Our strategy in Iraq has long been based on training homegrown security forces there. What happens if the Iraqi soldiers and police we stand up have their own agenda, not that of a unified Iraq but that of tearing apart the country.
Many of the Iraqi soldiers hesitated, waiting for someone to tell them what to do. They stood to the side watching the action, their weapons at their sides.
By Brian Doherty and Angela Keaton - "I could see that Saddam was bad for you. You weren’t happy with him. He was abusive, he was controlling, and there’s no way you were better off with him than with me..."
2 A-10's mistakenly attack British Army in Iraq. Coverup. This video is still considered "secret" by the U.S. government. Why? Part 2 link —
The last word Monday night belong to Rawles, who thanked the speakers for expressing themselves but did not back down. "If I don't have the freedom not to stand for the pledge, standing for the pledge means absolutely nothing," he said.
The deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in London, said Washington was not trying to hide the truth of the incident but has its own procedures for investigations. It was reviewing whether the cockpit video could be declassified.
The director of the political office in Diyala Province for the powerful anti-American Shiite militia leader Moktada al-Sadr was shot and killed by troops during a raid on Sunday, a Sadr political spokesman said.
Like many of his colleagues, Abu Zaid was issued an Austrian-made Glock pistol when he joined the new US trained and equipped Iraqi police force. But after narrowly escaping death twice, including being shot at near a polling station in Baghdad.
An Iranian diplomat was abducted Sunday evening when his convoy was stopped by men with official Defense Ministry identification in the Karrada neighborhood here, senior Iraqi and American officials said.
US military officers offered their condolences to an Iraqi family south of Baghdad in a rare admission of error after killing 2 innocent Iraqis in an airstrike. Calling the incident a "tragic accident," the officers handed out $2,500 to the
President Bush denied that his 2008 budget contained a hidden timeline for the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq. Bush denied that he was setting a timeline for the end of the war by assuming that by 2009 war spending would be down to 50 billion doll
TV 10 Fox News here in Arizona aired Tom Rawles' comments to the veterans there at the meeting. “If I don’t have the right to sit for the pledge, then standing for the pledge means absolutely nothing”
A US-Iraqi offensive against militants in Baghdad will begin within days and take place on a scale never seen during 4 years of war, American officers said yesterday. A military spokesman, meanwhile, acknowledged for the first time that hostile fire
The major national newspapers and most broadcast outlets failed even to report Thursday’s stunning testimony by former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
(brings to mind the phrase educated fool) Gen. David H. Patraeus, the new US commander in Iraq, is assembling a small band of warrior-intellectuals -- including a quirky Australian anthropologist, a Princeton economist who is the son of a former US a
VIDEO - An al Qaeda-backed group – the Islamic State in Iraq – on Sunday issued a video which it said showed its fighters downing a US helicopter northwest of Baghdad. (Poor Quality Video)
YouTube gives some examples of why Iraqis may have a less than positive view of US occupiers. I am not only amazed at what some of these videos show, but also the fact that the soldiers who shot the videos were apparently proud of their behavior.
A U.S.-Iraqi campaign to stabilize Baghdad will begin soon and the offensive against militants will be on a scale never seen during four years of war, American officers said. It's a multiple order magnitude of difference, not just a 30 percent, I
A day after a large bombing attack killed or injured hundreds in Baghdad, smaller bombings continued to plaque the capital. Throughout the country, 113 Iraqis were killed or found dead and another 125 were injured in various attacks. The U.S. militar
Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division had so little time between deployments to Iraq they had to cram more than a year's worth of training into four months. Some had only a few days to learn how to fire their new rifles before
In January more than 1,900 people - soldiers, security officers and civilian - were killed in the insurgency in Iraq, up from 800 in January 2006. Many corpses showed signs of torture, meaning the victims were probably killed by religious and tribal
A suicide bomber killed 135 people on Saturday in the deadliest single bombing in Iraq since the 2003 war, driving a truck laden with one ton of explosives into a market in a mainly Shi'ite area of Baghdad.
The U.S. military is adjusting its tactics in Iraq after four helicopters were shot down over the past two weeks. The helicopters had been shot down in four separate incidents in which 21 U.S. servicemen and private security contractors were killed,
Between 30,000 and 50,000 mercanaries are working in Iraq, making them the second largest military force after the occupying US. The case of Iraq "is a new manifestation of the use of mercenries that has caught the US by surprise",
Apparently snippets of the Iran NIE are given a little corner inside the Iraq NIE just released (the declas parts of it). The consensus among all 16 intelligence agencies debunks the latest White House talking point (something along the lines of **QQ
President Bush's dispatch of 21,500 more troops to Iraq will cost as much as $10 billion this year, triple the administration's price tag, with the price tag reaching $49 billion if the added forces remain in Iraq for two years, according to
[PDF doc] Executive summary: Read it for yourself.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Senior Congressional Democrats are brushing off questions about cutting off funding for the Iraq war, and indicate they will do little to forcefully stop President George W. Bush from sending 21,500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq.
A federal judge found that the president of the United States broke the law, committed a serious felony and violated the Constitution. Had the president been an ordinary citizen the F.B.I. would have conducted an investigation, a United States attorn
Marcus Aurelius once said, "Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too." That is the reason we study history: to recognize the mistakes our race has made before and to learn fr