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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Letter to editor brings Secret Service visit

An elderly man who wrote in a letter to the editor about Saddam Hussein’s execution that “they hanged the wrong man” got a visit from Secret Service agents concerned he was threatening President Bush.

The letter by Dan Tilli, 81, was published in Monday’s edition of The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. It ended with the line, “I still believe they hanged the wrong man.”

Tilli said the statement was not a threat. “I didn’t say who — I could’ve meant (Osama) bin Laden,” he said Friday.

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Pentagon raises Saturday death toll to 25

The U.S. military on Sunday reported six more American troops killed in fighting the day before, raising the toll to 25 in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in Iraq in two years.

Four U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed Saturday during combat in Anbar, the Sunni insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad, the military said. A roadside bomb also struck a security patrol northeast of Baghdad, killing one soldier.

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Senators argue against troop surge

Two leading Senate Democrats sought to build support Sunday for a bipartisan resolution opposing President Bush’s war strategy in Iraq, cautioning that division over whether it goes far enough could spell defeat.

“The worst thing we can do is to vote on something critical of the current policy and lose it,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The public doesn’t support his policy, a majority of Congress doesn’t support his policy.”

“If we lose it, the president will use the defeat of a resolution as support of his public policy,” Levin said.

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Sunday, bloody Sunday in Baghdad

A bomb struck a small bus in Baghdad as it headed to a predominantly Shiite area on Sunday, killing six passengers and wounding 10, police said.

The bus was en route from the Bab al-Sharqi area to the central commercial district of Karradah when the explosion occurred at 8:15 a.m., shattering the windows of nearby stores.

The bomb was left in a bag by somebody who got off the bus, police said.

Sirens wailed as police and ambulances rushed to the area, and rescue workers pulled the badly burned bodies from the charred bus.

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Hillary launches Presidential run

Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a trailblazing campaign for the White House on Saturday, a former first lady turned political powerhouse intent on becoming the first female president. “I’m in, and I’m in to win,” she said.

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