There is a furious online debate about the media's characterization of the attackers in the opening minutes of this event. There are also charges of racism, actual racism, and the...
This war is unfolding in a truly historic and unprecedented manner.
The Coalition of the Willing is large and growing. View the list here.
Black smoke floating over Kuwait City from burning oil fields in Southern Iraq. Live footage on Sky News broadcast
Latest CH-46 crash casualty numbers are 12 Brit commandos and 4 member U.S. crew lost.
Amazing surrender numbers confirmed. British military official says 20% of Iraqi Republican Guard has surrendered or will soon – Fox News broadcast
7th Cav. charging north at 30-40mph. Only minimal opposition met. – CNN broadcast
Live video of Iraqi troops at edge of Kurdish territory on CNN broadcast.
U.S. intelligence officials believe Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, possibly accompanied by one or both of his powerful sons, was still inside a compound in southern Baghdad early yesterday when it was struck by a barrage of U.S. bombs and cruise missiles.
Duane Apling writes that “CNN is showing the advance of three troops of the 7th Cavalry unit out ahead of the 3rd ID. I’m guessing they are 10-20 miles further into Iraq. Their guy’s lens is clean.”
Iraqi troops still hold Umm Qasr but coalition forces will take control shortly. – Sky News broadcast
The Fox News broadcast footage of the rush to Baghdad is amazing but it would be so much better if they would occasionally clean the lens.
Added Christopher Blosser to the Blogs of War Wall of Honor. Thanks Chris.
Blackhawk down? Kerry Sanders is reporting live and siad that a Blackhawk heli is reported down but he can’t confirm. – MSNBC broadcast
Day of the Warblogs.
Live footage of U.S. tanks and troops hauling serious ass through the desert towards Baghdad on Fox News broadcast.
Sad news turns worse. 12 Americans and 4 Brits feared dead in chopper crash. – Sky News broadcast
Slight format change. I will now create and update a single post for each day. Most recent events will be “above the fold” or at the top of the page for those of you unfamiliar with print lingo.
Crews searching for downed U.S. Marine CH-46 helicopter. 8 Brits and 4 Americans feared lost due to mechanical failure. – Fox News broadcast
“The march to Baghdad has begun.” Troops on the ground in the “North, South, and the West” – Breaking on Fox News broadcast
Rick Leventhal is reporting live on Fox. This guy has been been with the Marines 3rd LAR and they’ve been pounding the Iraqis with artillery all day. – Fox News broadcast
Sad news developing. U.S. Marine helicopter down in Kuwait. All aboard feared lost. Mechanical problems suspected. – Fox News broadcast.
Iraqi command and control is in jeopardy. A large percentage of the Iraqi military is expressing an interest in surrender – Fox News broadcast
The Washington Post has more information on the Al-Qaeda suspect wanted by the FBI.
30 fireballs seen in direction of Basra – Sky News broadcast
Donald Rumsfeld is telling reporters that there is still hope of regime change without the full force of war being applied – Fox News broadcast
A reader has posted a link to some of the antiwar rhetoric found on the net. This is particularly disturbing:
People everywhere must attack US troops with words and disgust. Spray paint or use blood and write USA Troops=War Criminal Scum, Death to USA Imperialist Armed Forces One and ALL!Everyone in the USA whop is not fighting against the USA are criminal scum who desreve death too. Prepare…