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Pamela Bone: Not all news in Iraq and Afghanistan is bad

(Published: 2004-05-17 02:16 AM)
Some people would prefer to see Iraq fail than America succeed, writes Pamela Bone.

Jose Ramos-Horta: Keep fighting the good fight

(Published: 2004-05-13 08:32 PM)
Credible opinion polls show that a large majority of Iraqis feel better off than a year ago. There is real freedom of the press with newspapers and radio stations mushrooming in the new Iraq. There is unhindered internet access. NGOs covering everything from human rights to women's advocacy have emerged. In short, Iraq is experiencing real freedom for the first time in its history. And that is exactly what the religious fanatics fear.

Misbehaviour before the enemy

(Published: 2004-05-07 12:00 AM)

Chalabi: What Iraqis Want

(Published: 2004-05-03 06:45 AM)
A year after Saddam was deposed, the Iraqi people are grateful for liberation but tired of occupation and delayed promises. Only sovereignty, democracy and justice will satisfy us now.

The enemy is not America - Why is international public opinion not outraged at the treatment of women in Islamic fundamentalist societies? Why is it easier for millions of people around the world to see America as the great evil, rather than the countries in which governments ignore such horrific abuses of women?

(Published: 2004-05-03 06:18 AM)

Chalabi Compares U.S. Policy on Baathists with Nazis

(Published: 2004-05-01 05:52 AM)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. policy shift that may allow former Baathists join a new Iraqi government was akin to putting back Nazis in charge of Germany, Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi said on Friday.

Hitchens: Covering the 'quagmire'

(Published: 2004-05-01 05:49 AM)
It's now fairly obvious that those who cover Iraq have placed their bets on a fiasco or "quagmire" and that this conclusion shows in the fiber and detail of their writing.

Hitchens: Covering the 'quagmire'

(Published: 2004-05-01 05:49 AM)
It's now fairly obvious that those who cover Iraq have placed their bets on a fiasco or "quagmire" and that this conclusion shows in the fiber and detail of their writing.

Rumsfeld: post-war problems of ‘occupation’ underestimated

(Published: 2004-05-01 05:47 AM)
MATTHEWS: What’s different? RUMSFELD: Well, in Vietnam, you had a government that was not a popular government in the south. They didn’t have—hadn’t fashioned their own constitution. They hadn’t had their own elections. They were governments that were considered by the rest of the Vietnamese people to be puppet governments.

The Arab media's distortion of reality in Iraq

(Published: 2004-05-01 04:33 AM)
Since the US-led operation that led to the toppling of the Saddam regime, the Arab media has played a significant role in providing a one sided perception of the news. This biased reporting has had a considerable impact on opinions around the globe.

Coalition Provisional Authority Briefing With United Nations Special RepresentativeLakhdar Brahimi And Massoud Barzani, President, ICG

(Published: 2004-04-19 08:34 AM)

Bush and Blair, United in Unwavering Stance on Iraq Policy, Part on Mideast Plan

(Published: 2004-04-18 12:10 AM)
But even as he put up a united front on Iraq, Mr. Blair distanced himself a bit from Mr. Bush's new stand on the Arab-Israeli conflict....Mr. Blair signaled that he now wanted the emphasis to shift to helping the Palestinians achieve the promise of an independent, viable state.

Paul Berman: Will the Opposition Lead?

(Published: 2004-04-17 01:56 AM)
The whole point in overthrowing Saddam Hussein, from my perspective, was to achieve those large possibilities right in the center of the Muslim world, where the ripples might lead in every direction........ But Mr. Bush muddied these issues long ago by putting too much emphasis on weapons in Iraq

In Major Shift, Bush Endorses Sharon Plan and Backs Keeping Some Israeli Settlements

(Published: 2004-04-17 01:51 AM)
"I don't think that reaction is going to stop progress because there are real benefits here for Palestinians, and they're going to see those benefits here clearly," said a senior administration official who asked not to be identified because he wanted to speak more freely. "The main benefit is that a Likud government of Israel is going to withdraw from settlements. Israel has not withdrawn from a settlement since 1967. This is therefore going to be a very big deal." Administration officials also held out hope that Mr. Sharon had embarked on a process of withdrawal that would be rejected by Mr. Sharon's far-right coalition partners, which would force him to bring the left-of-center Labor Party into the government and create a political climate the Palestinians might consider more hospitable.

Hitchens:Vietnam? Why the analogy doesn't hold water.

(Published: 2004-04-13 08:29 AM)
I can't see how this compares to the attempt to partition and subjugate Vietnam, bomb its cities, drench its forests in Agent Orange, and hand over its southern region to a succession of brutal military proxies. For one thing, Vietnam even at its most Stalinist never invaded and occupied neighboring countries (or not until it took on the Khmer Rouge), never employed weapons of genocide inside or outside its own borders, and never sponsored gangs of roving nihilist terrorists. If not all its best nationalists were Communists, all its best Communists were nationalists, and their combination of regular and irregular forces had beaten the Japanese and French empires long before the United States even set foot in the country, let alone before the other Kennedy brothers started assassinating the very puppets they had installed there.
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