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WAR: About that War

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Herald Sun

"Understandably, Iraqis themselves would prefer to have coalition forces leave their country as soon as possible," General Pace said on Fox News. "They don't want us to leave tomorrow, but they do want us to leave as soon as possib

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Think Progressive (video link)

NOVAK: I said several times on this network that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. BLITZER: How did you know that and the President was convinced there were? NOVAK: My sources in the military didn’t think there were. A

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London Times

IT WAS astounding enough for Washington’s political elite: they discovered that the man at the heart of a scandal over the planting of US propaganda in Iraqi newspapers was a unknown 30-year-old Oxford graduate who had somehow managed to land a $100

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The Guardian

Several hundred thousand people demonstrated after noon prayers in southern Baghdad Friday, many carrying banners decrying last week's elections. Many Iraqis outside the religious Shiite coalition allege that the elections were unfair to smaller

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Associated Press

To entice foreign companies to develop Iraq's oil sector, the nation's next government will not only have to tackle violence that has scared away investors, it will also have to determine who controls the country's lucrative oil fields.

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Finacial Times

The transitional government in Baghdad – last week’s election will see a new administration take charge in the new year – inherited about $120bn of debt and is also negotiating debt reductions with other government lenders, including its Gulf state n

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The News International

An unprecedented lawsuit stemming from the gruesome killing of four American civilians in Iraq is slowly making its way through the US legal system, closely watched by companies estimated to field up to 100,000 contractors alongside the US military.

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Associated Press

A U.S. soldier is being investigated for his alleged role in the March killing in Baghdad of an Italian secret service agent, who had just secured the release of a journalist held hostage, a prosecutor and news reports said

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Los Angeles Times

The Iraqi High Tribunal, the special court trying Saddam Hussein, disagreed with a US decision to release a group of high-profile prisoners. The court said the tribunal did not free the accused, the court said it would hunt them down and continue tak

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Juan Cole Blog

The Sunni Arabs are upset that they are trailing the Kurds, being convinced that they are a much larger group. But since the seats have been allocated to provinces on the basis of voting registration in Jan. 2005, that consideration is irrelevant.

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The Independent

The death of an Iraqi civilian, allegedly killed by British soldiers, must be fully and independently investigated, lawyers said yesterday after the Court of Appeal criticised the way the Army had handled murder inquiries in the aftermath of the inva

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Christian Science Monitor

In a sharp rebuke, a appeals court denied a Bush administration request to transfer terrorism suspect Jose Padilla from military to civilian law enforcement custody, also refusing to vacate a ruling that gave Bush authority to detain "enemy comb

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Al Jazeera

The latest figures released by US Central Command show a dramatic rise in the number of air raids carried out in Iraq. Although receiving little coverage in the US media, the US air force, navy and marines have flown thousands of missions backing up

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