War News for Friday, January 09, 2009
"This is a farewell kiss, you dog. This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq." Muntazer al-Zaidi 12-14-08
The NY Times is reporting the deaths of three U.S. ISAF soldiers from a roadside bombing in Zabul Province, near the border of neighboring Kandahar Province on Friday, January 9th. Here's the ISAF release.
The Tri-city Herald is reporting the death of a civilian contractor, Paula Loyd, at the Brooke Army Medical Center on Wednesday, January 7th, from wounds she received from being doused with fuel and set on fire in Maywand, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008.
Jan. 6 airpower summary:
U.S. says Iraqis may still be held without charge: (Here we go...it's only been ten days and we're rewriting the agreement.)
Wounded, but still battling:
Cheney slams irresponsible Iraq pullout: (Eleven days and counting)