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  • NBC’s Williams Pushes White House Narrative on Obama Vacation: ‘It’s A Working Vacation’

    08/12/2014 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    In the wake of the recent surge of violence in northern Iraq as well as the potential coup within the government, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams did his best to push the White House line that President Obama’s summer vacation was full of work.
  • ‘Obama policy will lead region to war,’ warns ex-Iraqi MP who’s paid heavy price for dissent

    05/13/2013 12:05:56 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/10/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Mithal Al-Alusi, whose two sons were killed in a Baghdad ambush soon after he visited Israel, tells The Times of Israel he feels betrayed by the superpower which allowed him to return to his homeland Mithal Al-Alusi is angry. He is angry with Iran for supporting global terrorism. He is angry with Syrian President Bashar Assad for oppressing and killing his own people. He is angry with his own prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq, for colluding with the two. But most of all, he is angry with US President Barack Obama for allowing this all to happen. “Obama has...
  • Iran steps in to prop up Iraq's Maliki

    06/05/2012 11:27:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    United Press International ^ | June 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM
    Amid a surge of bombings in Iraq, Iran appears to be getting concerned about growing efforts to unseat Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, whom Tehran helped to power.Even fellow Shiites are saying Maliki, who controls all Iraq's military, security and intelligence forces, should go. At the same time, Tehran is seeking to ensure that Iraq's Shiites don't upstage Iran's long-held spiritual domination of the Shiite sect, a position that the Iranian clergy seized during Saddam Hussein's rule when he ruthlessly suppressed Iraq's Shiite majority. The political and religious friction is being intensified by the campaign of bombings and assassinations carried out...
  • Islamists Ready To Pounce As U.S. Lowers Flag In Iraq

    12/15/2011 5:04:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 15, 2011 | Editor
    Mideast: Our premature departure from Iraq tells the world that the U.S., as in Vietnam, can't finish big jobs. But far worse, it opens the door to a nuclear-armed, pan-Islamist empire led by Iran. Why, as Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin reported Thursday, did Iraqi leaders opt out of the official end-of-war ceremony in Baghdad? Well over 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women gave their lives to free Iraq from Saddam Hussein, and some 32,000 were wounded over nearly a decade of war. Shouldn't the elected representatives of the Iraqi people have been there to express their personal thanks? After all,...
  • Iraq prime minister: Immunity issue scuttled U.S. troop deal

    10/23/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2011 | Lara Jakes and Rebecca Santana
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister said Saturday that U.S. troops are leaving Iraq after nearly nine years of war because Baghdad rejected American demands that any U.S. military forces to stay would have to be shielded from prosecution or lawsuits. The comments by Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, made clear that it was Iraq who refused to let the U.S. military remain under the Americans’ terms. A day earlier, President Barack Obama had hailed the troops’ withdrawal as the result of his commitment — promised shortly after taking office in 2009 — to end the war that he once described...
  • Saddam aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

    10/26/2010 2:51:34 AM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies · 1+ views
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 10/25/2010 | HAMID AHMED and BARBARA SURK
    BAGHDAD – Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Iraq's high criminal court spokesman Mohammed Abdul Sahib did not say when Aziz, 74, would be put to death. The death sentence was for a conviction on charges of taking part in a Saddam-led campaign that hunted and executed members of the Shiite Dawa Party, of which current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a member.
  • Iraq set to buy Russian weaponry

    10/17/2009 2:09:23 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 1,338+ views
    RIANovosti ^ | 10/17/2009 | RIANovosti
    A military delegation from Iraq will visit Moscow in the near future to discuss the purchase of Russian weaponry, an Iraqi parliament member has said. "A large delegation from the Iraqi Defense Ministry will travel soon to Moscow for talks on arms purchases [from Russia]," Abbas al-Bayati said in an interview with the Al Iraqiya television. According to the Iraqi MP, Baghdad is seeking to sign arms contracts with Russia, Germany, France, Serbia and the United States by the end of 2011 "to complete the creation of Iraqi Armed Forces and security forces." Al-Bayati said the Iraqi leadership is interested...
  • Exile returned to sign death order of man who tried to kill him

    04/30/2009 4:25:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 470+ views
    UTV ^ | April 30, 2009
    Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki had to flee from Iraq in 1979 to escape Saddam's henchmen Thursday, 30 April 2009 Nouri al-Maliki fled Iraq in 1979 to escape Saddam's henchmen, who he believed had orders to execute him. For the next 24 years, Maliki remained an exiled dissident, travelling between Jordan, Syria, Iran and Damascus - all the time raising political opposition to the immovable dictator he despised. Maliki was an establishment child in pre-Saddam Iraq. His grandfather was a poet and Shia Islamic cleric as well as education minister for a short time under the nation's last deposed monarch....
  • Larry Elder: Suppose the Shoe Thrower Targeted Saddam

