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Latest Iraq Items
Iran's influence in Iraq is posing a direct threat to peace in the region, as lawmakers on Capitol Hill debate whether talks with Tehran will bear fruit or further place U.S. war strategy in jeopardy.
Every move that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton makes in the final weeks of the prolonged presidential primary shapes her legacy and will determine how united the Democratic Party can be in the fall.
An FBI agent assigned in 2002 to help obtain intelligence from a top al Qaeda operative challenged the interrogation techniques used on the terrorism suspect by the CIA, taking what a government report yesterday described as his "strong concerns" to senior officials in the bureau's counterterrorism division.
Senate Democrats yesterday forged ahead with a war-funding bill loaded with a pullout plan for Iraq, at least $30 billion in domestic spending and a provision opening citizenship to illegal-immigrant farmworkers - add-ons that promptly drew a White House veto threat.
First, there is a surge in demand from countries such as China and India, fueled by development. Second, the existing level of production will dwindle as the existing oil fields start to deplete. Third, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states cannot afford price decreases like in the 1980s because of a growing population that is dependent solely on oil revenues.
An article in May 7 editions incorrectly quoted Iraqi Ambassador Samir Sumaida'ie discussing the reason that plans to arrest nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in 2004 were called off. Mr. Sumaida'ie said that on the eve of the operation, "someone — I believe possibly in Washington — got cold feet." In the same article, a paraphrase of a remark by Mr. Sumaida'ie made it appear that he had described the former regime of Saddam Hussein as Sunni-dominated. He did not use those words.
The biggest stumbling block to peace in the Middle East is the mindset of suspicion, reaction and hatred among its sentient people. That "comfort zone" ultimately hurts those who practice it far more than it hurts the objects of their vitriol.