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Crocker Sounds Alarm on Iraqi Refugees

Sep 17, 2007
In a terse State Department memo, US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker admonishes America's acceptance of Iraqi refugees as critically slow Crocker estimates that it would take the U nearly two years to process and admit 10,000 refugees referred for resettlement to the U.

Joe Wilson Bashes Cheney Cabal at House Hearing

Jul 12, 2007
Former Ambassador Joe Wilson (above) had his day Wednesday at a House hearing about I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's controversial commutation, accusing President Bush and his men -- Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Libby -- of playing key roles in a "character assassination campaign" against him and his wife, outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson, and of misleading the American people about the real reasons for the Iraq war.

Israel Considers ‘Other Actions’ in Gaza

May 19, 2007
The Israeli ambassador to the U.S. has said his country's actions in Gaza, including airstrikes, have been "very measured" in response to Palestinian rocket attacks and a devolving political situation, but that "other actions" may be necessary in the future. An anonymous Israeli official said that could include reoccupying Gaza, which he described as the least desirable scenario.

Possible U.S. Troop Increase in Baghdad

Oct 24, 2006
Gen. George W. Casey announced that he is considering sending more U.S. troops to Iraq in order to help quell the violence. This is a major reversal of the military withdrawal that started last December. The reductions stopped in June when the violence in Baghdad showed no signs of abatement.

U.S. Ambassador: Iran Inciting Iraq Attacks

Aug 12, 2006
"Iran is pressing Shiite militias here to step up attacks against the American-led forces in retaliation for the Israeli assault on Lebanon, the American ambassador to Iraq said Friday," according to the N It remains to be seen whether the peace deal between Israel and Hezbollah will blunt Iran's alleged fomentation of violence.

Ambassador: Bush Didn’t Know Sunni From Shiite

Aug 5, 2006
More inspiring news about our leader from Raw Story: "Former Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith is claiming President George W. Bush was unaware that there were two major sects of Islam just two months before the President ordered troops to invade Iraq." Can't say we didn't see this coming. Remember Bush's infamous "World Leaders Pop Quiz"? (video)

Iraqi Ambassador to U.S.: Marines Killed My Cousin

May 31, 2006
The new Iraqi ambassador to America, fresh after meeting Bush in Washington for the first time, told CNN that U Marines killed his cousin in cold blood in Haditha five months before the November massacre there (h/t: The Dan Report) This is huge: The ambassador of a newly minted "friendly" country went on national TV to accuse the U of murdering a relative Diplomatically speaking, it's a violent smack across Bush's face .