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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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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...
Give Iraq back to Iraqis

...have "democracy" on the terms of the American elite who decide who will be reliable, cooperative stooges in the Iraqi government. The Iraqis see right through this. If the U.S. went there to liberate Iraqis, it should give them back their...
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...
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...
My Turn: Administration should be honest about its goals

...freedom, they should engage us in an open, honest debate about the real goals of the Iraq war: establishing an Iraqi government friendly to U.S. interests, protecting Israel, ensuring preferential access to Iraqi oil, substituting Iraq...
Video purportedly shows killing of U.S. hostage

...grenade - standing beside them. The captors threatened to kill the hostages unless Germany stopped dealing with the Iraqi government. Germany opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and refused to send troops here, but it has been training Iraqi...
Outside editorial: The 54 percent who want troops back ASAP are right

...with extremists. The issue now is how long the respite will last, and - in the continuing absence of an effective Iraqi government - how much more will it cost, in lives and treasure, to maintain a semi-functional state. On Nov. 26, Bush...
Losing the war is winning

...course, they quickly add, as did Levin, that a political settlement has not yet been achieved and isn't the Iraqi government just awful for taking an August vacation? This is said while Congress is on vacation. In politics and with vacations...
Alaska editorial: Sen. Stevens fails to see beyond military part of Iraq mission is better; not great, but better." The Iraqi government now has some breathing room, according to Adm...Eleven Cabinet ministers have quit the Shiite-led Iraqi government. The New York Times reported this week that kidnappers...


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