June 22, 2004


Large Explosions Rock Fallujah in Iraq (AP, 6/22/04)

Large explosions rocked Fallujah late Tuesday in the same area as a U.S. airstrike last weekend, witnesses said. The Americans said the weekend attack was against a safehouse of Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's movement.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 22, 2004 4:01 PM

We seem to be adopting the Israeli tactic of impromptu precision rocket attacks against high level targets.

Posted by: jd watson at June 22, 2004 4:37 PM

I hope so. Fight on our terms, not theirs.

Posted by: Chris Durnell at June 22, 2004 7:59 PM

Perhaps the message is - live with these strikes, or the Marines will blockade the town again.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at June 22, 2004 8:04 PM

"... was against a safehouse ..."

Where is their fact checker? That should be "unsafehouse"

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at June 22, 2004 8:45 PM

Tommorrow the press will calim that we slaughtered a wedding party.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at June 22, 2004 10:38 PM

Now they have the Iraqi government doing press conferences saying that foreign terrorists were the ones killed. It's a lot harder for the press to spin that.

Posted by: pj at June 23, 2004 8:34 AM

The reports do not sound like they are coming from a place where the anti-Sadr folks are in control. Just the reverse, in fact.

Why this is supposed to be a good thing is a mystery to me.

But then, I would have supposed that suicide bombers were a wasting asset, and that doesn't seem to be the case either.

They really are not like us.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at June 24, 2004 12:20 PM