Rick Leventhal interviewed a Marine and mentioned that they were under order to be ready to roll in 15 minutes. The Marine replied “Marines are always ready to roll”. Iraqi troops near the border are being engaged by ground forces and helicopter gunships. From the sound of it we are giving them hell and taking little or nothing from them in return. – Fox News broadcast
Donald Rumsfeld is briefing reporters at the Pentagon. “The days of the Saddam Hussein regime are numbered”. “To the Iraqi people let me say that the day of your liberation will soon be at hand.”
Now that was really unexpected. When the sirens went on we thought we will get bombs by the tom load dropped on us but nothing happened, at least in the part of the city where I lived. Air-craft guns could be heard for a while but they stopped too after a while and then the all clear siren came.
Today in the morning I went with my father for a ride around Baghdad and there was nothing different from yesterday. There is no curfew and cars can be seen speeding to places here and there. Shops are closed. Only some bakeries are open and of course the Ba’ath Party Centers. There are more Ba’ath people in the streets and they have more weapons. No army in the streets. We obviously still have electricity, phones are still working and we got to phone calls from abroad so the international lines are still working. water is still running.
- Where is Raed? (Iraqi Blogger)
More oil field fires reported in Southern Iraq. First reported as 2 now 3 or 4. – Sky News broadcast
“There is considerable belief in this government that they may, in fact, have gotten Saddam.” – Drudge Report
Coalition forces moving into Iraq and heading for a “specific target” – Sky News broadcast
Reporters in Kuwait ordered into bunkers due to expected “barrage of missles” – MSNBC broadcast
MSNBC sums up the events of the last 15 hours pretty well in this article