Shock and Awe Redux: U.S. Launches Huge Offensive In Iraq
The U.S. today launched a big offensive against insurgents in Iraq -- the largest since the 2003 invasion. Knights Ridder reported the other day that airstrikes risk civilian casualties. [hat tip Daily Kos.]
The Senate today passed a spending bill that increases the national debt to $9 trillion, in large part to fund the war.
It passed hours before the House was expected to approve another $91 billion to fund the war in Iraq and provide more aid to hurricane victims.
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