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Washington Has Always Exploited Our Suffering

February 11, 2006 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

We remember the suffering Iraqis underwent due to U.N. trade sanctions, which lasted from 1990 to shortly after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. The victims of the embargo were millions of ordinary Iraqis who were denied food and medicine and basic amenities. The people of Iraq were the victims of the U.N.-imposed and [Read more]

Americans Hand Most of Mosul Over to Iraqi Forces

January 26, 2006 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

U.S. troops have withdrawn from the part of the northern city of Mosul situated on the right bank of the Tigris River, and have handed security of this vital part of the restive city to Iraqi forces. The part now under Iraqi control makes up the largest portion of the city of nearly 2 million people. U.S. troops are [Read more]

Iraqis Demand Exactly What Bush Promised: 'Victory'

January 23, 2006 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

Many Iraqis have expressed indignation and disappointment at U.S. President George W. Bush's prediction that violence this year is to further intensify. They were even angrier when the President openly supported the government's decision to boost fuel prices nearly fivefold. Some even accused the President of [Read more]

Letter from a Disgruntled Iraqi to President Bush

January 16, 2006 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

Dear Mr. Bush, Please accept my warmest greetings and appreciation for all the "good things" your "friendly and liberating" troops have brought to my country. In the nearly three years since "the liberation," you and your troops have been leading us along the path of "democracy and freedom" and have managed to bring [Read more]

Iraqi Voters Will 'Not Be Fooled Again'

December 13, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

In the days shortly before and shortly after the U.S. invasion, we were given rosy promises, some of them by the invaders themselves and some by Iraqi exiles who returned to the country. We were told each Iraqi family would be given a share of the revenues from our massive oil riches. Iraqis would no longer suffer [Read more]
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