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Latest Iraq Items
While the situation in Burma has gone from bad to worse to unspeakable in the wake of Cyclone Nargis, a soulless regime prepares, incredibly, to hustle starving voters to the polls this weekend for a sham constitutional plebiscite to solidify its rule. Burmese Gen. Than Shwe agreed Wednesday to allow some foreign aid workers to enter the country, but little has changed. This looks to be diplomatic maneuvering by a regime so preoccupied with self-preservation that it deprives its own people their right to the same if it means allowing much foreign influence.
If you knew that a recent Zogby International survey found 59 percent of the respondents described themselves as "fiscally conservative and socially liberal," and if you were a head of a political party wanting to put together a winning platform, what would you do?
Joe at the ready
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney told newly minted Coast Guard officers yesterday that the war on terrorism would be won on their watch and dismissed fears that fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would drag on indefinitely.
Sen. Barack Obama, setting foot in the nation's biggest battleground state for his first campaign event since the fall, offered an olive branch to Florida voters whose Democratic primary results still hang in the balance and attacked presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain.
WASHINGTON (AP) Gen. David Petraeus said that by September he could recommend further troop reductions in Iraq if security continues to improve.
The Washington Times, relying on a security source in Iraq, reported on June 15, 2004, that Chechen mercenaries may have been involved in an ambush of a Blackwater USA convoy that killed four contractors outside Baghdad earlier that month. While some security contractors still believe Chechens were in Iraq around the time of the ambush, Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell said the company's final incident report did not conclude that there was Chechen involvement in the attack. Likewise, U.S. military and intelligence officials say they have not been able to corroborate any Chechen involvement in the ambush.
In a German editorial last year, Mathias Dapfner, CEO of the huge German publisher Axel Springer AG, wrote a scathing attack in Die Walt, Germany's largest daily paper, against Europe's failure to grasp the extent of the Islamic threat.