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Iraqi Civilian Deaths

How Many Times Have You Seen This Headline?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

"Afghan lawmaker says relative killed after U.S. soldiers raided her home." After nine years in which such headlines have appeared with unceasing regularity, I could have written the rest of it myself while on vacation.

Five Years After Marla Ruzicka's Death, Are Iraqis Being Cared For?

Sarah Holewinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Holewinski

On April 16, 2005, a hero to many Iraqis and Americans alike lost her life on Airport Road. The death of Marla Ruzicka by suicide bomb marked a parti...

Why The Right Is Wrong On Ft. Hood

Azam Nizamuddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azam Nizamuddin

In the Ft. Hood aftermath, we shouldn't allow right-wing hooliganism, wherever it stems from, to dictate how we view tragedies and interpret human beings with cultures and religions separate from our own.

The Blackness of Blackwater

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

The good news for Blackwater fans is that things are not as bleak as they appear. A report found that Blackwater guards were involved in almost 200 shootings in Iraq between 2005 and 2007.

US Afghan Airstrike Spurs Protests

Quqnoos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of locals in a protest rally criticised the US-led fatal air-bombing in which locals claim at least 200 casualties...

Most Civilian Deaths In Iraq Were From Kidnapping-Executions: Report

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The most common cause of death for civilians in the first five years of the Iraq war was execution after being kidnapped, according to a report publis...

Iraq: Six Long Years Of Deception

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Six years ago today I was in Kuwait awaiting orders to cross the border into Iraq with the first wave of invading forces. So many questions remain unanswered.

Violent Veterans, the Big Picture

Helen Benedict | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Helen Benedict

Iraq War veterans seem to be killing and hurting themselves and others more than veterans of any other war in American history.

Top Ten Heroes of the George W. Bush Era

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

As the W. Bush regime comes to an end it seems appropriate to pay tribute to the countless individuals and groups who have spent the last nearly 8 years exposing this government.

US Strike Kills Eight Members Of Iraqi Family, Reports Say

McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD -- At least eight civilians, all from one family and including women, were killed in a U.S. raid and airstrike Friday near Tikrit , Iraqi poli...

7 Years Later: Could Civilians Be Key to Winning the War on Terror?

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

More and more people around the world are disavowing violence against civilians, and support for terrorism is drying up.

Conventioneers Must Fully Address Iraq

Tony Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Martin

Today, as much as ever, Iraq represents one of the most politically, economically, and militarily significant events in US history. It is time America looked with courage and honesty at the cost of the Iraqi invasion and occupation.

The Banality of Rick Ayers or, Hiding in Plain Sight

Marc Garlasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Garlasco

Rick Ayers is rightly upset by the number of dead in Iraq and Afghanistan but in his ire, he blames the wrong guy -- me. I tried my very best to minimize civilian casualties -- as required by the Geneva Conventions.

ACLU Releases Shocking Report on Civilian Deaths in Iraq

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

I have been charting the civilian death toll in Iraq, along with the payment of funds to victims and survivors. These latest documents "tell us that victims and their families are being overlooked by US forces."

John McCain Dismisses the War's Collateral Damage

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laila Al-Arian

America's occupation of Iraq has destroyed not only the people suffering under it, but the troops who were asked to carry it out.

National Journal Review Finds Problems With 2006 Iraq Civilian Death Count

National Journal | Neil Munro and Carl M. Cannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three weeks before the 2006 midterm elections gave Democrats control of Congress, a shocking study reported on the number of Iraqis who had died in th...

UN To Probe Iraqi, Afghan Civilian Deaths

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A United Nations expert said Friday he plans to study whether members of the U.S. military or government contractors such as Blackwater USA violate in...