Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Meanwhile in Iraq

At least 34 Killed in U.S. occupation of Iraq: A U.S. raid and air strike killed eight people, including seven members of one family, and wounded two others in Baquba

U.S. Occupation Forces Kill 4 Civilian Women in a Blood-Soaked Morning: Bodies Strewn About Capital, U.S. Raid Kills 4 "Militants", 4 Civilian Women

'Not enough cash for war' : George Bush received a serious rebuke about his wartime leadership this week when his army chief said he did not have enough money to fight the war in Iraq.

Iraq factions blast call for long-term US bases: The Scholars said that in making the comments during a visit to the US Talabani had done "nothing more than express an American demand to keep Washington from having to do it".

Andrew Bacevich : Chickens are home to roost in Iraq: The Bush administration is running out of troops, money and ideas

Controversial group wins U.S. propaganda contract in Iraq: A public relations company known for its role in a controversial U.S. military program that paid Iraqi newspapers for stories favourable to coalition forces has been awarded another multi-million dollar media contract with American forces in Iraq.

Part of Iraq Intelligence Report Is Released: The Bush administration yesterday released portions of a classified intelligence estimate that says the global jihadist movement is growing and being fueled by the war in Iraq even as it becomes more decentralized, making it harder to identify potential terrorists and prevent attacks. The war in Iraq has become a "cause celebre" for jihadists, breeding resentment of U.S. involvement in the Muslim world and drawing new adherents to the movement, the assessment says.

Kurds and Arabs vie for control of Mosul: "There is no solution except the division of the province," said Khasro Goran, the powerful Kurdish deputy governor of Mosul. He believes that all the Kurds in the province want to join the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which under the federal constitution is almost an independent state.

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