Ed Driscoll

GROUND WAR BEGINS, according to

GROUND WAR BEGINS, according to this AP report:

The U.S. 3rd Infantry Division’s artillery opened fire Thursday on Iraqi troops with Paladin self-propelled howitzers and multiple launch rocket systems in the first stage of the ground war.

Maj. Gen. Bufourd Blount, the division commander, had said that the artillery barrage would signal the first phase of the ground war against Iraq.

Meanwhile Iraq has launched several of the Scud missiles that Hans Blix insists that they don’t have.