Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Meanwhile in the "Hap Hap Happy" land of Iraq

Where the progress is palpable:

KIRKUK, Iraq - The Turkish army sent soldiers about 1.5 miles into northern Iraq in an overnight operation on Tuesday, Kurdish officials said. A Turkish official said the troops were still in Iraq by midmorning.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made an unannounced visit to Kirkuk, the hub of Iraq's northern oil fields.


Meanwhile in other news of the land that "Metrics" will never forget:

At least 46 people were killed and 37 injured Monday in a spate of attacks across Iraq, including random shooting by a US force in Mosul and an assault by insurgents with links to the Al Qaeda terrorist network in Diyala province.

In the northern city of Mosul, a US patrol opened fire on civilians after a bomb went off targeting their vehicles, security sources told the Voices of Iraq VOI news agency Monday.