In Iraq, Military Forgot the Lessons of Vietnam
Washington Post - 29 minutes agoThe real war in Iraq -- the one to determine the future of the country -- began on Aug. 7, 2003, when a car bomb exploded outside the Jordanian Embassy, killing 11 and wounding more than 50.In Iraq, Military Ignored Lessons of Vietnam
Washington Post - 2 hours, 0 minute agoThe real war in Iraq -- the one to determine the future of the country -- began on Aug. 7, 2003, when a car bomb exploded outside the Jordanian Embassy, killing 11 and wounding more than 50. On the morning of Aug. 14, 2003, Capt. William Ponce, an officer in the "Human Intelligence Effects... In...Detainee abuse in Iraq routine and authorised: rights group
AFP via Yahoo! News - 2 hours, 20 minutes ago Prisoners in US custody in Iraq face routine torture even after the 2004 Abu Ghraib scandal, with military leaders taking little or no action to curb abuses, according to a human rights group.Iraq: Top Cleric Calls for Peace as Many Try to Flee
OneWorld.net via Yahoo! News - Jul 22 5:33 PM SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 22 (OneWorld) - Iraq's most revered Shi'ite cleric called for an end to sectarian violence Friday, just days after separate announcements declared that, on average, 100 Iraqi civilians died every day in May and June and more than a 1,000 fled their homes each day over the past five months.High-Ranking Sunni Arab Lawmaker Says That Americans Should Leave Iraq
New York Times - Jul 22 5:47 PMThe speaker of the Iraqi Parliament likened the U.S. invasion of Iraq to the work of butchers and demanded that the U.S. stay out of Iraqi politics.Iraq announces peace plan, refuses foreign interference
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 22 9:29 AM Iraq held the first meeting of a homegrown peace initiative, with the country's top leaders vowing to reconcile the warring factions amid protests over US meddling.Iraq PM to urge U.S. to work for a cease-fire in Lebanon
USA Today - Jul 22 9:19 AMIraq's prime minister said Saturday he will urge U.S. officials to work for a cease-fire in Lebanon during his visit to Washington, saying Israel's "hostile acts" adversely affect the entire the Middle East.Bill Katovsky: Fighting Words: Calling it a Civil War in Iraq will help Democrats.
HuffingtonPost - Jul 22 4:18 PM "The situation with sectarian violence in Baghdad is very serious," said Gen. John P. Abizaid of the Army, top U.S. commander for the Middle East, on Friday, while defending the decision to pour more American troops into the Iraqi capital. The day before, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said that "that there is a civil war going on in Iraq." He wants to reopen the war debate on the Senate Iraq parliament speaker calls for US withdrawal
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jul 22 2:43 AM Iraq's parliament speaker Mahmud Mashhadani bitterly criticized US forces in Iraq, accusing them of "butchery" and demanded that they pull out of the country.Pentagon moves ahead with Iraq deployments
AP via Yahoo! News - Jul 22 1:14 AM The Pentagon is moving ahead with scheduled troop deployments to Iraq next month as the U.S. military struggles to gain control of the escalating violence in Baghdad, according to a senior defense official.A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe - Jul 22 4:17 PMAs of Saturday, July 22, 2006, at least 2,562 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 2,026 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.Iraq PM to Urge U.S. to Work for Truce
ABC News - Jul 22 9:22 AMDuring Trip to D.C., Iraq Prime Minister Plans to Urge U.S. to Work for a Cease-Fire in Lebanon2nd batch of GSDF troops returns home after Iraq mission
Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago _ The second batch of Japanese troops who wrapped up an aid mission in Iraq returned home Sunday, arriving at Haneda airport in Tokyo after leaving Kuwait on a chartered private aircraft.Our View -- Gutknecht s late insight on Iraq
Mankato Free Press - 2 minutes agoThe first thing that comes to mind upon learning of Congressman Gil Gutknecht s comments this week that the peace in Iraq is not going well is: What took him so long to figure it out?