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Iraq News

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them (Eph. 5:11).

Essential Reading

Out of Iraq

Stanley Hoffman

New York Review of Books

October 21, 2004   [ here ]

    Pentagon practices psy-ops on U.S. population (LAT, Dec. 1): [ here ]

    Dirty Warriors: Outsourcing for paramilitary hit men (MJ, Nov./Dec. 2004): [ here ]

    Exit Strategy Imperative (Erik Leaver, Dec. 10):  [ here ]  (Wm. R. Polk, Jan. 17):  [ here ]

   "We're not going to win it. We may not lose it, but we will destroy it." (Sy Hersh, Dec. 8): [ here ]

     U.S. moves in on Iraq's oil reserves (Dec. 23): [ here ]

Manipulating the elections (Dec. 13): [ here ]

Child Malnutrition Rises in Iraq (USA Today, Dec. 23):  [ here ]

Poll: Americans' support for the war is slipping (Dec. 21):  [ here ]

Two prestigiious think tanks criticise U.S. policy in Iraq   (Dec. 28): [ here ]  More:  [ here ]

Do insurgents just want to derail the elections?  (Dec. 30):  [ here ]

Essential reading: America's Troubling Plan for Fallujah  (Dec. 18)  [ here ]

Essential reading: "Cleaning Up" in Fallujah (Helena Cobban, Dec. 10):  [ here ]

Essential reading: Turning Fallujah into "One Big Prison" (George Paine, Dec. 6): [ here ]

Fallujah: Animals fat from eating corpses pose rabies threat  (AFP, Dec. 10): [ here ]

Fallujah: Uninhabitable (Dec. 24):  [ here ]  Latest UN Report (Dec. 28):  [ here ]

Refugees decide not to return to the ruins of their homes  (LAT, Dec. 30):  [ here ]

Thousands of Fallujans Demonstrate (Juan Cole, Jan. 2):  [ here ]

It's hard to look these people in the eye after blowing everything up (LAT, Jan. 7):  [ here ]

 Abu Ghraib: Torture and the Lack of Accountability

      A compilation of articles    [ here ]   [Latest update: Jan.5]

The Plight of Occupying Troops

       A compilation of articles  [ here ]  [Latest update: Jan. 1]

The Coming Conflagration     

      A compliation of articles [ here ]    [Latest update: Dec. 29]

      New: How the insurgents will win (Dec. 29)

The Assault on Fallujah: A Question of War Crimes     

     A compliation of articles [ here ]    [Latest update: Dec. 28]

     

What's Ahead: Fallujah plus elections amounts to civil war
Pepe Escobar (ATimes, Nov. 25):  [ here ]

After Fallujah, official optimism despite new offensives ahead (NYT, Nov. 28):  [ here ]

Mayhem in Iraq Is Starting to Look Like a Civil War (NYT, Dec. 5):  [ here ]

Elections in doubt (Guradian/UK, Dec. 5):  [ here ] 

U.S. troops brace for more casualties, 25000 so far (Nov. 27):  [ here ]

War Crimes or Withdrawal (History News Network, Nov. 29):  [ here ]

Iraqification working no better than did Vietnamization (NYT, Nov. 30): [ here ]

U.S. Military in Iraq Suffers Deadliest Month (Reuters, Dec. 1):  [ here ]

Violence persists throughout Iraq (Knight Ridder, Dec. 8):  [ here ]

Pentagon Panel: Losing Hearts & Minds (IPS, Nov. 27):  [ here ]  More (Dec. 5): [ here ]

CIA Report: Iraq faces descent into chaos (Guardian/UK, Dec. 10):  [ here ]

CIA Memo Paints Bleak Picture of Iraq's Future (IHT, Dec. 7):  [ here ]  (Dec. 18):  [ here ]

American Forces lose control of Mosul (Dec. 18):  [ here ]

Elections meaningless in climate of fear (Dec. 20):  [ here ]

Out of control: dramatic photos from Iraq (Dec. 20):  [ here ]

Iraq Faces Winter With Little Electricity (LAT, Dec. 20):  [ here ]

 

Iran in the Crosshairs: The Next Pre-emptive War?

