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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...troops clashed along two fronts with Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Thursday as rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein's hometown a day after soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen swept into this Sunni city north of Baghdad.Recapturing Tikrit...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/two-fronts-iraqi-forces-battle-islami
Not For Web
Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...that measure is languishing. A second draft measure designed to ease the purge directed at mainly Sunni members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party was greeted by protests from Sunni lawmakers.Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the National Security Council...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/major-piece-anti-strategy-stalled
Not For Web
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...of promoting democracy and freedom, we supported Hosni Mubarak's oppressive regime in Egypt. We were allies with Saddam Hussein before we disposed of the Iraqi dictator. "It's very hard for Americans to accept that we are not the root cause of all...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-10/my-turn-fantasy-american-exceptionali
Opinion
Today in History

...crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago: Houston elected its first openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
Soldier says she faced harassment over Muslim name

...and they would taunt her, calling her "Sgt. Hussein" and asking what God she prayed to.So before...name and made crude jokes."I was called Sgt. Hussein, as in Saddam Hussein," she said. "Even when I would correct them...

http://juneauempire.com/michael-biesecker/2013-05-09/soldier-says-she-faced-hara
Man celebrates Hussein deaths with free coffee

To celebrate the death of Saddam Hussein's two sons, a Juneau resident treated...R.I.P. Special." Odai and Qusai Hussein were killed in a gunfight with American...probably espresso drinks, if Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden are captured.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072403/loc_coffeedeal.shtml
News
Lessons from Saddam Hussein

...their own clans/corporations and God help anyone who doesn't fall within their lines. The air is reminiscent of the Saddam Hussein regime. I guess they took lessons from his regime. All we are missing are the killings and mass burials. We really need...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102504/let_20041024037.shtml
Opinion
Afghans learn to hate their electric company

...Come and look at my bills," said Mir Hussein, as he waited outside a bank office to...maintaining individual log books. Now, Hussein complained, bills vary widely, and there's...What computer? What accountants?" Mir Hussein asked. Another ratepayer in Kabul had...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-20/afghans-learn-hate-their-electric-com
Opinion
Outside editorial: Sins of the dictator

To what degree is the elected government of Iraq obligated to pay for the sins committed by the late dictator Saddam Hussein? Should neighboring Kuwait forgive Iraq's new leadership $24 billion in outstanding debt for the destruction wrought...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/073009/opi_472861829.shtml
Outside editorial: Islamic nation finally being returned to its rightful owners

...Powell famously warned that "if you break it, you own it." In many ways, the U.S. did break Iraq, ousting Saddam Hussein's quarter-century regime without ensuring that a stable government would take its place. That ushered in a bloody, six-year...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070309/opi_458934116.shtml

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