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America's Prison For Terrorists Often Held The Wrong Men

McClatchy Newspapers | Tom Lasseter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The militants crept up behind Mohammed Akhtiar as he squatted at the spigot to wash his hands before evening prayers at the Guantanamo Bay detention c...

Anti-War Protestors Disrupt McCain Speech In Washington

Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It might have taken Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) a while to figure out how to deal with hecklers, but he seems to have nearly mastered it at this point....

Bush Tells UK Paper He Regrets His Image As A War Monger

Times Of London | Tom Baldwin and Gerard Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush has admitted to The Times that his gun-slinging rhetoric made the world believe that he was a "guy really anxious for war" in Iraq. He ...

Iraq Plans To Conduct Census Next Year

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government announced on Tuesday that it will conduct a census next year in an effort to determine the real numbers of the count...

Marine Acquitted In Haditha Killing Cover-Up Case

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A military jury acquitted a Marine intelligence officer Wednesday of charges that he tried to help cover up the killing...

Military Chief Warns Troops: Stay Out Of Politics

New York Times | Thom Shanker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the nati...

U.S. And Iraq Forces Raided Shiite Areas During Prayers

McClatchy Newspapers | By Raviya H. Ismail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. and Iraqi forces detained nearly 200 people during operations that targeted two prominently Shiite Muslim neighborhoods during Friday prayer serv...

US ambassador: al-Qaida close to defeat in Iraq

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Saturday that al-Qaida's network in the country has never been closer to defeat, and he praised Prime...

US Removes Soldier From Iraq After He Defaces Quran

McClatchy Newspapers | Raviya H. Ismail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A U.S. Army soldier was removed from Iraq after he shot a Quran full of bullets and marked it with graffiti, the U.S. military announced Sunday. U.S....

US Soldier Used Quran For Target Practice

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A soldier used the Quran -- Islam's holy book -- for target practice, forcing the chief U.S. commander in Baghdad to issue a formal apology on Saturda...

Iraq Backs Off Allegations That Iran Is Behind Violence

McClatchy Newspapers | By Leila Fadel and Shashank Bengal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iraqi Government seemed to distance itself from U.S. accusations towards Iran Sunday saying it would not be forced into conflict with its Shiite n...

Bombings kill nearly 60 in Sunni areas of Iraq

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD — Bombings blamed on al-Qaida in Iraq tore through market areas in Baghdad and outside the capital on Tuesday, killing nearly 60 people ...

Iraq's Finance Minister Gunned Down

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two carloads of gunman ambushed a top aide to Iraq's Finance Ministry on Sunday in Baghdad, killing him and his driver, police said. The two were amon...