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Maliki Orders US Military Out of Sadr City

And the Americans comply. The Sadr City siege is over, and Baghdad officially can never be secured, now, by definition. The Iraqi police are totally riddled with infiltrating militiamen, the Washington Post reports today.

Supporters of anti-American Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr celebrated in the streets of Sadr City, bastion of his Mehdi Army. An aide […]

103 Americans Dead in Iraq

The funeral of Cpl. Carl W. Johnson II, killed in Iraq.

See this photo essay.

Machines Reverse Democrat Votes to Republican in Texas

So far, nationwide, I have seen multiple stories of Democrat voters complaining their votes were switched to Republican, but never in the other direction. How can all “digitizing” errors around the country favor the same party? Is this also happening to Republican voters, who then refuse to complain? That seems unlikely to me.


This is the headquarters of the British Empire in Iraq. It’s literally the equivalent of the US evacuating their Embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad due to hostile fire. Now the question is whether the consulate, the symbol of Britain’s role in the war, will be taken over by Shi’ite militias and how soon […]

Letter From a Dead Marine

Newsweek The author didn’t live to see this published:

My 3 month informed opinion (based entirely on what I see in the Hit region) is that this war is futile. Even the Iraqi soldiers tell us that when America leaves, they’ll quit. They trust us because they know Americans can take care of them, but […]

TIME Magazine: Bush Prepares for Armageddon if Democrats Win House

You think Bush isn’t scared of a Democratic victory in the House of Representatives?

In fact, when it comes to deploying its Executive power, which is dear to Bush’s understanding of the presidency, the President’s team has been planning for what one strategist describes as “a cataclysmic fight to the death” over the balance between […]

14,000 US-Bought Iraqi Weapons Missing

And the 100th US serviceman’s death for October has just been announced.

“Just a Comma”-George W. Bush

Just another “comma.”

All part of the “comma.”

Election Chaos Begins

Blackwell got his way; despite the bad news I still think the Ohio GOP candidates are doomed including Sen. DeWine. In Florida, people who voted Democrat in the Governor’s race have seen their vote recorded for the Republican. Here we go, folks.

96 US Dead in Iraq This Month

And that is just so far; the rate is higher than 3 per day.

NATO Attack Killed 60 Afghan Civilians: AP


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) – At least 60 civilians were killed during NATO operations in a volatile southern area of Afghanistan this week, two government officials and a civilian said Thursday. If confirmed, it would be the highest civilian death toll in an operation involving Western forces since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. NATO has […]