April 13 2003
Almost 18 months after the fall of the
Taliban, the movement is showing
Reuters AlertNet, UK
CHAMAN, Pakistan, April 13 (Reuters) - A cousin of a provincial governor of
Afghanistan was killed on Sunday in an attack by suspected Taliban members
near the Pakistani border town of Chaman, family and Afghan officials said.
Miami Herald, FL - 4-13-03
The people of Iraq will choose their future government in democratic elections, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday, trying to dispel fears that Washington will appoint a puppet administration. "The United States has not anointed anyone to be the future leader of Iraq or to be the leader of the interim Iraqi authority," Powell said.
Today's cartoon was inspired by this email:
thought it might be about time for a cartoon of "W" with his pants on
bin Laden--bin Forgotten? Apparently so. The Taliban is rearing it's ugly head again. Are there too many irons in the fire?
QUESTION: If Bush was a POW-- would he still have that cocky walk?
Commentary from former Arizona talk radio host Bob Witkowski
WE'RE NUMBER ONE!
Okay. We won The War. Good for US. Woweee Zoweee.
Can somebody tell me exactly what it is We Just Won? I mean, I don't want to be a spoilsport, but just what the heck did we win? I'm not even sure why we went to war in the first place. I know there's a multiple choice of reasons that were molded each week to justify this invasion as soon as one reasons was debunked. CLICK HERE
Russian Fashion Show April 2003
Let's hope that Russian politics aren't a reflection of their sniper like fashion.
British troops from 2 Platoon 1 Parachute Regiment, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, take a break from
patrolling the front line near Basra to cool down and freshen up by means of an improvised shower unit in Iraq
ARMY EXCHANGES GREEN BERETS
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
models the new “Green Sombrero”,
which is now being worn by army commandos
in lieu of unpatriotic French-style berets.
“It is now official United States Army policy to detest everything that is from France,” said General Marcel de Gaulle, commander of U.S. Forces stationed at New Orleans. “For example, during target practice, the troops now lob grenades at an effigy of Mister French from Family Affair.”
According to anonymous sources at the Pentagon, the Green Sombrero was ultimately chosen over a number of other possibilities, including the Green Beefeater, the Green Fez, and the Green Yarmulke.
“It is a little more cumbersome than the beret,” acknowledged Colonel Pepe Le Beau, a tactical munitions specialist from Sault Ste. Marie. “And the damn thing makes it much easier for enemy snipers to locate and kill you. But that is a small price to pay for repudiating France. In this man’s army, we prize patriotism above everything – well, patriotism and liberty. And equality. And, of course, fraternity.”
“I love the new Green Sombreros,” exclaimed Undersecretary of the Army Michelle Bardot. “They are so dashing, so elegant, so…Je ne sais qua!”
BY DAVID PODVIN - POLITICAL SATIRIST AT LARGE
Iraq Body Count