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Sep 27th, 2011


One Year Ago — September 27, 2010

Reported Fragging in Iraq

An Army carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Pfc. John Carrillo of Stockton, Calif., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. (Photo credit: Jose Luis Magana / AP)

One year ago today, I reported that an American soldier, Army Spc. Neftaly Platero, had been taken in custody in connection with the shooting deaths of two fellow service members, Spc. John Carrillo Jr. and Pfc. Gebrah P. Noonan, in Fallujah, Iraq.


Two Years Ago — September 27, 2009

Bachmann Census Sedition Silence

Acknowledgment: Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Two years ago today, on September 27, 2009, I reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann, speaking at the “How to Take Back America” conference, said that the priorities of Republicans if they retook Congress in 2010 would be to “pass repealer bill after repealer bill,” to prevent the creation of a one-world currency, and to pull the government back from the “36 percent of private business profits” that she claimed it now controlled.


Three Years Ago — September 27, 2008

Kurdish Security Forces Clash with Iraqi Police

Cold war between Baghdad and Kurds turns hot

Three years ago today, on September 27, 2008, I reported on a skirmish between Kurdish security forces and Iraqi police in Iraq’s northeastern Diyala province near the disputed Kurdish autonomous region and provided a daily summary of security incidents in Iraq.

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