The New York Times > International > Middle East > Reality Intrudes on Promises in Rebuilding of Iraq: "In the initial months of the American occupation, the hard-earned lessons of earlier nation-building campaigns by the United States and the United Nations in places like Bosnia, Afghanistan and East Timor were ignored by Pentagon planners, who... Continue Reading →

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The New York Times > International > Middle East > Reality Intrudes on Promises in Rebuilding of Iraq: "More than a year into an aid effort that American officials likened to the Marshall Plan, occupation authorities acknowledge that fewer than 140 of 2,300 promised construction projects are under way. Only three months after L. Paul... Continue Reading →

Don't drink my iraqi oil! :: Middle East Information Center :: Arab Israeli Conflict News, History, and Discussions: "Here are the appalling details. For the past year, all proceeds from Iraqi oil and gas exports have been deposited into the ?Development Fund for Iraq,? created on May 2003 by UN Resolution 1483. The fund also... Continue Reading →

Newsday.com - Opinion: " I can't remember a recent White House that was so hostile to Congress, or to any form of criticism or dissent. Ashcroft has refused to answer questions about the application of the Patriot Act, which has allowed hundreds of wartime detainees to be held incommunicado for months or years, without access... Continue Reading →

The New Yorker: Fact: "In the era of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib, twenty miles west of Baghdad, was one of the world?s most notorious prisons, with torture, weekly executions, and vile living conditions. As many as fifty thousand men and women?no accurate count is possible?were jammed into Abu Ghraib at one time, in twelve-by-twelve-foot cells... Continue Reading →

The New Yorker: Fact: "In the era of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib, twenty miles west of Baghdad, was one of the world?s most notorious prisons, with torture, weekly executions, and vile living conditions. As many as fifty thousand men and women?no accurate count is possible?were jammed into Abu Ghraib at one time, in twelve-by-twelve-foot cells... Continue Reading →

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Mid-East coverage baffles Britons: "UK television news coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is confusing viewers and favouring the Israeli position, a new report says. The study, by the Media Group at Scotland's Glasgow University, found Israelis were quoted more than twice as much as Palestinians in reports. It said... Continue Reading →

Asia Times - Asia's most trusted news source for the Middle East: "This is exactly the point of view of a Shi'ite woman we had met two days earlier - a former undercover opposition militant against Saddam: 'The biggest mistake of the occupation forces was to despise our traditions and our culture. They are not... Continue Reading →

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bush told he is playing into Bin Laden's hands: "A senior US intelligence official is about to publish a bitter condemnation of America's counter-terrorism policy, arguing that the west is losing the war against al-Qaida and that an 'avaricious, premeditated, unprovoked' war in Iraq has played into Osama bin... Continue Reading →

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