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Jason Linkins

Pelosi Calls Out Petraeus For Parroting Bush Spin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We noted yesterday the bizarre way that General Petraeus' testimony changed between his Tuesday appearance before the Senate committees and his Wednes...

Jason Linkins

Petraeus Shifts Sharply On Basra, Aligns With White House Spin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps sensing that his testimony on Tuesday was undermining the official White House version of events in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus today offered a ...

Jason Linkins

Letter From A Soldier: Answers You Won't Want To Hear

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain claims that he is a break from the flawed strategy of the Bush administration. But the Iraq miasma is not the result of a flawed strategy. It is the result of a flawed concept to begin with.

British Shelve Plans To Cut Troop Numbers In Iraq

Financial Times | Stephen Fidler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Plans to reduce British troop numbers in Iraq to 2,500 this spring have been abandoned on the recommendation of military commanders, UK officials say....

Militiamen Holding Out in Basra Fighting

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Iraq's prime minister warned gunmen in the oil port of Basra to surrender their weapons by Friday or face harsher measures, as clashes...

Is "Success" Of Iraq Surge About To Unravel?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A cease-fire with Muqtada al Sadr and his loyalists in the Mahd army is showing signs of deterioration. The agreement, which has been critical to the...

US, Iraqi Troops Battle Shiite Militia

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's leaders faced their gravest challenge in months Tuesday as Shiite militiamen loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr batt...