Friday, May 20, 2005

Just Sayin'

On May 4, 2005, Jenna Bush enjoyed a glass of wine with friends.


05/04/05 ABC: Nine Iraqi soldiers killed in Baghdad car bomb
Nine Iraqi soldiers were killed and 17 people wounded in a car bomb attack in Baghdad on Wednesday. Six of the wounded were also soldiers, an Interior Ministry source said.

05/04/05 Al Jazeera: Iraq Oil Ministry sacks hundreds
Iraq's Oil Ministry has sacked several hundred employees as part of a crackdown on corruption and smuggling that has cost the state billions of dollars, according to oil officials.

05/04/05 Aljazeera: Iraqi police free Reuters cameraman
Nabil Hussein, 30, was beaten and then arrested and held at Mosul police headquarters. His father, Noureddine, 59, was detained when he went to the police station to inquire about his son

05/04/05 AP: Explosion Kills 50 at Iraqi Police Center
An Iraqi carrying hidden explosives set them off in a police recruitment center in northern Iraq Wednesday, killing at least 50 Iraqis, the U.S. military said ... The attack in Irbil ... appeared to be the deadliest by insurgents since Feb. 28 ...

05/04/05 AP: Iraqi Forces Capture Saddam's Relative
Iraqi security forces captured a son of one of Saddam Hussein's half brothers, who allegedly financed the insurgency, in a raid on suspected militants near the ousted dictator's hometown, the government said Wednesday.

05/04/05 AP: Japan plans to withdraw troops from Iraq in December
Japan will withdraw its 550 soldiers from their non-combat mission in Iraq in December, according to a media report Wednesday.

05/04/05 AP: Wreckage of U.S. jets found in Iraq
Investigators in Iraq have located the wreckage of both Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets that were reported missing earlier this week, but they have yet to find the second pilot, an official said Wednesday.

Search teams located the body of the second pilot from one of two missing U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft from the U.S.S. Carl Vinson May 4.

05/04/05 CENTCOM: Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers Killed By IEDs
Two Task Force Baghdad Soldiers died when their vehicles were struck by roadside bombs. The two separate incidents occurred May 3.

05/04/05 Chosun Ilbo: No Koreans Hurt in Irbil Suicide Bombing
No members of Korea’s Zaytun Division or Korean expatriates were hurt in a suicide bombing that killed at least 60 in Irbil in the Kurdish Autonomous Region in northern Iraq, where the troops are stationed, the Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Wednesday.

05/04/05 DOD Identifies Army Casualty
Spc. Derrick J. Lutters, 24, of Burlington, Colo., died May 1 along a supply route in Iraq when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated while his unit was inspecting a bridge for enemy tampering.

05/04/05 DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
Maj. John C. Spahr, 42, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died May 2 from injuries received when the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft he was piloting apparently crashed in Iraq. Assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

05/04/05 IBS: Pilot Who Died In Iraq Was From Cherry Hill
The pilot whose remains were recovered on Tuesday was identified by officials as Maj. John C. Spahr, executive officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

05/04/05 Kentucky Standard: Local soldier injured in Iraq
A Bardstown-based soldier is recovering in a Baghdad hospital after being injured during a truck explosion last week in Iraq. Military Police officer Brett Johnson, 23, suffered a broken shoulder in the incident.

05/04/05 KRT: GIs launch new tactic against enemy fighters
Nine battalions now hold an area where 13 battalions had been stationed until February. In northern Anbar province, which includes Haqlaniyah, about 3,000 Marines are stretched among outposts in an area the size of South Carolina.

05/04/05 KRT: Iraqi Cabinet sworn in with no Sunnis included
A deal to bring Iraq's rebellious Sunni Muslim minority into the new Iraqi government fell through at the last minute Tuesday, so the Cabinet was sworn in with seven posts - including the oil and defense ministries - vacant or filled only temporarily.

