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Iraq News-links 16 January 2008

Last updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 16:00

Progress In Iraq, US Asked To Stay On
By AJStrata
It is just amazing to think of an Iraqi nation where al-Qaeda is the enemy and Americans are considered respected allies for fighting (and dying) to rescue Iraq Sunnis from their horrible decision to try allying with Bin Laden’s …

Asmar Sculpture Hoard (Iraq)
The Tell Asmar sculpture hoard is a collection of 12 alabaster statues, discovered beneath the floor of the Square Temple at the Mesopotamian site of Tell Asmar (Iraq)

Female Suicide Bomber Kills 8 in Iraq
The Associated Press –
Involving women in fighting violates religious taboos in Iraq, and a growing number of female suicide attacks could indicate insurgents are becoming …

UN says Iraq lacks spirit of reconciliation
Reuters – USA
PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Iraq lacks any true spirit of reconciliation despite parliament’s decision to let former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party …

Iraq’s Baiji refinery shut after power cuts
Guardian Unlimited – UK
By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A power cut forced the closure of Iraq’s largest refinery for at least two days on Wednesday, officials at the …

US Iraq casualties jump over 83000
By populist
The actual total is over 83000 because the Pentagon chooses not to count as “Iraq casualties” the approximately 20000 casualties discovered only after they returned from Iraq -mainly brain trauma from explosions …

Suicide Attack Kills 8 in Iraq
The Associated Press –
Iraq has seen a 60 percent reduction in overall violence in the country since June, progress credited partly to an increase in the US forces as well as a …

Rice in Iraq to back ‘progress’
BBC News – UK
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has flown to Iraq in an attempt to build on recent reconciliation efforts. Her trip comes shortly after the Iraqi …

Iraq and Colombia: Wars Just Aren’t the Same Anymore …
By William Kern
Is there something odd about one war [Iraq] in which the post-war claims more lives than the war itself, and another [Colombia] in which hostages are taken not for a quick exchange of ransom, but to be held for years simply to make a …

Iraq: For Ten Years
By Herschel Smith
I have previously predicted that Iraq would not only be a protectorate of the US for another decade, but pseudo-permanent bases would eventually be constructed and garrisoned in Iraq – most likely in Northern Iraq – at some point, …

Rice, in Baghdad, Praises New Law
New York Times – United States
By SOLOMON MOORE BAGHDAD — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a
surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday to brief Prime Minister Nuri Kamal
al-Maliki and …

News & Views 01/15/08
By dancewater(Cervantes)
Photo: A woman sits next to an Iraqi policeman in the Shiite holy city of Karbala , Iraq , Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. Iraqi Shiites are marking the Festival of Muharram, that commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of …

Iraq Defense Minister: At Least 10 More Years of Occupation
By Alex Knapp
The Iraqi defense minister said Monday that his nation would not be able to take full responsibility for its internal security until 2012, nor be able on its own to defend Iraq’s borders from external threat until at least 2018. …

the wilsons on iraq and barack
By faithful
Joseph Wilson Hits Obama on Iraq Posted January 15, 2008 | 07:00 PM (EST) by Taylor Marsh!- HuffIt – I had a very interesting conversation with Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson over the weekend on foreign policy issues. …

Rice praises Iraq parliament passage of ex-Baathist reinstatement bill
… of Saddam Hussein’s now-defunct Baath Party [BBC backgrounder] to be reinstated to public life as “a step forward” for the stabilization of Iraq. …

US Iraq casualties jump over 83000
The actual total is over 83000 because the Pentagon chooses not to count as “Iraq casualties” the approximately 20000 casualties discovered only after they returned from Iraq -mainly brain trauma from explosions.

Iraq: The Long Haul
By Doug Krile
Over the last couple of months, much of the political discussion regarding the US policy in Iraq has been centered around the perception of progress. Civilian casualties are down. Military casualties are down. Political progress doesn’t …

3 soldiers’ Iraq deaths lead to friendly fire inquiry
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Army is investigating the possibility three soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division who died in a firefight in Iraq may have been …

Why We Are Still Stuck in Iraq
By Bob Fertik
Even though our braindead Washington overlords say Americans support the continuing occupation of Iraq, polls continue to show the opposite – an overwhelming majority of Americans want to get out of Iraq as soon as possible and …

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