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Analysis: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

...others have proven unable to do the same. The Iraqi military is undermined by corruption and command problems. A new Iraqi government has being trying to woo support from more Sunni tribesmen, whose fighters are seen as vital against the Sunni extremists...
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Outside editorial: Iraqi government signals desire for alliance with U.S.

...they would be a major step in the opposite direction, by placing American troops under the sovereignty of the Iraqi government rather than the United Nations. If the United States were to make a formal commitment to defend Iraq from external...
Outraged about U.S. plan in Iraq

...response to an editorial, "Iraqi government signals desire for Alliance...trying to finalize with the Iraqi government by this summer. The author...obligation to get permission from the Iraqi government, or even notify it. 4) The...
Begich talks corporate rights, gun violence, VA the communities they invest in.How do you think things should be handled right now in Iraq?Begich: "The Iraqi government needs to broaden its inclusion of different groups, which is what got them into this trouble. They excluded certain...
Bush's new Iraq plan contains old elements

...more troops, set goals for the Iraqi government and assure Americans it's...administration officials contend that the Iraqi government, while still fragile, and set benchmarks for the Iraqi government. In the fall of 2005, the...
Talks with Iran, Syria a positive step

...Calling a conference of Iraq's neighboring states in Baghdad is a positive step towards stability. I commend the Iraqi government for inviting the governments of Iran and Syria to the table. Tactically, more needs to be done to obstruct the...
Painful irony from Iraq associate with the "War on Terror" in quotes from two Marine commanders involved in the attack by U.S. and Iraqi government forces on the border town of Husaybah. This is a poor Sunni Arab town of about 30,000 people, targeted by coalition...
Outside Editorial: Bush puts off his problems

...bloodshed there as a "civil war" or not, it is obvious that much remains to be done - and that we and the new Iraqi government face many determined adversaries. In addition, as Bush himself has been forced to acknowledge, a lot of American...
Where to put the faith

...military force in Iraq. Congress last week passed a resolution authorizing such force. "While the behavior of the Iraqi government has been unconscionable, it is imperative that we continue to seek peaceful resolutions that involve the entire...
Whose democracy is it?

...a 28-point reconciliation plan developed by the Iraqi government was published. It also included a U.N.-approved...opposition to setting a timetable, it seems that the Iraqi government is only as democratic as the U.S. government permits...


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