Tuesday: 2 GIs, 105 Iraqis Killed; 87 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:46 a.m. EDT, June 6, 2007At least 105 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 87 were wounded during today’s reported incidents. An American soldier was killed during a small arms attack today in a southern section of the capital. The U.S. military reported that another servicemember died on June 3, a day … Continue reading “Tuesday: 2 GIs, 105 Iraqis Killed; 87 Iraqis Wounded”

The Price of Delaying the Inevitable

Good intentions frequently lead to unintended bad consequences. Tough choices, doing what is right, often leads to unanticipated good results. The growing demand by the American people for us to leave Iraq prompts the nay-sayers to predict disaster in the Middle East if we do. Of course, these merchants of fear are the same ones … Continue reading “The Price of Delaying the Inevitable”

Who Lost Russia?

By 1988, Ronald Reagan, who had famously branded the Soviet Union “an evil empire,” was striding through Red Square arm-in-arm with Mikhail Gorbachev. Russians were pounding both men on the back. They had just signed the greatest arms-reduction agreement in history – eliminating all Soviet SS-20s targeted on Europe, in return for removal of the … Continue reading “Who Lost Russia?”

Anger Builds in Fallujah Over Security Crackdown

FALLUJAH – The city that was mostly destroyed by the U.S. military operation Phantom Fury in November 2004 has been under curfew for over two weeks, with no signs of relief. Located 45 mi. west of Baghdad, the city made headlines when four Blackwater USA security mercenaries were killed and their bodies horrifically mutilated on … Continue reading “Anger Builds in Fallujah Over Security Crackdown”

Survey: US Arab, Jewish Communities Share Peace Goals

Almost exactly 40 years after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, the Arab and Jewish communities of the United States appear largely agreed on the general outlines of a final settlement and the importance of Washington playing a stronger role in bringing it about. Those are the main findings of a national survey [.pdf] of the two … Continue reading “Survey: US Arab, Jewish Communities Share Peace Goals”

Backtalk, June 5, 2007

Pakistan Is Going Down the Road of the Shah’s Iran Political commentators generally tend to misrepresent the position of Islamists in Pakistan. Being close to Pakistan and actively observing the current events it becomes quite obvious that despite the post-Sept. 11 events (i.e. the increased hatred for the United States), the MMA (mutahida majlis-e-amal, coalition … Continue reading “Backtalk, June 5, 2007”