BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- About 1,000 U.S. and Iraqi troops battled insurgents Tuesday in the heart of Baghdad in some of the fiercest fighting the Iraqi capital has seen in months.
trying to make trouble" (citing U.S. military sources)..
"This is a very coordinated operation."-CNN's Michael Holmes
In exactly the opposite to current criticisms amidst the sensitive populations of Baghdad; the chief of the parliamentary block Shiite, Abdel Aziz Hakim, pushes for the acceleration of the the execution of the two of Saddam figures. According Monday's Baghdad NEWSPAPER, Abdel Aziz Hakim chose this time to speak out to the Iraqi government to carry out the final executions!
for Islamic Revolution in Iraq "Glassy-Eyes!"
From Iraq the Model:
" Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so called the Islamic Emirate in Iraq sent an order to all armed groups to be ready to confront what he called Iranian gangs preparing to launch an offensive on Baghdad's Sunni neighborhoods using the cover of the security plan to "annihilate Sunni Muslims and destroy their mosques." read more.
Are imbedded with an Army unit in Iraq...
UPDATE: The Captain's Bush Speech Live Blog is up
Also: 7:32 PM CT - He'll be on CHQR's The World Tonight with Rob Breakenridge at 8:40 pm CT. discussing the speech and its implications. CHQR broadcasts on 770 AM in Calgary, but CQ readers can listen to the station's Internet stream."
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