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Iraq Reconciliation

2 British Hostages In Iraq, Alan McMenemy And Alec MacLachlan, "Very Likely" To Be Dead

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Two hostages captured in a daring raid on Iraq's Finance Ministry two years ago have very likely died, Britain's prime minister said We...

Iraq Resisting US Pleas To Reconcile With Saddam Hussein's Political Party

New York Times | SAM DAGHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On April 18, American and British officials from a secretive unit called the Force Strategic Engagement Cell flew to Jordan to try to persuade one of ...

The Surge Is Working? Not If You Read the Latest GAO Report

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

What the GAO report makes clear, above all else, is that contrary to what the mainstream media and the GOP would have you believe, the surge has not worked. It's time for the U.S. military to go home.

Iraq Reconciliation Talks Hit By Walkouts

Reuters | Waleed Ibrahim and Mohammed Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A conference to reconcile Iraq's warring political groups began to unravel even before it got under way on Tuesday, with the main Sunni Muslim Arab bl...

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Popular Market Iraq

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A woman wearing a vest lined with explosives blew herself up near a popular market and Shiite mosque in turbulent Diyala province north of the capital...

Bush: We Could "Easily" Be In Iraq For Another 10 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday the United States would have a long-term presence in Iraq that could "easily" last a decade, but that it ...

New Iraq Approach Acknowedges Benchmarks Unmet

Washington Post | Karen DeYoung and Thomas Ricks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the year since President Bush announced he was changing course in Iraq with a troop "surge" and a new strategy, U.S. military and diplomatic offici...

Iraqis Abandon Key Policy Goal Of Surge

The Carpetbagger Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all its dissembling, the White House has actually been fairly clear about the purpose of Bush's "surge" policy -- more U.S. troops would lessen th...