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Welcome to the musings and notes of a Cadillac, Michigan based writer named Micah Holmquist, who is bothered by his own sarcasm.
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Sites Holmquist trys, and often fails, to go no more than a couple of days without visiting (some of which Holmquist regularly swipes links from without attribution)
Blogs that for one reason or another Holmquist would like to read on at least something of a regular basis (always in development)
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
"COMICAL Ali [Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf], Saddam Hussein's ludicrous spin doctor, has been arrested in Baghdad, it was claimed last night," Paul Martin writes in today's Daily Mirror.
A spokesperson for the Pentagon has denied the report, Agence France-Presse reports today.
If he has been caught, I hope that U.S. Information Minister George W. Bush soon gets into contact with him so they can trade tips.
"New York Times reporter Judith Miller played a highly unusual role in an Army unit assigned to search for dangerous Iraqi weapons, according to U.S. military officials," Howard Kurtz reports in today's Washington Post. The story is very much worth reading.
Yesterday Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said he had "no reason to believe that" senior members of Saddam Hussein's now deposed government had been killed in a strike near Syria last week. Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post has tallied the damage of another strike.
"British forces were hunting down gunmen who killed six British military police after a violent demonstration that left four Iraqi civilians dead, a British Army official said Wednesday," Bassem Mrous of The Associated Press writes today. "Iraqi gunmen - enraged by the deaths of their countrymen at the hands of British soldiers - killed two British military policemen during the demonstration and then stormed a police station, killing four more, local police and witnesses said."