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The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria have undoubtedly awakened a Sunni appetite for change in Iraq.
An Egyptian man who looks like Saddam Hussein says a gang of Iraqi kidnappers tried to force him to act in a pornographic film.
After refusing a $3...
During my month here in Najaf, I've met many Iraqis who don't fit the category "Iraqi" as it has been defined in America. They have invariably been generous, welcoming and kind -- perhaps better descriptors for the category of "Iraqi."
The triumph of the cross-sectarian and nationalist Iraqiya list, headed by former PM Ayad Allawi, represents a major threat to the ambitious agenda of the regime in neighboring Iran.
For every five people who have read Lolita in Tehran, roughly a billion have tried, in the privacy of their own rooms, to master the moonwalk.
If our soldiers are out of Iraqi cities, and the Iraqi security forces start shouldering more and more responsibility as a result, do we really need all 130,000 troops sitting in their bases?
Facing forced conversions, kidnapping for ransom, and murder, religious minorities represent a starkly disproportionate amount of those who've left their homes to find safety elsewhere.
Perhaps it was the sexual nature of Eliot Spitzer's offenses that made the shame stick. That and the fact that the former NY governor admitted he did wrong. Bush by contrast is today's Teflon man.
The Iraqi government is offering one million dinars, the equivalent of $850 USD, and free plane tickets to any refugee family wishing to go back -- so far less than 400 people have accepted the offer.
I'm on a lot of strange press lists, so I get a lot of strange press releases, but this is the first time I've ever gotten one from another dimension, I have to admit.
This election will show the public's choice, its mandate for the type of leader it wants to deal with complex issues, like why people use terrorism as a tactic to dialogue with those in power.
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