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Do-it-Yourself Iraqi Documents Search

Now that 48,000 boxes of Arabic-language Iraqi documents captured in Iraq have hit the web, armchair analysts have their work cut out for them.

Posted on Mar 28, 2006 READ MORE


Political Pressure Ratcheting Up on U.S. Over Mosque Killings

Shiite officials say that American-led forces killed many civilians in a raid on a mosque complex on Sunday. The U.S. has promised a full investigation.

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


British Memo: Bush Was Set on War

The New York Times gets a closer look at a UK official’s memo that indicates Bush was set on an invasion of Iraq regardless of a U.N. resolution or the outcome of the WMD issue.

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


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From elconfidencial.com

The Roots of the Iraqi Civil War

This excellent article from the Boston Review opens with a brutal killing and goes on to stitch together the disparate threads of the sectarian violence now wracking the country.

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE


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From lowculture.com

Documents Show Saddam’s WMD Frustrations

AP reports that Hussein and his inner circle were exasperated in their attempts during the 1990s to prove to the world that they’d given up banned weapons, according to transcripts of meetings found among documents seized after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. “We don’t have anything hidden!” Saddam once interjected, documents show.

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE


About That Huge Air Attack? Never Mind.

The U.S. military announced Thursday that it had launched the “largest air assault since the U.S.-led invasion” in 2003. As it turns out, however, it was little more than a photo op. According to Time magazine, “there were no airstrikes… no leading insurgents were nabbed… there were no shots fired at all,” and U.S. forces met no resistance.
Can anyone say Potemkin assault?
UPDATE: The L.A. Times is now reporting that the operation has yielded 48 arrests, including at least one major insurgent ringleader, along with seizures of weapons and training manuals.

Posted on Mar 17, 2006 READ MORE


Burning Bridges in Asia

The N.Y. Times says that Bush, on his Asia trip, not only squandered a fine opportunity to shore up alliances and generate goodwill, but probably made things much worse by embarrassing Pakistan’s leader.

Posted on Mar 7, 2006 READ MORE


U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Raises Fears

Bush’s historic deal with India will shield some Indian nuclear plants from international inspections. A proliferation expert tells the N.Y. Times that this will allow India to “amass as many nuclear weapons as it wants. This is Santa Claus negotiating.”

Posted on Mar 3, 2006 READ MORE


Iran Threatens to Retaliate on Nuclear Issue

In his first-ever interview with a Western publication, Iran’s foreign minister vows immediate retaliation over a move to refer his nation’s nuclear weapons activities to the United Nations Security Council. | story
Well, at least we can count on the support of the newly pro-West Iraqi government to back us up if things get messy next-door. Oh, wait….

Posted on Feb 2, 2006 READ MORE


Sudan Emerges as Hub for Nuke Parts

Investigators name the country as a conduit for weapons equipment. | more

Posted on Jan 5, 2006 READ MORE


Why Iraq Invasion Will Prove a Disaster For Israel

As argued elsewhere on this site by Juan Cole and Robert Scheer, one big cost of our invasion of Iraq is that Bush must now cozy up to the militants in control of Iran.  Now the top pro-Israel lobby accuses Bush of selling out its opposition to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Posted on Dec 25, 2005 READ MORE


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