      A compilation of articles [ here ]  [Latest update: Dec. 19]

The Plight of Christians in Iraq

       A compilation of articles  [ here ]  [Latest update: Jan. 8]

      

As Crisis Deepens, U.S. Warplanes Attack Civilian Areas

      A compliation of articles  [ here ]  [Latest update: Dec. 7]

Commentary

On Religion, Values and the Election,  Mark LeVine  (Nov. 5):  [ here ]   

Looking back on the election from 2018.  [ here ]

Immanuel Wallerstein: The 2004 Elections--Christian Right, Big Business &    

       Militarists (Nov. 15): [ here ]

 

This Christmas, Where is Our National Conscience?

Dr. Todd Huffmann, December 20, 2004  [ here ]

Next Stop Kirkuk

New Republic (Nov. 22):  [ here ]  New Yorker (Oct. 4):   [ here ]

Medicine Shortage Continues

Iraq Ministry of Health

September 3, 2004

  [ here ]  Health Crisis Intensifies (Independent/UK, Oct. 13):  [ here ]  (Oct. 18):  [ here ]

  U.S. Strikes Raze Fallujah Hospital (BBC, Nov. 6):  [ here ]

  The Generals speak  (Nov. 4):  [ here ]  But not all of them (Nov. 5)[ here ]

Official sources:

The Case for War Crumbles

Jim Lobe

October 7, 2004

 [ here ]    Bush's Arguments Collapse Totally (Slate, Oct. 7 & 8):  [ here ]  [ here ]

Fear of Draft Affects U.S. Elections

Jim Lobe

October 21  [ here ]

U.S. Government Report: Saddam less of a threat in 2003 than in 1998

Independent/UK

October 7, 2004

  [ here ]   Ex-U.S. Arms Inspector David Kay comments: [ here ]

U.S. Troops Refuse "Suicide Mission"

UnFairWitness

Oct. 18, 2004  [ here ]

Missed Opportunity: Arab Peacemaking Initiative Nixed

Newsday

October 18, 2004) [ here ]

Iraqis Want U.S. Out of Green Zone

Associated Press

October 8, 2004  [ here ]

  New Attacks in the Green Zone (Oct. 14):  [ here ]

  Green Zone Increasingly Under Seige (Reuters, Oct. 10):  [ here ]

  Life in the Green Zone (Atlantic Monthly, Oct. 1):  [ here ]

More Churches Bombed

Independent/UK

October 17, 2004  [ here ]

  Christians fleeing Iraq (Reuters, Oct. 17): [ here ]

Brent Scowcroft: Iraq War Should Have Been Avoided

New York Observer

September 3, 2004

  [ here ]

  Scowcroft Blasts Bush (WSJ, Oct. 13):  [ here ]

Top Ten Reasons for the U.S. to Get Out of Iraq

The Nation

September 24, 2004

  [ here ]

Iraq Fallout: Mental Health Problems for Many Vets

Knight Ridder

September 29, 2004

  [ here ]

"Staying the Course" Isn't an Option

Iraq Is Lost

Newsweek

September 24, 2004

  [ here ]

Featured article

The View From Abroad:

What Europeans Know about Iraq Crisis that Americans Don't

Washington Times

September 22, 2004

 [ here ]

Far Graver Than Vietnam

Senior Military Now See "Unprecedented Disaster"

Guardian UK

September 16, 2004

 [ here ]

Essential reading

We Have 9/11s Every Month

Riverbend from Baghdad

September 15, 2004

  [ here ]

Hearts and Minds in Baghdad:

Beheading DVDs are selling like hotcakes

The Spectator

September 25, 2004

  [ here ]

Eighteen Months After the Invasion:

Contaminated Food and Water Means Hepatitis Epidemic and More

New York Times

September 25, 2004

  [ here ]


Civil War Looms Large in Iraq

Associated Press

September 21, 2004

 [ here ]

Making "Democracy" a Stalking Horse for CIA Control

Time Magazine

September 27, 2004

  [ here ]   Juan Cole comments: [ here ]   Philadelphia Inquirer:  [ here ]

Grim First Stop for Injured Troops: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Newsday

September 27, 2004

 [ here ]

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Occupation is the Problem Not the Solution

Atlanta Journal Constitution

September 22, 2004

 [ here ]

Allawi Widely Seen in Iraq as America's Puppet

Associated Press

September 17, 2004

  [ here ]

Featured article

What If We Had Not Gone into Iraq?

