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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
My Turn: The fantasy of 'American Exceptionalism'

...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...

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

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

...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...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-20/iraqi-forces-hold-refinery-fight
Not For Web
Soldier says she faced harassment over Muslim name

...soldiers, including her supervisors, mocked her family name and made crude jokes."I was called Sgt. Hussein, as in Saddam Hussein," she said. "Even when I would correct them on the pronunciation of my name, I was still called Sgt. Hussein...

http://juneauempire.com/michael-biesecker/2013-05-09/soldier-says-she-faced-hara
Sunni protesters dig in as tensions flare in Iraq

...say they are being targeted unfairly by a tough anti-terrorism law and policies designed to weed out members of Saddam Hussein's former regime.Al-Maliki's government has called on security forces to show restraint toward the protesters...

http://juneauempire.com/adam-schreck/2013-02-20/sunni-protesters-dig-tensions-fl
This day in History: May 27

...Florence, Italy. Ten years ago: Two Iraqis shot and killed two American soldiers in Fallujah, a hotbed of support for Saddam Hussein. Derrick Todd Lee, a suspected serial killer of women in Louisiana, was arrested in Atlanta. (Lee is under sentence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/day-history-may-27
State | Local
Answering to the veterans of an unjust war

...that's test we failed in 2003 when we let President Bush take the nation to war in Iraq under the false pretenses that Saddam Hussein was acquiring weapons of mass destruction. That's why I'm asking about Obama's omissions regarding the wrongful...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-03/answering-veterans-unjust-war
Opinion
Red line? US says Syria used poison

...out to be flawed intelligence, such as the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq after concluding that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.Lawmakers from both parties sounded less than patient...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-04-26/red-line-us-says-syria-used-poison
Not For Web
We must not be the world's policeman

...brutality, but it backed Iraq's late president Saddam Hussein, even when he used chemical weapons in the 1980s...told. But if they don't toe the line, watch out.Saddam Hussein and Libya's Muammar Qadaffi learned that the hard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-04/we-must-not-be-worlds-policeman
Opinion

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