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President Bush on Thursday said, "Based on all the information we have today, I believe we were right to take action, and America is safer today with Saddam Hussein in prison. He retained the knowledge, the materials, the means, and the intent to produce weapons of mass destruction."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/
The military objectives of Operation Iraqi Freedom consist of first, ending the regime of Saddam Hussein. Second, to identify, isolate and eliminate, Iraq's weapons of mass destruciton.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraqi_freedom.htm
Third, to search for, to capture and to drive out terrorists from the country. Fourth, to collect intelligence related to terrorist networks.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraqi_freedom.htm
Fifth, to collect such intelligence as is related to the global network of illicit weapons of mass destruction. Sixth, to end sanctions and to immediately deliver humanitarian support to the displaced and to many needed citizens.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraqi_freedom.htm
Seventh, to secure Iraq's oil fields and resources, which belong to the Iraqi people. Finally, to help the Iraqi people create conditions for a transition to a representative self-government.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/iraqi_freedom.htm
The BBC is reporting that a trial will soon take place against a number of Saddam Hussein's deputies accusing them of war crimes and other human rights abuses. Interim leader Iyad Allawi has said the "symbols" of the former regime would be tried "one by one".
http://www.iraqwar.info/
The New York Times reports that 8 soldiers are preparing a lawsuit against Stop-Loss, the Pentagon's policy of preventing troops from leaving key posts. Army policy has barred thousands of soldiers from leaving Iraq this year even though the terms of enlistment they signed up for have run out.
http://www.iraqwar.info/
The New York Post has a story about some of the NY Firefighters who have been killed in Iraq. Army National Guard Sgt. Chris Engeldrum was killed by terrorists who detonated a car bomb as he rode in a convoy outside Baghdad on Monday.
http://www.iraqwar.info/
In the last eight days, US forces have uncovered the bodies of 65 Iraqis killed by insurgents, according to The New York Times. Many of the dead are members of the Iraqi military who were abducted and later assassinated, but some are those of civilians who were killed for reasons still unknown.
http://www.iraqwar.info/
The Washington Post is reporting on the front line medics in Fallujah and some of the tales they now tell. Fifty-one U.S. troops have been killed and 425 wounded since the ground assault on this insurgent stronghold began on Nov. 8
http://www.iraqwar.info/