Thursday: 3 GIs, 116 Iraqis Killed; 76 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:25 p.m. EDT, August 2, 2007At least 116 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 76 more were wounded in the latest attacks. The Iraqi government said that civilian deaths increased dramatically in July. Also, three GIs were killed in separate events. A 13th SC(E) Soldier was killed and two others were wounded … Continue reading “Thursday: 3 GIs, 116 Iraqis Killed; 76 Iraqis Wounded”

Obama Would Focus Terror Fight on Afghanistan

Sen. Barack Obama, a leading candidate in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Tuesday he would make Afghanistan the focus of U.S. anti-terror efforts and unilaterally strike terrorist targets across the border in Pakistan if the government of President Pervez Musharraf failed to do so. In a major policy address delivered at the … Continue reading “Obama Would Focus Terror Fight on Afghanistan”

The Benchmarks That Matter

Under the headline, “A War We Just Might Win,” the New York Times on Monday published an op-ed by Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution and Kenneth Pollack, both referred to as critics of the way the Bush administration has “handled” the war in Iraq. (Pollack had, in fact, been a major cheerleader for the … Continue reading “The Benchmarks That Matter”