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  1. #79
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    Bush says we are there to free the Iraqi's.
    Apparently many of you agree with him.
    Now you want to nuke them all??
    I suppose blowing them all up is one form of freedom.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

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    Death is a form of freedom. Why do you think so many people commit succeed and after all apparently they don't mind blowing themselves up either.

    But I don't think realistically GW has advocated nuking Iraq but I won't interrupt your wide sweeping generalizations.

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    They keep rolling in

    Updated: 02:29 PM EDT
    Two Blasts Kill at Least 17 in Afghanistan
    Taliban Claims Attack That Killed Americans
    By Sayed Salahuddin, Reuters

    KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 29) - At least 17 people including children died in two explosions within 24 hours in Kabul on Sunday and overnight at a religious school in a southeastern province of Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

    The Taliban militia claimed the Kabul bombing, which a spokesman from President Hamid Karzai's office said killed two U.S. nationals, two Afghans and three Nepalis in front of the offices of an international security company.

    Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi said the bomb was detonated by a Taliban fighter using a remote control device.

    ''A few minutes ago he phoned our chief ... to say that he finished his mission and is alive,'' Hakimi said.

    The Taliban was ousted from power by a U.S.-led alliance in late 2001 and is now waging a campaign of violence to disrupt Afghanistan's first presidential elections on Oct. 9.

    The blast in the upscale Shar-i-Naw area of Kabul, where dozens of aid agencies are also located, injured an unspecified number of other people and destroyed several vehicles, an Afghan official said.

    Afghan police cordoned off the site of the explosion as ambulances rushed to the area to transfer injured people, witnesses said.


    At least nine children and one adult were killed in a separate blast, which ripped through a school in Paktia province Saturday night, a U.S. military spokeswoman said.

    ''There were four children, five teenagers and one adult killed,'' Master Sergeant Ann Bennett said from the U.S. military press center in Kabul.

    Bennett said an eight-year-old boy injured in the school explosion was being treated at a U.S. military base, but she was unsure how many more wounded there were.

    ''The explosion took place last night inside a private madrassah (religious school),'' Paktia Governor Haji Assadullah Wafa told Reuters by satellite phone.

    The school was in the village of Naiknaam, near the town of Zormat, 125 km (78 miles) south of Kabul, according to the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press agency.

    The premises were also used by a non-government organization for teaching Afghan women.

    Paktia's governor said there were contradictory reports about the cause of the blast, with some saying it was an explosive device placed on a motorcycle parked outside the school and others saying a device was planted inside the school.

    Some 18,000 U.S.-led troops along with the newly formed Afghan National Army are hunting insurgents in the country south and southeast.

    Close to a thousand people, including militants, soldiers, civilians, aid workers and election officials have been killed in the past year.

    14:14 08-29-04

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