Salam still online, as of the last all clear signal.
Iraqi TV is reporting that 72 missiles struck the Iraqi capital.
(corrected the name of our Iraqi blogger...iI've been calling him the wrong name all this time.)
330pmEST: Al Jazeera via MSNBC is reporting that air raid sirens are blaring in the Northern Iraq city of Mosul.
FOXNEWS sure is giving its base what it wants. Lots of purty explosions.
I'll keep the media criticism rare, but apt.
345pmEST: MSNBC now reporting that Turkish airspace will be open to US flyovers starting at 5pm Eastern.