Monday: 2 Iraqis Killed, 28 Wounded

Updated at 8:49 p.m. EDT, Sept. 20, 2010 Baghdad again saw a number of attacks today, but they were not as deadly as yesterday’s. At least two Iraqis were killed and 28 more were wounded in the new violence. Meanwhile, hundreds of looted artifacts returned to Iraq before being “lost” again were found in a storeroom belonging to the prime minister’s office. Also, several members of parliament attempted to meet in an unofficial capacity but were thwarted by the usual politics.

Canada’s ‘Whole Freaking Government’ Approach in Afghanistan

"Bonded in the crucible of the Kandahar mission, a new group of civil servants has emerged as the government’s go-to team for the most challenging and dangerous assignments of the day. Tougher, faster, more flexible, and more networked, these officials epitomize one of the most used buzzwords in public administration: whole of government. "Having benefited … Continue reading “Canada’s ‘Whole Freaking Government’ Approach in Afghanistan”

The Taking of Afghan Prisoners 22, 23, and 24

So an unexpected benefit of the proroguing of Parliament in January 2010 was the refreshing absence of Laurie Hawn. The more I don’t hear from Laurie Hawn, the happier I am, you know? The air seems cleaner somehow… But for me, this whole Afghan prisoner thing goes back to Aug. 17, 1917, when my Uncle … Continue reading “The Taking of Afghan Prisoners 22, 23, and 24”