Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

List item #4

The Washington Post starts us off -- let's see how long this stays in play, aand whether the talking heads expend much tongue-power on it:

Iraq Declares Martial Law Amid Surge of Violence
21 Iraqis Killed in Latest Insurgent Attacks West of Fallujah
By Karl Vick Washington Post Foreign Service
Sunday, November 7, 2004; 12:03 PM

BAGHDAD, Nov. 7 -- Iraq's interim government announced a state of emergency on Sunday, imposing martial law on a country braced for a massive U.S. military assault on the city of Fallujah.

The order, read before cameras by a spokesman for interim prime minister Ayad Allawi heightened a sense of crisis in Iraq and fueled fears that an offensive on Fallujah would unleash counterattacks that insurgents appeared to have already begun elsewhere in the country.

Later, Allawi, in a brief meeting with reporters, said the emergency law will be implemented "whenever and wherever is necessary."


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