Monthly Archives: December 2005

Open Letter From an Iraqi

I recently received this letter from an Iraqi friend who lives in Baghdad. It is written as an open letter to Mr. Bush. -DJ While there is deep concern about the possibility of civil war, the common talk between all groups now in Iraq is the poor infrastructure, poor electricity, deficiency of fuels, bad drinking […]

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Coalitions Reject Election Results

BAGHDAD — Many Iraqis are demanding a new poll after more than 1,500 cases of election fraud and forgery were reported in the Dec. 15 elections, at least 30 of them “extremely serious”. The results so far indicate a strong win for Shia religious groups. There are widespread complaints that many of the instances of […]

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People Concerned More About Own Lives than Saddam’s

BAGHDAD — Most Iraqis are more concerned with finding jobs, putting food on the table, personal safety and the removal of the occupation forces than the ongoing trial of former dictator Saddam Hussein. Hussein, along with seven other officials have been charged with crimes against humanity, as well as being charges in connection with the […]

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Iraqis Reject Increased Fuel Costs

BAGHDAD, Dec 21 (IPS) – For two days demonstrations have continued across Iraq in protest against the government’s decision to raise the price of petrol, cooking and heating fuels. With costs increased up to nine-fold, Iraq’s oil minister, Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum has threatened to resign. Yet this has done nothing to quell the outburst of […]

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