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Posted on Jan 15, 2007 READ MORE


Maliki
latimes.com

Maliki Pick Angers Iraqis and Americans Alike

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s choice of Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, a relatively unknown figure, to head the military in Baghdad has upset Iraqi military commanders and politicians. American commanders have also expressed dissatisfaction with Qanbar, due to the key role he will play in Bush’s planned escalation of the war and fears that his promotion might be motivated by a sectarian agenda.

Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE


Oil Burning
AP / Bassem Daham

Petraeus! Is Baghdad Burning?

A retired U.S. Special Forces soldier takes an oil-filtered look at Bush’s “surge” plan for Iraq.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


Maliki and Bush
npr.org

Iraqi PM’s Silence Speaks Volumes

President Bush may have assurances that Nouri al-Maliki will not tolerate sectarian violence in Iraq, but the prime minister’s refusal to publicly confront his militant backers suggests he may be more interested in consolidating Shiite power than fostering stability.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: Assembly of Vipers

Surge or no, Iraq will remain engulfed in violence as long as those who control the death squads continue to exercise power in the country’s National Assembly.

Posted on Jan 11, 2007 READ MORE


Maliki Butts Heads With Sunni Clerics

Tensions in Iraq were already running high with the execution of Saddam Hussein and the ongoing violence there. Now Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has scolded Sunni clerics for warning that militias were planning to attack Sunni neighborhoods in Baghdad.

Posted on Jan 5, 2007 READ MORE


Saddam
abc.net.au

Saddam Executed, Says Iraqi TV

The former dictator was executed by hanging just before 6 a.m. local time in Baghdad.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006 READ MORE


No Delay for Saddam Execution

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said early Friday there will be “no review or delay” of Saddam Hussein’s execution. However, confusion abounds as to the timing of the sentence.

Posted on Dec 29, 2006 READ MORE


Iraq violence
msnbc.com

Iraq Violence at Record Highs in All Categories

According to the Pentagon’s latest report, violence in Iraq has reached record levels in all measured categories, with a 32 percent increase in attacks on U.S. troops. The 50-page document also notes a 60 percent increase in civilian casualties since the formation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


Satire From Andy Borowitz: Bush Twins Invade Iraq

Just days after their hard-partying antics made headlines across Argentina, the twin daughters of President George W. Bush arrived in Iraq today, determined to continue celebrating their 25th birthday as only the Bush twins can.

Posted on Dec 2, 2006 READ MORE


ENTER_ALT_TEXT
nytimes.com

Study Group to Call for Iraq Withdrawals; Bush Remains Obstinate

The Iraq Study Group has apparently reached a consensus and will recommend a gradual pullback of U.S. forces in Iraq, though without a timetable.  But after meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday, President Bush was already dismissive of the suggestion: “We’re going to stay in Iraq to get the job done as long as the government wants us there.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2006 READ MORE


Hadley and Maliki
Left: mosnews.com / Right: turkishpress.com

White House Memo Critiques Iraqi PM

The New York Times has obtained a secret memo by National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley that offers a frank assessment of the Iraqi prime minister: “... The reality on the streets of Baghdad suggests [Nouri al-Maliki] is either ignorant of what is going on, misrepresenting his intentions, or that his capabilities are not yet sufficient to turn his good intentions into action.”

Posted on Nov 29, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and Maliki
huffingtonpost.com

An Awkward Rendezvous

President Bush is set to travel to Jordan next week for a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.  The event might be a bit uncomfortable for the pair, now that the Iraqi government has responded to the flirtations of Iran and Syria.

Posted on Nov 22, 2006 READ MORE


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Coup Rumors in Iraq

According to the insightful blog Healing Iraq, rumors of an American plot to overthrow the Iraqi government spread throughout the country after the recent tension between the U.S. and Iraq’s prime minister.

Posted on Oct 29, 2006 READ MORE


Bush and Maliki
centcom.mil

Iraqi PM Demands Respect

Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri Maliki, privately chastised the United States’ patronizing attitude regarding Iraqi sovereignty, saying he is not “America’s man in Iraq.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Eye to Eye in Iraq

The media continues to fizz with excitement at Bush’s “spontaneous” trip to Iraq, and his “eye to eye” with Prime Minister Maliki.  However,  continuously escalating violence reveals his visit to be just another misleading “Mission Accomplished” photo-op moment.

Posted on Jun 14, 2006 READ MORE


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