Richard Reeves

September 13, 2004

  [ here ]

Featured article

Time to Be Honest on Iraq

Anonymous

September 14, 2004

  [ here ]

Iraq War was Illegal and Breached UN Charter, Says Annan

Guardian UK

September 16, 2004

  [ here ]   Robert Dreyfus comments: [ here ]

     Sept. 22: Annan Rebuts Bush's Rebuke  [ here ]

U.S. Soldiers Battle Their Consciences

al Jazeera

September 16, 2004

  [ here ]

Featured article

Children of War:

The Human Face of Collateral Damage

truthout

September 13, 2004

  [ here ]

Will to Ignorance:

Americans Seem Not to Focus on the War

International Herald Tribune

September 15, 2004

 [ here ]

Iraq Spins Out of Control: Overview of the Current Crisis

Center for American Progress

September 13, 2004

  [ here ]

17,000 U.S. Casualties Go Unreported by Pentagon

UPI

September 15, 2004

  [ here ]

Bloody U.S. Tactics Backfire

New York Times

September 14, 2004

  [ here ]

Distraught Iraqis Blame U.S. as More Innocent Blood is Shed

Scotsman

September 15, 2004

 [ here ]

Billions for Reconstruction Diverted to Warfare

Associated Press

September 14, 2004

  [ here ]

The Fate of Iraq's Christians

Informed Comment

September 13, 2004

  [ here ]

Marine General Highly Critical of April Fallujah-Campaign

Washington Post/Today in Iraq

September 12, 2004

  [ here ]

Iraq's Forgotten Victims: The Hidden Despair

Independent/UK

September 9, 2004

  [ here ]

The Failure of Reconstruction in Iraq: Causes and Consequences

International Crisis Group

September 2, 2004

 [ here ]

Voices in the Wilderness

Human Right Group Loses Court Ruling for Placing Mercy above Sanctions

September 6, 2004

 [ here ]

Bad Record: More U.S. Troop Deaths in Iraq This Year Than Last

Molly Ivins

September 2, 2004

  [ here ]


British Think Tank: Bleak Assessment for Iraq

Royal Institute of International Affairs

September 2, 2004

  [ here ]  [ here ]

Najaf Today: Eyewitness Account

Raed in the Middle

September 4, 2004

  [ here ]

A Day in the Life: City by Citiy

September 3, 2004

   Basra: Another "Black Hawk Down"   [ here ]

   Sammara: No-go Zone   [ here ]

   Fallujah: U.S. Making More Enemies   [ here ]

   Ramadi: Deadly Trap   [ here ]

   Kirkuk: Trouble Brewing   [ here ]

   Baghdad: Next Front with al Sadr   [ here ]

  

Michigan Christians Join International Fast in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners

Kim Redigan

September 2, 2004

  [ here ]

News analysis:

What Really Happened in Najaf?

Milan Rei

September 1, 2004

 [ here ]

Antiwar Activists Begin Fast for Nonviolence in Iraq & Palestine

Voices in the Wilderness

Spetember 1, 2004 

  [ here ]

News analysis:

The U.S. Dilemma in Iraq: Islamic Rule vs. Chaos

Asia Times

September 1, 2004

[ here ]

 

Featured commentary:

What the Media Doesn't Tell Us About Iraq

Tom Englehardt

August 18, 2004

 [ here ]

Iraq War a Windfall for Halliburton

Center for Public Integrity

August 24, 2004

 [ here ]

Most Americans Still Believe Iraq Had WMD

Associated Press

August 20, 2004

  [ here ]

Featured commentary:

Baghdad Diary:

Why the "Democratic Process" Lacks Credibility

A Family in BaghdadAugust 17, 2004

 [ here ]

News analysis:

The Core Problem in Iraq: An Illegitimate Occupation

Kamil Mahdi

August 14, 2004

  [ here ]

News analysis:

Tactical Victories, Strategic Setbacks: Catastropic Prognosis

Fred Kaplan

August 13, 2004

 [ here ]

Featured commentary:

The Failure of Reconstruction:What It Means for Iraqis

The Nation

August 12, 2004

 [ here ]

 

How Biased is al Jazeera?

Independent UK

August 8, 2004

  [ here ]

 

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