05/04/05 KUNA: Two Iraqis wounded in car bomb attack in Mosul
Two Iraqis were wounded when a car bomb targeted a US Army patrol in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq. A civilian had been killed in an attack on Iraqi police in Mosul, a statement by the MNF said Wednesday.

05/04/05 LodiNews: Woodbridge man injured in Iraq
Specialist Nick Beintema was wounded last Tuesday in a reconnaissance mission in northern Iraq. He suffered a concussion, a broken jaw in two places, a severely injured right leg apparently broken in two places, a damaged kneecap, and.....

05/04/05 MNF: Two Bulgarians dead after vehicle accident
Two Bulgarian Soldiers are dead following a vehicle accident near Basra, Iraq around 12:30 p.m. May 3. One humvee carrying Bulgarian Soldiers overturned, causing the fatalities.

05/04/05 National Guard and Reserve Mobilized as of May 4, 2005
This week, the Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced an increase in the number of reservists on active duty, while the Army and Navy had a decrease. The net collective result is 686 more reservists mobilized than last week.

05/04/05 PowerOne Media: Blackhawk grad injured in Iraq
Lantz Headland, a corporal in the F Company 1-58 Aviation Regiment, was doing air-traffic control on an airstrip the afternoon of April 25 when a mortar shell landed nearby and tore through a ligament on the top of his foot.

05/04/05 Reuters: Body of second U.S. pilot missing in Iraq found
Search teams have recovered the body of a second American pilot missing after two F-18 Marine Corps planes disappeared over Iraq earlier this week, a U.S. statement said on Wednesday.

05/04/05 Reuters: Suicide bomber kills at least 60 in northern Iraq (update)
A suicide bomber killed at least 60 people and wounded 150 more when he blew himself up at the office of a Kurdish party in the northern Iraqi city of Arbil on Wednesday, a health official said.

05/04/05 SITE Inst.: Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Responsibility for Devastating Attacks
The Military Corps of the Iraqi insurgent group, Ansar al-Sunnah issued three communiqués, posted on the group’s official website, claiming responsibility for three car bomb attacks in the cities of Arbeil, Baakouba and Samraa today.

05/04/05 Italy minister calls U.S. version of Iraq killing "a lie"
A U.S. account of how its soldiers killed an Italian agent in Iraq was "clearly a lie", an Italian minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, further stoking tensions between Rome and Washington over the shooting.

05/04/05 US News and World Report: Beating the Roadside Bombers
There were 336 reported American military deaths caused by IEDs and an additional 89 by various types of suicide or car bombs as of April 29, according to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, a website that tracks military deaths.

05/04/05 MS Soldier Killed in Iraqi Explosion
It's an image no soldier's family wants to see: military officials standing at their door. It happened to a Sharkey county family Tuesday when they learned Army Sergeant John McGee was killed in an explosion.

Jenna's unemployed day of happy social drinking brought to you by Getty Images.

A depressing day for mankind brought to you by Iraq Coalition Casualties.


At 4:01 PM, Blogger Jeff Huber said...

And you can bet your bottom dollar the guy she was dating wasn't an enlisted Marine fresh home from Iraq.

Jeff Huber

At 7:40 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

No doubt. I've nothing against drinking wine, during the day or otherwise, but one would think that the daughter of a 'war time' President would be doing some fucking thing with her time besides boozin' it up and chain-smoking red apples.

I've yet to see either of the twins-off-the-old-blockhead do anything charitable or gracious or giving. Have either of them ever been to Walter Reed Hospital to visit the wounded? Are they begging daddy to make sure he supports the troops by giving them the body armor they need to SURVIVE his war of choice? How 'bout making sure they receive the best, FREE medical care and if necessary mental-health counseling once returning to the private sector? How 'bout stamping their Jimmy Choo's, demanding daddy make certain that every single one of the brave is repaid a debt that can't be satisfied at any price, that he pay and pay and pay, paying more to those coming back without arms or legs or both and sometimes with parts of their brains missing?

Jenna could at least release her butt dance tape. For the troops, it'd boost a lot more than their morale.


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