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WAR: About that War

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AP

A nephew of Saddam Hussein serving a life sentence for financing insurgents and possessing bombs escaped from prison Saturday in northern Iraq with the help of a police officer, authorities said.

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CNN

Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, a longtime Washington ally, has angrily rejected the Iraq Study Group's recommendations, warning that any delay in deciding the fate of an oil-rich region claimed by the Kurds would have "grave consequences.**

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NY Times

Ms. Reyahi is one of nearly two million Iraqis who have fled the vicious chaos of their country since the American invasion nearly four years ago, flooding neighboring states, especially Jordan and Syria, but also Lebanon and Egypt.

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AFP

Controversy has broken out over a US air strike that killed around 20 Iraqis, with the military branding them "Al-Qaeda terrorists" while locals displayed the corpses of children. The US military said coalition forces called in an air strik

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by Spencer Ackerman (American Prospect)

The trouble is that the Iraq Study Group is ultimately providing false hope for an extended war. Its assessment is appropriately bleak. But take a closer look. First, the commission isn't actually calling for withdrawal. Second, the commissioners

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Washington Post

President Bush vowed to come up with "a new strategy" in Iraq but expressed little enthusiasm for the central ideas of a bipartisan commission that advised him to ratchet back the U.S. military commitment in Iraq and launch an aggressive ne

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WASHINGTON (Reuters)

The Democratic co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group said on Wednesday that America's ability to resolve the crisis in Iraq is narrowing and the costs could rise to more than $1 trillion.

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AP

[Support our trOOPS, don't buy gas.] Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars to Sunni insurgents in Iraq and much of the money is used to buy weapons, including shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, according to key Iraqi officials

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AP

One by one, aging survivors from ships sunk 65 years ago in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor laid wreaths under life preserver rings honoring their ships. Nearly 500 survivors bowed their heads at 7:55 a.m., the minute planes began bombing the har

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AP

In an age of multimillion-dollar high-tech weapons systems, sometimes it's the simplest ideas that can save lives. Which is why a New Jersey mother is organizing a drive to send cans of Silly String to Iraq.

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by William D. Hartung (AntiWar)

Despite some early headlines suggesting that the Iraq Study Group would be calling for a withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq by the beginning of 2008, a look at the fine print suggests otherwise. An exercise in "bait and switch" than

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Newsweek

In a surprise twist in the debate over Iraq, Rep. Silvestre Reyes, the soon-to-be chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he wants to see an increase of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops as part of a stepped up effort to “dismantle the militias

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by Lew Rockwell (LRC)

There's been much talk about the Rumsfeld memo written before his departure. But there's been little talk of the strange specifics in the memo, specifics which provide profound insight into the workings of the imperial state.

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by Patrick J. Buchanan (AntiWar)

During last summer's Israeli-Hezbollah war, Condi Rice assured us we were witnessing the "birth pangs of a new Middle East." Condi may be right. That new Middle East appears to be one in which US influence is waning and America is on th

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by Ivan Eland (Independent Institute)

In an effort to set the stage for selling their withdrawal policy to the American people, both Democrats and Republicans are now blaming the Iraqis for not being able to govern themselves peacefully.

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Washington Post

There are about 100,000 government contractors operating in Iraq, not counting subcontractors, a total that is approaching the size of the U.S. military force there, according to the military's first census of the growing population of civilians

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Tom Paine

President George Bush meets with Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, the turbaned leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, a Shiite fundamentalist party that is strongly tied to Iran. In so doing, the president is meeting with someone who,

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UPI

Bush told interviewer Brit Hume. "...some would argue that the fact that 90 percent of the country -- let me just say this -- most of the country outside of the Baghdad area, is relatively peaceful."

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Daily Telegraph

Tony Blair is to meet President Bush in Washington to try to forge a joint plan for a phased withdrawal of British and US troops from Iraq, starting next spring. Sources in London say the two men will discuss how to co-ordinate policy statements on I

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