Posts Tagged ‘Iraq’

Invasion Over: Trauma Not

Filed under: Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 12/24/2011 @ 12:29:47 PM

 Christopher de Bellaigue in the New York Review of Books reminds us of the truth of the now ended invasion of Iraq:
The world has changed a great deal since the US … [Keep reading >>]

In Rebuilding Iraq’s Oil Industry, U.S. Subcontractors Hold Sway

Filed under: Energy | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 06/17/2011 @ 8:51:41 AM
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…American drilling companies stand to make tens of billions of dollars from the new petroleum activity in Iraq long before any of the oil producers start seeing any returns on … [Keep reading >>]

6 Billion Missing: Chump Change to Total Cost of War

Filed under: Corruption | War — by Will Kirkland 06/13/2011 @ 9:10:49 AM
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“After the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the George W. Bush administration flooded the conquered country with so much cash to pay for reconstruction and other projects in the first … [Keep reading >>]

Remembrances of the Dictatorshit

Filed under: Books | Iraq | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/25/2011 @ 4:15:17 PM
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From Zuhair Al-Jezairy’s “The Devil You Don’t Know: Going Back to Iraq,”  chapter 4: Iraq Breathes Again.

Official orders came down to us that we should open out address with some … [Keep reading >>]

Iraqi Kurdistan Parties Smash Protests

Filed under: Citizen Action | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/19/2011 @ 7:55:27 AM
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The pro-democracy protests sweeping the Arab world arrived in the semiautonomous Kurdish region of Iraq nearly three months ago, inspired by the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt. But the protests here … [Keep reading >>]

The Devil You Don’t Know — Zuhair al-Jezairy, Iraq

Filed under: Art & Culture | Books | Iraq | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 05/16/2011 @ 2:26:40 PM
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Zuhair al-Jezairy is an Iraqi journalist who fled Saddam Hussein in 1979 and returned in the wake of the US occupation in 2003.  His book, The Devil You Don’ t … [Keep reading >>]

Bush Plan Drove Christians from Iraq

Filed under: Religion | War — by Will Kirkland 01/20/2011 @ 9:22:55 AM
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In the great scheme of tens of hundreds of thousands dead perhaps this is a little thing, but as a born again Christian former President Bush might be more troubled … [Keep reading >>]

Turkey and Iraq

Filed under: Iraq | Middle East — by Will Kirkland 01/5/2011 @ 12:45:55 PM
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I’m not often surprised by news stories of major international significance.  Typically such stories build over time.  The sinking of a South Korean ship by the North has its roots … [Keep reading >>]

Mercenaries Another Sign of Empire’s End

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 10/24/2010 @ 4:08:48 AM
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The tension gripping the last inning of the SF Giants vs the Philly Phillies temporarily overcame the tension of reading the NY Times reporting based on the recent Wikileaks dump … [Keep reading >>]

Obama On The End of Combat Operations in Iraq

Filed under: Iraq | Middle East | War — by Will Kirkland 09/1/2010 @ 10:34:28 AM
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I admit it. I didn’t listen. Could I feel anything more than the sorrow and pity I’ve been feeling for almost eight years? The sorrow and the pity, … [Keep reading >>]

Afghanistan: From Bad to Awful

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 04/5/2010 @ 12:19:08 PM
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The news from Afghanistan gets worse by the day.  The once-darling of the West, President Hamid Karzai, is playing a double game of such craftiness no one can … [Keep reading >>]

Empty Rooms

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 03/27/2010 @ 2:40:03 PM
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<p style=”text-align: center;”>The <a href=”;sq=shrine%20down%20the%20hall&amp;st=cse”>NY Times Sunday Magazine</a> has a moving piece</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>about the empty rooms where young soldiers will come no … [Keep reading >>]

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Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

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