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January 13, 2009

Flying While Muslim

Aggregated from: IraqPundit

I’ve been thinking about Raed Jarrar’s successful court case. Jarrar is a Palestinian-Iraqi who left Baghdad a few years ago and moved to the United States. He is known in the blogosphere for his provocative postings, which have been highly critical of the U.S. presence in Iraq.Now, Ja...

December 9, 2008

Bush's Children

Aggregated from: IraqPundit

Some writers try to come off as concerned about Iraq's civilians. They even say that it's wrong to use them as political pawns. But actually that's all Iraqis are to the mainstream media. The journalists hate George Bush so much that they put the Iraqi population in the same recycle bin with Bush.On...

WaPo Misses Another Story

Aggregated from: IraqPundit

If we are to believe the Washington Post, Iraqi women were doing just fine under Saddam Hussein's Baathist rule. In a story today, a reporter writes about a woman, "[Muna] Saud remembered when Iraqi women didn't need wasta -- connections -- to find a job. In the late 1970s, thousands of Iraqi women,...

Cost of Iraq war: 300,000 brain damaged Americans

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

UPDATEDIt seems the war in Iraq has left 0.1% of the US population with brain damage. This report in the LA Times is simply staggering:A recent Rand Corp. report . . . estimated that 19% of the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, or more than 300,000 people, have come back with traumatic bra...

O.J. Ayers

Aggregated from: IraqPundit

William Ayers has a piece in the NYT today in which he responds to accusations during the election campaign. He says he is nothing like the image presented by the media and the bloggers and "the character invented to serve this drama wasn’t me, not even close."IraqPundit was one of the blogs ...

Say It In Baghdad

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Today's question is what Muslim city can turn itself into an appropriate backdrop for theater of Barack Obama? When John Kennedy spoke in Berlin, his speech became an historic soundbite. It appears BHO is looking for a similar clip for his own story.The NYT's Helene Cooper writes that Obama has a sp...

December 8, 2008

Egypt: Wael Abbas refuses to meet President Bush

Egyptian blogger and activist Wael Abbas just announced on his blog that he turned down an invitation to meet up with Bush. Marwa Rakha translates his post from Arabic.

December 4, 2008

Obama the Shiite

Aggregated from: IraqPundit

It all makes sense now. A friend sent me this link, which explains that many in the Middle East believe that Barack Obama is Shiite. You want proof?The Time magazine story says: "A Pew opinion poll a month ahead of the Nov. 4 election showed that 12% of Americans still thought Obama was a Muslim. Th...

Iraqis react to new pact on withdrawal of US troops

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Inside Iraq, a blog maintained by Iraqi journalists, provides us with live reactions to what Iraqis said when they read about the Parliament passing a pact which will end the presence of US troops in their country. ...

Iraq: Withdrawal of US Troops Blueprint

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Raed in the Middle, from Iraq, provides us with a ‘rough' translation of an agreement between Iraq and US on the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. ...