is barnstorming around and claiming "victory" in Iraq, the following took place in just ONE DAY in Iraq:

Source: http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

Baghdad:#1: A roadside bomb struck a police patrol near the Shaab Football Stadium in eastern Baghdad, killing a policeman and a civilian and wounding three policemen and three civilians, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The blast damaged a police vehicle and several nearby civilian cars, the source said.A roadside bomb killed three policemen and wounded six people, including three policemen, when it targeted a police patrol near central Baghdad's National al-Sha'ab stadium, police said

.#2: Separately, a twin roadside bomb explosions went off outside the Nahrain printery near Uqba Bin Nafie Square in Karrada district in central Baghdad on Monday morning, wounding 12 employees of the printing establishment owned by the Iraqi Central Bank, the source added.

#3: Also in the day, four people were wounded when a roadside bomb detonated in Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad.

#4: The body of a man was found in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police said.

#5: A car bomb wounded five people in the Abu Dsheer district of southern Baghdad, police said.

#6: Four people were wounded by a roadside bomb in al-Nidhal Street, central Baghdad, police said

.#7: Police found one body in Baghdad in Dora neighborhood.

Diyala Prv:Mandili:#1: A shepherd was killed and another wounded when an improvised explosive device planted on the main road between Mandili and al-Muqdadiya in Diala went off on Sunday, police said.“An IED went off on the road between the districts of Mandili and Muqdadiya, killing a shepherd and wounding another,” a security source in the al-Muqdadiya police told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Kirkuk:#1: "Unidentified armed men opened fire on Monday (Jan. 5) on a woman in al-Ayoun village in al-Abbasi district in southwest of Kirkuk, killing her on the spot,” Brig. Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency

.#2: “An explosive charge went off on the main road between Kirkuk and Tikrit near al-Rashad district, southwest of Kirkuk, damaging a lorry,” he also said

.#3: Unknown gunmen killed a leading figure of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan [PUK] under President Jalal Talabani, the chief of the local police said on Monday. “Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a member of the PUK, Subhi Hassan, in Jemen region, north of Kirkuk,” Brig. Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The gunmen also killed and injured two other men who were accompanying him,” he added.

#4: Two people were killed and one wounded in a drive-by shooting in northern Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The victims were drinking alcohol in the street, police said

.Mosul:#1: A car bomb wounded two Iraqi soldiers and four civilians when it struck an Iraqi army patrol in northern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

#2: Gunmen, one wearing a medical uniform, shot and seriously wounded a medical student at the hospital where he works in Mosul, police said.

#3: A roadside bomb targeted students were leaving Al Hadbaa college in Mosul injured seven students.

#4: Unknown gunmen entered a pharmacy and killed a student pharmacist in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said

Kurdistan:#1: Turkish warplanes bombed targets in northern Iraq on Monday in Ankara's latest offensive against suspected Kurdish guerrilla positions, an Iraqi local official said. Azad Wassu, mayor of the Iraqi town of Zarawa close to the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq's border area, said he had no immediate details of whether anyone had been wounded or infrastructure damaged.Turkish warplanes and Iranian artillery bombarded Kurdish rebel hideouts in northern Iraq on Monday, a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) spokesman said. "Turkish planes and Iranian artillery bombarded Aquwan and the Iranians bombarded Maradu. The bombardment lasted for about one hour starting from 7pm (1600 GMT)," the spokesman, Ahmed Denis, told AFP. The spokesman had no immediate word on any casualties.

Al Anbar Prv:Al Ratba:#1: The director of Anbar’s police intelligence died on Monday in a car accident in western Anbar while on duty, a senior police officer said. “Major Mohamed Erak died on Monday (Jan. 5) when his car overturned while heading to al-Ratba ditrict on the international road in western Anbar,” Colonel Jabier al-Dulaimi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “Two other people accompanying the major also died,” he added.

So much for Cheney's BS.


Anonymous said...

Let Cheney, Rove, Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Bremer, Rice, go out on patrol. Victory, my ass, Cork. If they survive THAT, send 'em to Afghanistan!

Bill Corcoran said...

Anonymous: Thanks for writing. I totally agree with you and suggest Bush, his twins and any of the ones you mentioned that have military age children be included.

Bill (Cork)