AIPAC Celebrates 47th Birthday in Court

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) enters its 47th year of existence battling to extricate itself from two highly damaging civil court cases. The more recent is Steven J. Rosen’s defamation suit against AIPAC, which has now entered its most critical phase. The suit claims AIPAC defamed its former research director by firing Rosen … Continue reading “AIPAC Celebrates 47th Birthday in Court”

Tuesday: 6 Iraqis Killed, 11 Wounded

Updated at 8:55 p.m. EST, Nov. 24, 2009 The Independent High Electoral Commission warned that it would not set a new election date until the debate over the elections law is over. At least six Iraqis were killed and 11 more were wounded in light violence.

Don’t Let Iraqi Politics Affect US Withdrawal

Reminiscent of the political problems in Afghanistan that have plagued the Obama White House, last Monday Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi vetoed a set of amendments to Iraq’s election law approved by the Iraqi parliament. The veto may lead to a delay of the Iraqi elections, currently scheduled for Jan. 21, 2010, and could trigger … Continue reading “Don’t Let Iraqi Politics Affect US Withdrawal”

Friday: 1 US Sailor, 7 Iraqis Killed; 13 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 9:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 20, 2009 At least seven Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in light violence. A U.S. sailor was killed in a vehicle rollover in Kuwait. The elections law deadlock continues to be the source of most news coming from Iraq.

Tuesday: 11 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Updated at 6:05 p.m. EDT, Oct. 13, 2009 At least 11 Iraqis were killed and 18 more were wounded in the latest violence. The political atmosphere in Baghdad, however, nearly eclipsed the reports of attacks across the country. Parliamentary speaker Iyad Al Samarrai warned that issues surrounding Kirkuk could stall the adoption of a new election law. Meanwhile, the Iraqi parliament approved the return of a small number of British troops. Also, Baghdad Operations Command complained their arrests are being politicized.