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My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...of it. Another reason was the desire to bring down Saddam Hussein, who had made himself very unpopular in U.S. government...The Ba'ath Party had been the instrument by which Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq. The senior civil service officers and the leadership...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-10/my-turn-invading-iraq-wasnt-our-worst
Opinion
Iraqi forces hold on in refinery fight

...momentum of the Sunni extremists, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant allied with Sunni tribes and elements of Saddam Hussein's old Baath Party. It also represented al-Maliki's need for a military victory as leaders in both Baghdad and Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/iraqi-forces-hold-refinery-fight
Not For Web
Today In Sports History

...in the ninth to rally the Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium.1988 - Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya battles past Juma Ikangaa of Tanzania in the final 100 yards to win the Boston Marathon by 1 second, the closest...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-18/today-sports-history
Sports
Today in sports history

...tuck position to win the 3-meter springboard title at the U.S. Indoor Diving Championships.1992 - Kenya's Ibrahim Hussein wins his third Boston Marathon with a time of 2:08:14. Russia's Olga Markova wins the women's division in 2:23...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-20/today-sports-history
Sports
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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