'A better and safer place'Tony Blair justifying the Iraq war in his response to the Butler reportRobert Fisk In Najaf20 July 2004 "The Independent" -- For mile after mile south of Baghdad yesterday, the story was the same: empty police posts, abandoned Iraqi army and police checkpoints and a litter of burnt-out American fuel tankers... Continue Reading →

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BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israeli interrogators 'in Iraq': "The US officer at the heart of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal says she has evidence that Israelis helped to interrogate Iraqis at another facility. Brig Gen Janis Karpinski told the BBC she met an Israeli working as an interrogator at a secret intelligence centre... Continue Reading →

Left I on the News: "More beheadings in Iraq Another day, another ten Fallujans murdered by American bombs, 'dismembered' (that's the polite way of saying 'be-headed, dis-armed, and de-legged'): 'The U.S military launched a coordinated airstrike Monday on a safehouse in the turbulent city of Fallujah, the military said. At least 10 people were killed,... Continue Reading →

Eric Umansky: The Jihad in Iraq: "Osama opened the Pandora's box of jihad. Zarqawi, thanks to the Americans giving him the platform, has peeled that box open. Now we have the jihad that we say we came here to prevent."

Yahoo! News - Army Stage-Managed Fall of Hussein Statue: "As the Iraqi regime was collapsing on April 9, 2003, Marines converged on Firdos Square in central Baghdad, site of an enormous statue of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites). It was a Marine colonel ? not joyous Iraqi civilians, as was widely assumed from the... Continue Reading →

The coalition didn't trust the people they'd set free. The Americans, especially, retreated behind rolls and rolls of razor wire, pointed their revolvers and their rifles at passionate but peaceful crowds, and barked orders in English at people for whom courtesy is one of the essential qualities of life. They considered every Iraqi as a... Continue Reading →

Israeli commandos and intelligence units have been working closely with their American counterparts at the Special Forces training base at Fort Bragg One step the Pentagon took was to seek active and secret help in the war against the Iraqi insurgency from Israel, America‚Äôs closest ally in the Middle East. According to American and Israeli... Continue Reading →

Saddam Could Call CIA in His Defense LONDON - Evidence offered by a top CIA man could confirm the testimony given by Saddam Hussein at the opening of his trial in Baghdad Thursday that he knew of the Halabja massacre only from the newspapers. Thousands were reported killed in the gassing of Iraqi Kurds in... Continue Reading →

America has sown the seeds of civil war in Iraq They get their dead in neat caskets draped with a flag; we have to gather and scrape our dead off of the floors and hope the American shrapnel and bullets left enough to make a definite identification." So wrote the author of the weblog Baghdad... Continue Reading →

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