Yearly Archives: 2007

CHALLENGES 2007-2008: Iraq Progresses To Some Of Its Worst

WASHINGTON — Despite all the claims of improvements, 2007 has been the worst year yet in Iraq. One of the first big moves this year was the launch of a troop “surge” by the U.S. government in mid-February. The goal was to improve security in Baghdad and the western al-Anbar province, the two most violent […]

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Saddam Provided More Food Than the U.S.

BAQUBA — The Iraqi government announcement that monthly food rations will be cut by half has left many Iraqis asking how they can survive. The government also wants to reduce the number of people depending on the rationing system by five million by June 2008.

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‘Awakening’ Forces Arouse New Conflicts

FALLUJAH — The controversial move of the U.S. military to back Sunni “Awakening” forces has created another wedge between Sunni and Shia political groups. Following disputes between the tribal groups assembled into Awakening forces and the Iraqi government, the creation of these forces has become also a political issue.

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Drifting Into Dystopia: An Interview with Dahr Jamail [by Scott Thill] Dahr Jamail is that rarity in today’s journalism: An intrepid truth-teller who enters the line of fire unprotected by the planet’s greatest superpower. He may be unembedded, but his award-winning work, out now in the form of an amazing book called Beyond the Green Zone, is bulletproof with truth. And we […]

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