March 30, 2003

Washington Post: "Despite the rapid advance of Army and Marine forces across Iraq over the past week, some senior U.S. military officers are now convinced that the war is likely to last months and will require considerably more combat power than is now on hand there and in Kuwait, senior defense officials said yesterday."

Nathan Thayer in Baghdad: "There is universal opposition to the war: George W. Bush's name is spit with venom. Yesterday, a soldier saw me on the street and shouted, "George Bush, I fucked your mother. We will win this war because you are here. You are a human shield. We are all human shields and the world is with us." Still, Iraq's celebrated hospitality remains, even in wartime. I have been greeted with kisses and hugs as often as I have with people pointing fingers at me and yelling pow-pow."

Reuters: "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld repeatedly rejected advice from Pentagon planners that substantially more troops and armor would be needed to fight a war in Iraq"

Al-Jazeerah in English: "Your Gateway to Understanding the world system, American Foreign Policy, and the Arab and Muslim Worlds..."

FTrain: What's going on in Pittsburgh

Anarchogeek: "Although the BBC claims the mistakes go both ways, they managed to incorrectly report the fall of Umm Qasr NINE TIMES! They also admit that they bought and ran with the falsifed reports of an uprising in Basara which never happened."

Synthetic Zero: "In fact, however, as he pointed out, it is quite possible to hate two people at once. In this case, he believes that Bush has handled this situation so badly that as much as the average Iraqi might hate Saddam Hussein, they prefer him to Bush."

Back to Iraq 2.0: "This place is crawling with journos, all looking for the same thing: A way in."

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