Thursday, November 11, 2004
Answers on the back of a stamp
At the end of October the Los Angeles Times ran a very long piece on Fallouja (I've decided to follow the spelling of whoever I'm writing about), which I'm afraid is probably subscription only by now (Alissa J. Rubin and Doyle McManus, ‘Why America Has Waged a Losing Battle on Fallouja’, Los Angeles Times, 24 October 2004; p. A1, for those of you with LexisNexis or a newspaper library). Haven't had time to read it all yet, but if anyone knows of a more frank description of terror bombing than the following passage I'd be interested to hear it:
"All through September and October, American warplanes bombed Fallouja in hope of killing Zarqawi and his followers, and in hope of forcing Fallouja's remaining residents to plead for peace."