Monday, August 28, 2006

Meanwhile in Iraq

At least 99 killed in occupied Iraq: Fifty gunmen and 20 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in clashes in the town of Diwaniya south of Baghdad, the Ministry of Defence spokesman said in Baghdad.

At least 67 killed as militia seizes key town: Shiite militiamen killed at least 20 Iraqi soldiers in two days of fighting that also left seven civilians dead, defence ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Askari said Monday.

Eight U.S. occupation soldiers among at least 60 killed: : The deaths followed bombings and shootings Sunday that killed more than 60 people across the country, from the northern city of Kirkuk to Baghdad and Basra in the south.

25 Iraqi soldiers killed amid nationwide violence : Mohammed Abdul-Muhsen of Diwaniyah general hospital said 34 bodies were brought in - 25 Iraqi soldiers, seven civilians and two militiamen. He said at least 70 people were injured.

Bush 'palace' shielded from Iraqi storm: Washington is sending a clear message to Iraqis: "We're here to stay."

With thousands of Iraqis killed at hand of US soldiers, only few charged-report ; A review of military cases has found that the majority of US soldiers who served in Iraq and charged in the deaths of Iraqi civilians have been acquitted, found guilty of relatively minor offenses or given administrative punishments without trials.

"The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End." Video: Peter Galbraith discusses his book . He describes his experiences in Iraq, his impressions of the current situation and the leaders in Iraq & the administration.

Another miserable milestone for Bush's war: A miserable milestone was passed the other day. America's (and Britain's) disastrous war in Iraq has now lasted longer than the US involvement in the Second World War.

Where's the outrage? U.S. troops have been accused of committing atrocities in Iraq. Americans should care.

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