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Also Titled, "A Few Things That I Learned About Iraq from Ted Koppel Last Night" Ted Koppel appeared for a special report on Brian William's show Rock Center last night. It it he presented a ...
by New Minas
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Drip, drip, drip, ""He recalled noting that: "the dog didn't bark - it grizzled." Don't ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Dec 07, 2009 at 01:40 PM PST with 24 Recommends
That's the headline from an article in The Observer yesterday. It describes an honor killing in Basra, where a 17-...
by ragged claws scuttling
Comment Count 105 comments on Mon May 12, 2008 at 04:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
A father barbarically kills his own daughter, with the help of his two sons, her brothers... while the mother looked on, ...
by gooderservice
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Apr 27, 2008 at 01:54 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Conn Hallinan who is a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist has a writeup over at Foreign Policy in Focus , go figure. It's ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Apr 19, 2008 at 10:57 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Please forgive me if this has been linked already - I was out-of-town for a couple of days, and just saw this article this morning.
by Orange County Liberal
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 10:38 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
When not in court, I usually keep one of the two cable news stations on in the background of the office, just to keep the little finger on the pulse of this place. Today, General -B- Petraeus ...
by agnostic
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Apr 08, 2008 at 03:36 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
In their testimony before Congress today, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Apr 08, 2008 at 11:23 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
To read today's news I fear it may be. Via Reuters and Yahoo News BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister raised the ...
by nklein
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Apr 07, 2008 at 03:33 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Last Sunday, when Moqtada al-Sadr announced a ceasefire that he'd reached with the Iraqi government, it seemed pretty ...
by smintheus
Comment Count 94 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2008 at 11:59 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Toward the end of the most violent month in Iraq since last August (nearly one thousand dead Iraqis), Michael Ledeen threw down the jam with these shrewd observations: If the Iraqi ...
by Compound F
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Apr 03, 2008 at 02:03 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Leith Kubba, former government spokesman for Iraq, and Yahia Said, of the London School of Economics, are discussing Maliki's actions in Basra with Gwen Ifil on Jim Lehrer's News Hour. Kubba ...
by MozartVio5
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 04:29 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
when we first went into Iraq 5 years ago, some of my lowest level students were absolutely certain that the only reason we were doing do was because of oil, despite anything to the contrary said by ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 129 comments on Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 03:18 AM PDT with 283 Recommends
I did not make this up: John, My mom was a delegate in Dallas this past weekend. She arrived at 7AM and didn'...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Apr 01, 2008 at 07:24 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
On Sunday, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) showed once again that President Bush, John McCain and their conservative amen corner can't ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Mar 31, 2008 at 08:38 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
On Sunday Nouri al-Maliki admitted defeat in his attempt to crack down on Moqtada al Sadr's Mahdi Army in Basra. Maliki had begun the week demanding that Mahdi forces surrender within 72 hours, ...
by smintheus
Comment Count 164 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 11:02 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
This is not Maliki's offensive. This is Dick Cheney's. If, after eight years of Bushco, you think that something happens "accidentally" with them, that there are just "coincidences" in what they ...
by Inky99
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 10:37 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
In a slick move, Shiite cleric M. al Sadr ordered his forces off the streets in the Southern provinces of Iraq. Though the Jaysh e Madhi is splintered, and there may be factions that do not obey ...
by boilerman10
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 11:24 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
In the swirling violence that has now spread across the southern half of Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army gang of thugs is now [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=
by Brandon Friedman
Comment Count 333 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 01:17 AM PDT with 347 Recommends
The Tuzla pilot who flew Hillary Clinton into Tuzla speaks out:
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2008 at 04:47 PM PDT with 35 Recommends