Enter The Metrocon | Main | Johnathan Rhys Meyers Offers Weak Euro Response To Chris Klein
January 04, 2006

Iraq To Press On For National Unity Government

Seems like good news:

Negotiations on how exactly to share posts among the rival ethnic and sectarian factions will convene in the coming days in Baghdad, Kurdish regional president Masoud Barzani said after he and Iraq's Kurdish interim president Jalal Talabani met minority Sunni Arab leaders from the Iraqi Accordance Front.

"We have agreed on a national unity government," Barzani told a news conference in the Kurdish capital Arbil. "The negotiations will continue in Baghdad among all the parties."

Also, an inquiry into claims of a rigged election will result in the annulment of a small number of suspect ballot boxes, but not enough to change the results in any district.

And this is pretty amusing. Sunnis are calling it "barbarism" that US strike fighters bombed house in Baiji.

A statement issued by the U.S. 101st Airborne Division said soldiers monitoring film from a reconnaissance drone spotted three men digging a hole by a road around 9 p.m. (1800 GMT).

Pilots were alerted, the military said: "The individuals... were followed from the air to a nearby building. Coalition forces employed precision-guided munitions on the structure."

...

Asked whether a bomb -- an improvised explosive device or IED, in military jargon -- had been found in the road and what measures were taken to determine who was in the house before the attack, spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ed Loomis said he could not detail tactics but said : "Digging in the road surface in the hours of darkness are the actions of someone emplacing an IED."

Reporters want proof that the men weren't merely victims of the Greatest. Snipe-Hunting Prank. Eveh.


digg this
posted by Ace at 03:14 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner: "[i]398 303 Or in a worst case block sites altog ..."

Archer: "What does ALGOREMANBEARPIG have to say, since he i ..."

Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet: "413. Leave the shelf. Take the server. ..."

Meremortal: "Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 14, 20 ..."

Half Senile Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter: " Yeah, I can't live without AoS. But I am run ..."

All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes: "Our apartment building is having a Christmas party ..."

Skip: "Internet speed has gone through the roof and is ch ..."

Royer gen Cliffton-Gryms: "Wireless will displace wired for a lot of people. ..."

Warai-otoko: "Phoning the Czar. Posted by: BackwardsBoy at Dece ..."

@JRandomMoron[/i]: "[i]You weren't here the day the Ace of Spades HQ b ..."

Snuffy Smith's lookin' fer Bob: "It doesnt help that the main theme is Obama=BAD. . ..."

freaked: "Wireless will displace wired for a lot of people. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64