    12/17/2008 9:18:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 1,014+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2008 | Larry Elder
    The name: Muntadhar al-Zeidi -- a new hero to many in the Muslim world. President Bush -- in a surprise, end-of-term visit to Iraq -- held a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Al-Zeidi, an Iraqi "reporter," shouted, "This is your farewell kiss, you dog," and threw a shoe at Bush. The reporter quickly threw a second. The shoes missed their target only because an agile President Bush managed to duck.
  • Don't Get Fooled Again

    09/20/2007 4:56:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 459+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 20, 2007 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    President Bush has endorsed General David Petraeus's recommendation to begin withdrawing 30,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by next summer. Yet the drawdown would only restore troop levels to where they were before the surge began in January 2007. In the final months of 2006, debate in Washington centered on how fast a reduction from pre-surge levels could occur. The Iraq Study Group recommended that approximately half of the 130,000 troops then in Iraq be withdrawn by early 2008. In marked contrast to that and similar proposals, President Bush is now endorsing a step that would mean a return to the...
  • Total victory means total warriors, which we are not

    09/01/2007 3:53:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 778+ views
    Townall.com ^ | September 1, 2007 | Diana West
    History, as Marx famously said (by way of paraphrasing Hegel), repeats itself -- "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce." A catchy concept, to say the least. And while there's definitely something to it, it's also true that sometimes history does not repeat itself. Take American wars in Japan, the Koreas, Vietnam and Iraq. President Bush, addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recently made a case -- a flawed case -- for a kind of core continuity linking these disparate conflicts. It's not that he didn't admit there are many differences among them ("There are many differences" among...
  • Bush Passes The Buck On War (Helen Thomas Full Hurl Alert!)

    05/16/2007 2:58:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 751+ views
    WCVB-TV Boston ^ | May 10, 2007 | Helen Thomas
    President George W. Bush still has to learn to say "the buck stops here" when it comes to presidential decisions. The "decider" and commander-in-chief seems to be trying to pass the buck, particularly if the war in Iraq implodes and he has to bring troops home from his disastrous invasion of Iraq. The president is counting on Gen. David Petraeus -- the top military commander in Iraq -- and Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki to take the fall if his troop "surge" fails. Bush is a long way from that mirage, even with an expected Pentagon buildup of U.S. troops to...
  • Iraqi Official Warns Against Coup Attempt

    07/28/2006 8:46:14 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 633+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 29, 2006 | Joshua Partlow and Saad Sarhan
    A Shiite Muslim political leader said Friday that rumors were circulating of an impending coup attempt against the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and warned that "we will not allow it." A new government would mean "canceling the constitution, canceling the results of the elections and going back to square one . . . and we will not accept that," he said. Amiri is also a top official in the Badr Organization, the armed wing of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, which is the leading member of a coalition of Shiite political parties governing...
  • Our Strategy for a Democratic Iraq (Op-Ed by Iraqi Prime Minister)

    06/09/2006 11:37:19 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 453+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2006 | Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
    BAGHDAD -- The completion of the national unity government Thursday in Iraq marks the starting point for repaying Iraqis' commitment to and thirst for democracy. We are at this juncture thanks to the bravery of the soldiers, police and citizens who have paid the highest price to give Iraq its freedom. Our national unity government will honor these sacrifices by pursuing an uncompromising agenda to deliver security and services to the Iraqi people and to combat rampant corruption. This government will build on the additional momentum gained from the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in order to defeat terrorism and...
  • GIs at Ishaqi cleared; Haditha probe open

    06/02/2006 6:10:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1,542+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | June 2, 2006 | HAMZA HENDAWI and KIM GAMEL
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - A military investigation into allegations that U.S. troops intentionally killed Iraqi civilians in a March raid in Ishaqi, a village north of Baghdad, has cleared the troops of misconduct, the military said Friday — despite dramatic video footage of slain children. Meanwhile, a lawyer representing families of some of the two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians allegedly killed by U.S. Marines in the western town of Haditha on Nov. 19 said three or four Marines carried out the shootings while 20 more waited outside the homes. He also said victims' relatives turned down a request by U.S. investigators...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28 (not the live thread)

    05/26/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 37 replies · 1,012+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 5/26/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: The power of the MSM is unassailable!watch as they destroy the evil right wingers and crown the good progressives while blaming everything on the United States (It's what they do best) Topics: Reports of a massacre in Haditha, IraqThe immigration debate Guests Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Duncan Hunter doesn't realize it yet, but he's...