Today is the fourth anniversary of George W. Bush's declaration of the end of major military operations in Iraq wearing the flight suit in front of that despicable banner that said, "Mission Accomplished".
What better day to stomp the life out of any hope of ending the war anytime soon?
Here's the Iraq News:
- A lot of people seem to want Bush out of a job these days. I mean what's a $500 billion genocide between friends?
- Tony Blair will announce his plans to resign soon because, well, they hate him now, as Helen Mirren said they would in The Queen (good movie). Today he said, "Within the next few weeks, I won't be prime minister of this country. In all probability, a Scot will become prime minister of the United Kingdom." The Scot in question is Gordon Brown. The one not sitting in Bush's lap.
- Prince Harry is on his way to serve in Iraq, something that didn't do Tony Blair any favors politically. Maybe the paparazzi will go too and we can get some nice war pictures in Us Weekly or wherever those pictures go.
- Al Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been killed in a firefight. Or not.
- Terror up 91 percent in Iraq.
- As of Monday, 3,351 American forces have died in Iraq. April was especially bloody. It was the fifth straight month with more than 80 American forces killed.
- For the second day in a row, mortar shells hit the green zone today.
- Iraq has lots of oil. Lots and lots.
VIDEO: Former CIA officer Ray McGovern dropped quite the bombshell on Tucker Carlson's show. McGovern pins the Niger forgeries on Dick Cheney and a "cottage industry of former intelligence agents that did a rather amateurish job" (via Crooks and Liars).
VIDEO: The Iraqi Parliament is about to recess for two months. Wait, what!
VIDEO: Joe Biden on Bush veto--"We're going to shove it down his throat".
Crossposted at IST.
TAGS: Iraq War, Tony Blair, Mission Accomplished, Joe Biden