Brit soliders killed by Iraqi…

Brit soliders killed by Iraqi mob

“The attack on British forces here that killed six military police officers Tuesday was carried out by a mob of Iraqis enraged that paratroops had sought to patrol the town’s market, witnesses and local officials said today.

After a seemingly prosaic dispute between the paratroops and townspeople escalated into an intense firefight, witnesses said, scores of Iraqis armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers laid an Alamo-like siege to a police station where British military police were training local patrolmen. At least four soldiers were killed at close range when their ammunition ran out.”

So much for the Bush line that this was due to Saddam launching a counter attack. Rather, this was clearly an uprising by the people.