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Snow Almost Doesn’t Bother Lying

Asked whether Bush still thinks there was a relationship between Hussein and Al Qaeda honcho Al Zarqawi, White House spokesman Tony Snow nearly admitted the absence of such a relationship, but then said one existed because Zarqawi “operated” in Iraq. But as ThinkProgress points out, that’s like saying America had a “relationship” with the Unabomber because he was ?operating? in the United States.

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Killings Rose in Iraq After Zarqawi’s Death

Baghdad’s morgue received 1,595 bodies last month, 16% more than in May, showing that the pace of killing has actually increased since the death of terrorist mastermind Abu Musab al Zarqawi.

  • This is some of the most disheartening news to come out of Iraq in a long time. It’s yet more proof that we’re fighting a Vietnam-like insurgency that can survive and even prosper after the death of its leaders.
  • Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Zarqawi Buried in Unmarked Location

    Iraq’s national security advisor won’t publicly disclose the burial place of the slain terrorist leader.

  • A man claiming to be Bin Laden said in a new tape that “What scares you after the death of Zarqawi is your knowledge that, left alone, Muslims will give Zarqawi a huge funeral, which shows the sympathy of the Muslims with their sons of holy warriors.”
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    Posted on Jun 30, 2006 READ MORE


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    AP /U.S. Military

    U.S. Identifies Zarqawi’s Successor

    The U.S. military released info on the man claiming to be the new Al Qaeda leader in Iraq: Abu Ayyub al Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden’s deputy, Ayman al Zawahri.

    Posted on Jun 16, 2006 READ MORE


    Oil, Politics and Bloodshed Corrupt an Iraqi City

    The southern Iraqi city of Basra, once a pro-American oasis, has now changed its tune as mafia-style warlords terrorize the population. It’s a reality check for the world in the wake of the euphoria that greeted Zarqawi’s death.

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Molly Ivins: Hope, Hope, Hoping Along in Iraq

    Is it possible our continued presence in Iraq will make things better? Sure. Hope away. Because all the evidence points in the opposite direction.

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


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    From The Guardian

    Buzzflash: Why Not Just Put Zarqawi’s Head on a Pike?

    The editors at Buzzflash argue that in displaying the picture of Zarqawi’s dead, bloated face the way it did,  the Bush administration is once again displaying the same kind of sophomoric bravado (“Bring ‘em on”) that it used to its great detriment in the past.

  • Read Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen’s account of the life, death and intellectual underpinnings of Zarqawi.

  • Also: Buzzflash just won two Project Uncensored awards for contributor columns about U.S. civilian detention camps and “net neutrality.”

  • Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Successor to Zarqawi Is Announced

    Al Qaeda in Iraq said in a Web statement that a militant named Abu Hamza al Muhajer had been chosen as the group’s new leader. Nothing is immediately known about Muhajer, except that his last name is Arabic for immigrant, implying that he is not Iraqi.

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

    He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
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    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


    Experts: Zarqawi Death Unlikely to Stop Insurgency

    The death of the Al Qaeda leader is likely to downgrade sectarianism in the medium term, an expert on terrorism tells the Washington Post. “But,” he added, “the dynamic of sectarian violence is probably past the point of no return.”

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


    How the U.S. Got Zarqawi

    The Washington Post and the N.Y. Times have accounts of how U.S. forces killed the highly sought-after Al Qaeda leader in Iraq. Apparently, they tracked him through his spiritual leader.

    Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE


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    From ThinkProgress

    Matthews: I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore

    NBC host Chris Matthews—whom many feel is a closet conservative—slams Bush & Co. for telling falsehoods every step of the way on Iraq.

    Posted on Mar 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Al Qaeda Takes Increasing Aim at Israel

    The terrorist group’s recent rocket attacks likely signal the start of a broader war against the Jewish state, says the Christian Science Monitor.

    Posted on Jan 12, 2006 READ MORE


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