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Iraq vote could be delayed

It is the first time a senior figure in the interim government has acknowledged that the dire security situation in large parts of the country could affect the political process.

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-11-17

Bush's Secularist Triumph

The 'left' apologizes for religious fanatics. The president fights them.

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-11-10

Blair visits Bush

It is widely assumed in Britain that Blair's support for Bush's Iraq policy came in return for a pledge that the Bush administration would push harder for peace between Israeli and the Palestinians. Bush's "road map" plan for peace has been stalled for months. The day after Bush's re-election victory, Blair tried to nudge his ally forward by declaring that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the world's "single most pressing political challenge."

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-11-06

Charting grisly evidence in Iraqi desert

"I've been doing grave sites for a long time, but I've never seen anything like this, women and children executed for no apparent reason," said Kehoe, who spent five years investigating mass graves in Bosnia for the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia.

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-11-04

Patriotic Union of Kurdistan statement on the re-election of President George W. Bush

We are grateful for the support of all Americans in our liberation struggle. We have watched the world’s greatest democracy in action with deep admiration. We are determined to build democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan and Iraq as a lasting monument to our common cause and joint sacrifices

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-11-03

Letters re Hitchens-Adams: The Left supports the Iraq war

Some published Letters to the Editor following reply to Phillip Adams by Christopher Hitchens and letter from Robert Manne with similar line to Adams and other letters demanding appeasement of terrorist hostage takers, just before as Hitchens article demolishing them. "The Australian", August 2, 3 and 4, 2004

Christopher Hitchens: Firehouse rot

And then on Thursday night, Sen. Kerry quite needlessly proposed a contradiction between "opening firehouses in Baghdad and shutting them in the United States of America." Talk about a false alternative. To borrow the current sappy language of "making us safer": Who would feel more secure if they knew that we weren't spending any tax dollars on Iraqi firehouses?

Ann Clwyd: The Iraqi 'resistance' offers only bloodshed and chaos

No one would deny that the Coalition Provisional Authority made some fundamental errors in policy in its 14 months of power. And no one should be blind to the dangers that lie ahead. But at this point in Iraq's history the choice is a stark one. Either we support those who offer the chance of a democratic Iraq, with laws that protect the rights of all Iraqis and a civil society that ensures the country never returns to the evil days of dictatorship, or we embrace the gunmen and the bombers, who have already demonstrated their contempt for human life.

Talabani interview 2004-07-10

PUK leader on interim cabinet, Sadaam trial, death penalty, israeli rumours, federalism, and integration between two kurdish administrations.

Kirkuk Kurds Should Reclaim Land - Iraq President

"The situation in Kirkuk should return to what it was before 1968."

Christopher Hitchens: It happened, Mr Adams

Where is everybody? That's what the survivors want to know. Adams -- who uses the suggestive phrase "forced to confess" only when jeering at Blair, and who incidentally attributes all casualties in the anti-Saddam wars only to the Coalition -- now offers the only defence that Saddam's attorneys haven't come up with. Why didn't they think of pleading "No big deal"?

The Pro-War Lobby is in Denial

An article which appeared in "The Age" newspaper with Cartoon above it by Dyson, "Civilising the debate". Followed by an unpublished letter to the editor in response to it. Cartoon shows large younger thug in military fatigues carrying studded club saying - "I fear we are no closer to a resolution". Small older man biting his leg saying - "I reluctantly concur".

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-07-07

Once all was lost, but now there's hope

Don't ask me. I'm still wondering why millions of people marched last year not to denounce the world's worst dictator but to prevent the overthrow of that dictator.

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-07-04

Unfairenheit 9/11: The Lies of Michael Moore

If Michael Moore had had his way, Slobodan Milosevic would still be the big man in a starved and tyrannical Serbia. Bosnia and Kosovo would have been cleansed and annexed. If Michael Moore had been listened to, Afghanistan would still be under Taliban rule, and Kuwait would have remained part of Iraq. And Iraq itself would still be the personal property of a psychopathic crime family, bargaining covertly with the slave state of North Korea for WMD. You might hope that a retrospective awareness of this kind would induce a little modesty. To the contrary, it is employed to pump air into one of the great sagging blimps of our sorry, mediocre, celeb-rotten culture.

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-06-25

Iraqi People Must Take Responsibility, Kurdish Leader Says

Many young people in Iraq’s Kurdish north are disappointed by the new government and want full independence for Kurdistan. Talibani jovially said that young people will dream and it’s important to not crush their dreams, but it’s more important for them to understand that a unified Iraq is the only practical solution.

  • Posted by keza
  • Published: 2004-06-19

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