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On two fronts, Iraqi forces battle Islamic State for Tikrit

...militants in Tikrit on Thursday as rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein's hometown a day after soldiers and allied Shiite...the Tigris River about 80 miles north of Baghdad. Several of Saddam's palaces remain there, and supporters of the deceased dictator...

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

...Sunnis, but 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...

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

...Instead 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...

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

...Gaza-Egypt 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
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Will Saddam take this sitting down?

...came up with a plan for dealing with Saddam Hussein. As you know if you pay attention to foreign affairs, Saddam Hussein is the head honcho of Iraq...be the same country as Iran. We hate Saddam because he's always going on TV and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013199/Ope_barry.html
Opinion
Who's threatened by Saddam?

...he make the shift from bin-Laden to Saddam, who, according to the CIA, has no...world's largest oil producer? When Saddam attacked Iran, with U.S. supplied...Who does he now pose a threat to? Does Saddam possess nuclear weapons? Incredibly unlikely...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022403/let_letter5.shtml
Opinion
Deal with Saddam now

...hidden agenda. Bush wants to eliminate Saddam and the risk he represents in supplying...world. A major piece in the concern over Saddam is that he gassed the Kurds, his own...American democracy. There is evidence that Saddam has attempted to stockpile biological...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101602/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
Saddam, not Bush, was world's problem

...Davis' assertion that "no link between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda has ever been established...presented enough of a problem by himself. Saddam was a renegade thug at the head of a gang...force, whether you appreciate it or not. Saddam was the world's problem, not George...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112504/let_20041125018.shtml
Opinion
No friend of Saddam

...my brief 1990 visit with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (Images and Action, Oct. 23...Kuwait - it is not fair to say I ever gave Saddam Hussein "aid." By 1990, the United...that military action will be necessary if Saddam does not readmit UN weapons inspectors...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102902/let_letter28.shtml
Opinion
What it took to get the scoop on Saddam out to our readers

...American troops' capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Krueger made his perusal of...would be nonstop updates on the capture of Saddam in his homeland. The first advisory moved...Iran's official news agency reported, that Saddam had been detained in Iraq. The second...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121503/opi_opinion1.shtml
Opinion

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