Thursday, September 28, 2006

Meanwhile in Iraq

At least 25 killed as bloody U.S. occupation continues: The bodies of five people were found, shot and tortured overnight in different districts of Baghdad, police said. Added to 35 found the previous day, that brought the total for a 24-hour period to 40.

U.S. Attack Kills 8 Including 4 Women : Sunni group calls attack ‘terrorist massacre’

Full Report: Approval of Attacks on US-led Forces Rises to 6 in 10: 79 percent of Iraqis say that the US is having a negative influence on the situation in Iraq, with just 14 percent saying that it is having a positive influence

Iraq: Quarter of a million flee occupied Iraq violence: The escalating violence in Iraq has resulted in the most suicide bombs in one single week since the war began in 2003 and 250,000 people registering as refugees in the past seven months.

War costs near $549 billion: In the current fiscal year, the Pentagon is expected each month to spend $1.5 billion in Afghanistan and $8 billion in Iraq.

Operation Hollywood : The inside story of the cozy relationship between big box office American war movies and the Pentagon.

Iraq war was terrorism 'recruiting sergeant' : The Iraq war has acted as a "recruiting sergeant" for extremists in the Muslim world, according to a paper prepared for a Ministry of Defence thinktank, which also said the British government sent troops into Afghanistan "with its eyes closed".

Carter: U.S. in more danger of terrorism: "So there's no doubt that our country is in much more danger now from terrorism than it would have been if we would have done what we should have done and stayed in Afghanistan," he said on the campaign trail with his son, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Carter.

Confidence in Iraq Policies Drops to 20% in U.S.: Fewer adults in the United States believe their government’s handling of the coalition effort has been adequate, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. Only 20 per cent of respondents are confident that U.S. policies in Iraq will be successful, down nine points in two years.

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