Category Archives: Iraq

More Sensitive War

From an article by Olivier Knox, then of Agence France-Presse, “Cheney mocks Kerry’s ‘sensitive war on terror’”, National Post, August 12, 2004, p. A12: Dick Cheney mocked John Kerry yesterday for vowing to wage a “more sensitive” war on terrorism, … Continue reading

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Already Gone II

Have previously written about how the 2003 invasion of Iraq involved little surprise. U.S. and British government minds seem to have been made up, long before. Found a Washington Post article by Robert Burns, “U.S., British Planes Bomb Iraq Sites“, … Continue reading

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Tradition

From James Kuhnhenn, Knight Ridder Newspapers, “U.S. Democrats accuse Bush of making Iraq issue political”. Toronto Star, September 26, 2002: A10: The congressional debate over waging war with Iraq lost its bipartisan lustre yesterday in a burst of anger from … Continue reading

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Already Gone

Make Iraq pay for war, U.S senator says Paul Koring, Washington The Globe and Mail, August 2, 2002, p. A9 Rebuilding a post-Hussein Iraq as a civil, democratic society could could hundreds of billions of dollars, take a decade and … Continue reading

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What Year

Anxiety gripped Baghdad’s 5 million residents at the start of another night of bombing. “Kids go to bed early, but they go crazy at the sound of bombs and anti-aircraft guns,” said Ibrahim Farhan, a teacher. Numan Abdulkarim, out shopping … Continue reading

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Immobile

Seems that when a totalitarian leader has started to commit atrocities, there is no turning back, and rarely any possibility of voluntary departure. Increasing focus on destruction of enemies and limited trust of those who are supposedly close. Presumption as … Continue reading

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Partition III

Wrote about partition here and here, as potential resolution of intra-nation conflicts. Partition of Iraq proposed in 2004. By Joe Biden in 2006. And by the Brookings Institution in 2007. And in 2014:

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