Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Surrender Monkeys!

Iraq Promises to Release Woman Prisoner

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq promised Wednesday to release one of two high-profile women prisoners, but officials denied the decision was linked to demands by militants who purportedly killed two American hostages and threatened to execute a Briton with them unless all female Iraqi prisoners are let go.

...Ibrahim, of the Justice Ministry, said there was no link between the demands and the expected release of Rihab Rashid Taha on bail.
Of course not. Meanwhile, in other news from the Flat Earth Society...

Wednesday, U.S. aircraft and tanks attacked rebel positions in Baghdad's Sadr City slum, killing 10 people and wounding 92, hospital officials said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in a busy commercial area of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 40, police and hospital officials said.

"The proper response to spreading violence," Bush said in a speech yesterday to the UN General Assembly, "is not to retreat, it is to prevail."

The President got a cool reception at the General Assembly, which was underscored when he welcomed the diplomats to New York City and the U.S. and then paused for applause. There was none.

"We're hated [at the UN]. . . . That's not news," said a U.S. official.