Friday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:59 p.m. EST, Jan. 4, 2008In a day of light violence, at least 22 Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded. Fridays are usually quiet because it is the prayer day. Also, one U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident in Baghdad on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a vehicle curfew was slowly lifted across … Continue reading “Friday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed; 15 Iraqis Wounded”

The War and the Elections

The last election was all about the war, a referendum on a policy that has led us ever deeper into the Middle East, and the verdict was clear: the voters have had enough. In the interim, however, we’ve had a veritable D-Day-style propaganda campaign, designed to fool the public into believing that the so-called “surge” … Continue reading “The War and the Elections”

Misguided Meddling in Pakistan

For years the U.S. has attempted to mold Pakistan. The result is not pretty: an unstable, undemocratic state which possesses nuclear weapons, border provinces which offer safe haven to Taliban and al-Qaeda forces, and people who loath the American government. The murder of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto is merely the latest blow to Washington’s plans. … Continue reading “Misguided Meddling in Pakistan”