Another tidbit . . .
FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - U.S. Won't Let Men Flee Fallujah: "Most of the remaining attacks by insurgents inside Fallujah have been on Marines blocking the roads and bridges leaving the city, reports show. Marines have returned fire killing numerous insurgents trying to escape, officers here said." [Note: I know what you're thinking: "Chester, how can you be blogging on a Friday night? What is Mrs. Chester doing?" Mrs. Chester is at work. Blogging it is for a bit more, then I'm signing off.] UPDATE: One more tidbit. a good one, same article: "Once the battle ends, military officials say all surviving military-age men can expect to be tested for explosive residue, catalogued, checked against insurgent databases and interrogated about ties with the guerrillas. U.S. and Iraqi troops are in the midst of searching homes, and plan to check every house in the city for weapons." I hereby admit I was incorrect in my assertion that not every house would be checked. Looks like they will. I just don't like the phrase "house-to-house" because it can mean different things, and when I hear Chris Matthews saying it, I know it is a cliche.