I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, hereby determine that the United States and Iraq are engaged in armed hostilities, that it is in the interest of the United States to confiscate certain property of the Government of Iraq and its agencies, instrumentalities, or controlled entities, and that all right, title, and interest in any property so confiscated should vest in the Department of the Treasury. I intend that such vested property should be used to assist the Iraqi people and to assist in the reconstruction of Iraq, and determine that such use would be in the interest of and for the benefit of the United States.
I hereby order:
Section 1. All blocked funds held in the United States in accounts in the name of the Government of Iraq, the Central Bank of Iraq, Rafidain Bank, Rasheed Bank, or the State Organization for Marketing Oil are hereby confiscated and vested in the Department of the Treasury, except for the following:
The antiwar movement is going to destroy what little goodwill it has with the American people. MSNBC broadcast is showing video of protesters blocking Lakeshore Drive in Chicago. Chicago is preparing to deploy “bus loads” of riot gear clad police. And at the Leftist site sf.indymedia.org you get updates like this:
1:30PM: Crowd is getting rowdy at 7th & Market. One cop down.
7AM: Dozens of actions are planned in SF’s Financial District which vow to shut down the city. Thousands will plan to “call in sick” when the war starts to help disrupt capitalism from steamrolling on.
Disrupt capitalism from steamrolling on? I think they’re showing their true colors.
According to the Air Force the B-2 has has “joined the team” at a forward deployed location:
“Our primary job is ‘kicking the door down,’ as we like to say,” said 1st Lt. Matthew Hasson, a 509th Bomb Wing public affairs officer from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., the home station of all the B-2s. “We clear out the integrated air defenses that pose a threat to the other, less-stealthy airframes.”
- Air Force
Huge explosions and fireballs are being reported near Basra. Visible from 30 miles away. Speculation that the MOAB (RealVideo) is being used. – Sky News broadcast
More reports of explosions. This time in Mosul. – Fox News broadcast