The reported death of Abu Ayub al-Masri, Zarqawi’s successor as top dog in Al Qaeda In Iraq, has been treated cautiously almost across the board. As of this evening
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has essentially given up hope that Bush can find a way out of this mess: “Astonishingly, after four years, even Condoleezza Rice has figured out that
Writing in the Guardian, Gary Younge believes this is the moment that the democrats must step up and rescue the president from himself: “That is where leadership comes in: the
The Des Moines Register tells the story of a soldier mom killed in Iraq leaving her Iowa family struggling to cope and unable to make ends meet: “When soldiers make
* BAGHDAD - Seventeen bodies were found across Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said.
* KERBALA - A suicide car bomber killed 60 people and wounded 170 near one
The BBC’s Jamie Coomarasamy provides analysis of the next stages of confrontation between democrats and Bush over Iraq: “But, deliberate or not, this particular skirmish - in what is
Writing in the Guardian, Andrew Cockburn chronicles the role of the man who may have had more to do with the lies and carnage of Iraq than any other: “Blame
BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two people and wounded eight when it blew up near a petrol station in northern Baghdad’s mainly Shi’ite Shaab district, police said.
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The BBC chronicles the latest US casualties in Iraq: “American troops in the province come under frequent mortar and small arms attack, but a frontal assault like this on a
Writing in the Detroit Free Press, Ron Dzwonkowski helps draw parallels between the daily violence of Iraq and the rise in homicides: “Elliot Leyton closed his final lecture before retiring
The Toledo Blade encourages Congress to hold fast against the president’s war: “How Mr. Bush and his cohorts can maintain that there is still work for brave American forces to
* RAMADI - Three suicide car bombers killed 20 people and wounded 35 others in the Iraqi insurgent stronghold of Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, police said.
Writing in the Las Vegas Sun, Lisa Mascaro describes Harry Reid’s path towards clarity on Iraq and the potential implications of his ‘the war is lost’ message: “By declaring that
The Charleston (WVA) Gazette is asking Congress to examine the explosive growth of non-accountable, private armies in Iraq: “Private contractors prepare meals, pave roads, construct buildings and engage in actual
Set your recording devices for Wednesday’s PBS broadcast of Bill Moyer’s “Buying the War.” You’ll want to have it available next time promises of a cake-walk war appear in the
The Guardian’s Mark Tran gathers reaction to US efforts to build a 3 mile wall between Sunni and Shia neighborhoods in a section of Baghdad: “The project, which began on
The Toledo Blade weighs in on Bush’s efforts to find a ‘war czar’ to manage the growing chaos in Iraq and Afghanistan: “The idea that control of Iraq can be
April 18 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq as of 1000 GMT on Wednesday:
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* BAGHDAD - A car bomb killed 10 people and