The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Powell, Then and Now: "Rather than destroying an enemy army, which was the goal of the first gulf war, the U.S. military is now spinning its wheels in the Iraqi sand. No one is sure who or where the enemy is, or even what the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Baghdad Burning: "After Bush finished his piece about the glamorous changes in Iraq, Allawi got his turn. I can't seem to decide what is worse- when Bush speaks in the name of Iraqi people, or when Allawi does. Yesterday's speech was particularly embarrassing. He stood there groveling in front of the congress- thanking them for... Continue Reading →

Baghdad Burning: "After Bush finished his piece about the glamorous changes in Iraq, Allawi got his turn. I can't seem to decide what is worse- when Bush speaks in the name of Iraqi people, or when Allawi does. Yesterday's speech was particularly embarrassing. He stood there groveling in front of the congress- thanking them for... Continue Reading →

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Egypt's own Gaza plan: "Israeli officials frequently contend that Palestinian militants have dug a honey-comb of tunnels under the border, to smuggle weapons into Gaza from Egypt. Local Egyptian officials shake their heads at the story. 'There aren't any tunnels here,' said one. 'The Palestinians buy their weapons from... Continue Reading →

Display Entry Page: "America and Allawi keep speaking about a ?civil war breaking out? if America leaves. But from polls taken, most Iraqis say they will take that chance, and all their leaders have made clear that they want the Americans out so they can pull their country together. This hardly sounds like ?civil war.?... Continue Reading →

Under The Same Sun: September 2004 Archives: "We're bombing Baghdad, from the air, with warplanes. And it's not even news. You won't even notice the story unless you look for it. That's Baghdad, as in Baghdad the capital of Iraq. And why are we bombing it? ?The intent is to provide security for the people... Continue Reading →

The Spectator.co.uk: "In the chaos of post-Saddam Iraq there are few certainties. But now, on my sixth visit to Baghdad since the war, one simple rule seems valid: things only get worse. "

Newhouse A1: "'That's an arsenal for war,' said Joseph Cirincione, senior associate for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. He said any attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, clustered in three major complexes and dozens of other sites, 'wouldn't be a pinprick strike; it would have to be a large-scale military airstrike... Continue Reading →

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