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5 Iranian Pilgrims Killed In Iraq As Maliki Visits Obama

nytimes.com | STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD Five Iranians were killed and 35 others were wounded northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday when gunmen attacked a convoy of buses carrying pilgrim...

Troop-Withdrawal Advocates Gain an Important Ally

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Conventional wisdom maintains that the surge is working and that violence is down. But the underlining reasons for much of the violence in Iraq is beyond the surge's control.

Looking Back: Rumsfeld Privately Criticized Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki As Inferior To Mass Murderers

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

There's no question Nouri al-Maliki has been giving the White House heartburn. So it's worth looking back at the Bush administration's private views of Maliki, as stated by Donald Rumsfeld back in 2006.

Holbrooke: Iraq Shifts A "Devastating Blow" To McCain

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Staffers for the McCain campaign emphasized the continued differences between Obama and the president, particularly that the White House has not agree...

At Last! The Immovable Object Meets An Irresistible Force

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

Imagine you're al-Malaki running for re-election, and you decide, like a good puppet, to run on a platform that promises indefinite foreign occupation. How many votes do you think you'd get?