Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Memo To Dick And George

Iraq is fucked up! Are you listening?!

Or something like that:
As War Room noted back in mid-September, even the primary citadel of U.S. power in Iraq, Baghdad's Green Zone, had reportedly become vulnerable to attack by Iraqi insurgents. An alarming email from the U.S. embassy there, posted today by blogger Andrew Sullivan, confirms that the security situation has continued to deteriorate:

From: 'Baghdad, USConsul'
To: 'Baghdad, USConsul'
Subject: Warden Message
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 14:36:13 +0000

Warden Message - Increased Security Awareness within the International Zone

On October 5, 2004, at approximately 1 pm, U.S. Embassy security personnel discovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the Green Zone Café. A U.S. Military Explosive Ordnance Detachment safely disarmed the IED. American citizens living or working in the International Zone are strongly encouraged to take the following security precautions:

    Limit non-essential movement within the International Zone, especially at night.

    Travel in groups of two or more.

    Carry several means of communication.

    Avoid the Green Zone Café, the Chinese Restaurants, the Lone Star restaurant and Vendor Alley.

    Conduct physical fitness training within a compound perimeter.

    Notify office personnel or friends of your travel plans in the International Zone.

    **** Conduct a thorough search of your vehicle prior to entering it.

    Consular Section
    US Embassy Baghdad


    Why does Team Bush hate our troops?


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