Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Omar at Iraq the Model tells us that Al-Hurra TV in Baghdad is reporting fierce fighting around Amiriya again. Members of the Al-bu Issa tribal militia fought with Al-Qaeda terrorists for hours last night, supported by Iraqi police and coalition troops. You'll remember the Al-bu Issa tribe as one of the targets of last week's chlorine attacks. The tally so far in the fighting is 39 terrorists dead, including two leaders referred to by the Iraqis as the "Minister of Oil" and the "Minister of War" for the Al-Qaeda group. 11 tribal fighters and 6 policemen were also killed.

Coalition troops supporting the effort discovered and safely detonated another tanker rigged as a chlorine gas VBIED.


  1. Anonymous21/3/07 04:15

    Great news.

    Many thanks to our great troops!

  2. TD-

    Sounds like progress to me. It is my hope that those of you on the ground fighting to advance the interests of the US and Iraq know in your hearts and minds that the majority of your countrymen, although at least as frustrated as those of you on scene are, believe in your goals and very much wish for your saftey and success. Keep the updates coming. Thanks as always.

  3. Good job... so proud of each and every one of y'all. (hugs)

  4. It is not surprising we had to hear from you another chlorine gas VBIED was safely detonated by coalition troops. This is of course at best a footnote in MSM reporting.

    Thanks again, be safe and watch your six.

  5. Did someone mention WMD, maybe I missed that....
    Stay Safe TD

  6. Now now Sarge. We all know that there are no WMDs in Iraq. MSNBC says so.

    It must be true!

    And Don, if you know the folks who disarmed the blasted thing, you give them a pat on the back and tell them 'Nicely done' for me. You folks are doing a heck of a job, and we're proud of you.

    One might say that you all are doing a 'bang-up' job, if one wanted to hurt for making a pun...

  7. Anonymous22/3/07 17:52

    Found your blog through Mel Sewell's blog.

    I can't say thank you enough for what you go to work and the world gets safer everyday!

    God bless.

  8. Stay safe... and y'all keep up the good work....

  9. I enjoy each and everyone of your posts. thanks for fighting and writing about it so we can better understand our debt to you and the other soldiers.

  10. Anonymous25/3/07 12:06

    You're on my mind TD....