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WAR: About that War

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Agence France Presse

Zubaidi, the Queen of Spades in the deck of most-wanted Iraqi playing cards issued by the US government during the war in Iraq, was prime minister of Iraq from 1991 until 1993, when the post went to Saddam.

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Associated Press

The training of Iraqi security forces has suffered a big "setback" in the last 6 months, with the army and other forces being increasingly used to settle scores and make other political gains, Iraqi Vice President Ghazi al-Yawer said.

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Washington Post

Around the country, many grass-roots Democrats are clamoring for a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq. Democratic politicians are denouncing the Bush administration's war strategy. But among the Democratic foreign-policy elite there are st

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by ALEXANDER COCKBURN (CounterPunch)

To use a famous phrase from the Nixon era, a cancer is gnawing at his presidency and that cancer is the war in Iraq. The American people are now 60 per cent against it and 40 per cent think Bush lied to get them to back it.

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by Justin Raimondo (AntiWar.com)

Bush stated that Saddam was trying to procure uranium from "an African nation" as a preliminary step toward creating a nuclear weapon. This falsehood leaps out at one in its brazenness because it was based on a cache of forged documents: no

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Associated Press

Despite protests from some students and faculty members, former Secretary of State Colin Powell received a mostly warm reception from about 1,000 Willamette University students who heard him defend the Bush administration's decision to invade Ira

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Washington Times

The force of 75,000, which is to grow to 135,000, is now marred by members of ethnic militias who have used their police power in some cases to attack other groups. Sunni Muslims in particular have complained that Shi'ite police commando units ar

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Reuters

Allegations that the US has committed abuses in Europe while waging its "war on terror" will cloud this week's visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, but her hosts have little appetite for forcing the issue with Washington.

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London Times

The criminal charges levelled against Major-General Peter Wall relate to alleged attempts by senior officers to prevent an investigation into the deaths of a British tank commander and an unarmed Iraqi civilian.

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NBC News

The operational commander of al-Qaida, possibly the No. 3 official in the terrorist organization, was killed by a CIA missile attack on a safehouse in Pakistan.

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USA Today

The Army National Guard, battling a falloff in recruiting, is offering troops a finder's fee for lining up new soldiers. Offers National Guard members $1,000 for enlisting a recruit and another $1,000 when the prospect shows up for basic training

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Agence France-Presse

THE US knew a year in advance of and explicitly approved Indonesia's invasion of East Timor in 1975. The US adopted a "policy of silence" and even suppressed news on East Timor, including reports of Indonesia's massacres of Timores

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by Tom Griffin (AntiWar.com)

"If the video does turn out to involve Aegis personnel, it provides a clear demonstration that such mercenary services have little to do with providing ‘security’ for ordinary Iraqis, and everything to do with profiting from war at the expense o

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