Changed to Ghosts
Michael Ubaldi, September 28, 2004.
It's impossible to scheme with continuity when members of terrorist executive circles turn up dead on a daily basis (emphasis mine):
On September 28, 2004 at 4:04 a.m., Baghdad time, Multi-National Force-Iraq conducted a precision strike on a confirmed Abu Musab Al Zarqawi terrorist site in southern Fallujah. Several credible intelligence sources confirmed that members of the terrorist group were operating at the site at the time of the strike.
Incidentally, why would the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff practically set a calendar date for an operation intended to wipe out the last authoritarian enclave in Iraq? He probably wouldn't — so the end of Fallujah's terrorist presence might come sooner than expected.
EXPECTATIONS: Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi is promising electoral participation by residents of terrorist-threatened locales — and military action in an insurgent-controlled Fallujah, having "waited more than enough." Last week, the Prime Minister spoke with Israel's foreign minister, the two apparently discussing diplomatic arrangements. Given that Baghdad's leadership will receive more ridicule than admiration from their backwards, dictatorial Arab neighbors, an alliance with the one regional power dedicated to fighting Iraq's enemies is wise.