December 16, 2005
Re "Bush Admits Mistakes but Defends War," Dec. 15 It's great that the president is finally coming clean about the Iraq war. It would be equally great if he'd apologize to the soldiers killed and wounded, the 30,000 Iraqis killed as well as those who will be killed in the future, the half of America he made feel unpatriotic for questioning the war, the countries he blasted that turned out to have better intelligence (France, Germany and others)...
April 3, 2003
Re " 'Terror' as the Ultimate Excuse," Commentary, April 1: Robert Scheer's attempt to draw a comparison between American patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War and modern-day terrorists is asinine. We fought the American Revolution because we dared to believe that a human being has a fundamental right to rule his own life according to the dictates of his own conscience and to think and act for himself without violating the rights of others to do the same. That's a far cry from the wholesale slaughter of innocents because they do not worship Allah.
November 21, 2009 |
Authorities on Friday were investigating whether a blast that hit a crowded marketplace in western Afghanistan was aimed at a provincial governor considered friendly to the United States. A suicide bomber rode a motorcycle into a crowded marketplace in the city of Farah, capital of Farah province, and set off his explosives, killing 16 other people and injuring about two dozen others. At least two children were among the dead and several were injured, hospital officials said.
November 14, 2010 |
Violence hopscotched across Afghanistan on Saturday, as a bombing killed 10 people in a northern province and coalition troops repelled an assault by a squad of gunmen and suicide bombers on a base in the country's eastern region. In Afghanistan's south, North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces reported the deaths of three service members in an insurgent attack. It did not provide details or release the nationalities of those killed, but most of the troops serving in the south are Americans.
February 22, 2010 |
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan, and Nawa, Afghanistan -- Backed by fighter jets and attack helicopters, U.S. Marines and Afghan troops closed in on an insurgent-ridden sector of Marja on Sunday, the ninth day of a coalition bid to wrest control of the southern Afghan town from the Taliban. The fighting, concentrated in northwestern Marja, took place amid what the North Atlantic Treaty Organization called "determined resistance" from holdout fighters in various locations in and around the town.
September 27, 2003 |
The attack came not long after darkness fell, a time when the air is balmy after the heat of the day and people linger to exchange news, gossip and run a last errand before curfew. In this peaceful scene, a mortar shell exploded with extraordinary force, its shrapnel flying for hundreds of feet and leaving nine Iraqi civilians dead and at least 18 wounded Thursday at a busy market in this turbulent town northeast of Baghdad.
August 28, 2003 |
Scrambling over rooftops with grenades hanging from their chests, three well-armed Islamic militants battled Kurdish forces Wednesday as hundreds of bullets rattled through a hilltop neighborhood and families zigzagged through alleys seeking shelter. The 50-minute clash -- punctuated by fire from Kalashnikov rifles and rocket-propelled grenades -- ended at dusk as the militants lay fatally wounded on a rooftop.
March 1, 1991 |
Despite isolated skirmishes, the suspension of hostilities in the Persian Gulf War held throughout the battered deserts of Iraq and Kuwait on Thursday as American soldiers turned their thoughts to going home--a process that could take months. Hundreds of thousands of allied foot soldiers, tank crewmen and artillery troops deployed along southern Iraq's Euphrates River valley and northern Kuwait shifted to defensive positions after being ordered to hold their fire at 8 a.m. local time.
May 9, 2006 |
Some American troops in Iraq have been their "own worst enemy," unintentionally creating new insurgents by treating the Iraqi people in a heavy-handed or insensitive manner, according to the U.S. commander in charge of day-to-day military operations. Lt. Gen.
March 23, 2011 |
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi carried out attacks on several rebel-held areas and deployed an elite military brigade to help bolster defenses, U.S. officials said, despite sharply stepped-up coalition airstrikes against his regime. Kadafi's military assaults Tuesday suggested that the Libyan strongman is seeking to crush the remnants of the 5-week-old popular rebellion against his regime, underscoring deepening questions about to whether the U.S.-led air campaign is succeeding.