Monthly Archives: June 2008

Whoever Wins, They Lose

BAQUBA — Iraqis seem divided on who they would like to see as the next U.S. president, but few believe that either will end the occupation. “The U.S administration has committed a big mistake in Iraq,” Adil Ibrahim, a local physician in Baquba, capital city of Diyala province, located 40 km northeast of Bagdhdad, told […]

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Home to Too Many Widows

BAQUBA — Just about everyone in Iraq is a loser as a result of the occupation, but none more than women. One of the more obvious signs of that is the very large number of widows. The Asharq al-Awsat Arab media channel estimated in late 2007 there were 2.3 million widows in Iraq. These include […]

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The Love Stories Are Gone

BAGHDAD — As statistics go, at least 655,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the occupation, now in its fifth year. Every one of them has left behind once loved ones to mourn the loss and to think of what might have been. This is the land of the Arabian Nights, and of love […]

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‘Special Weapons’ Have a Fallout on Babies

FALLUJAH — Babies born in Fallujah are showing illnesses and deformities on a scale never seen before, doctors and residents say. The new cases, and the number of deaths among children, have risen after “special weaponry” was used in the two massive bombing campaigns in Fallujah in 2004.

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