More Progress

From Holden:

We don’t need no stinking plan!

The House of Representatives voted down a measure, by a 128 to 300 vote, that called on President Bush to devise a plan for a withdrawal from Iraq.

Two soldiers killed yesterday whenthier helicopter was shot down near Buqubha, which in Dear Leader’s mind is proof that we are winning.

Unka Dick needs to bust some union ass!

Some 300 Filipinos employed at a US military camp in Iraq went on strike this week to protest poor working conditions, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

The workers, under contract from Prime Projects International and [Halliburton subsidiary] Kellog Brown and Root, are based in Camp Cooke in the province of Taji, the ministry said.


Despite a travel ban to Iraq, the Philippines is the biggest supplier of manpower for US-led coalition forces, with an estimated 6,000 Filipinos working in various camps.

The [Philippine] government last year banned travel to Iraq and brought home its token contingent serving with coalition forces after a Filipino truck driver was kidnapped.

He was later freed and the incident caused a diplomatic tiff between the Philippines and the United States.