It took U.S. President George W. Bush over two years to understand that an ostrich, though a bird, is too large to fly. That is how many Iraqis interpret a report in the Washington Post in which senior White House officials are quoted as saying that Bush has lowered his expectations of what can be achieved in Iraq. [Read more]
We are a country without statistics to the extent that we have no exact figures on the number of our people who get killed or go missing. We are a country without charts and tables and it seems that in Iraq, numbers, an essential part of a civilized society, have lost their significance.
Our politicians try to [Read more]
The headline of this article is not the title of a science fiction film. It truthfully portrays what is taking place in Iraq.
The gates of hell are now wide open – thanks to the U.S. invasion – and the fires have enveloped almost everything in our country.
There is no electricity, no water, no fuel, no food [Read more]
You are on the edge of an abyss any time you dare wander the streets, as trigger-happy Iraqi guards and U.S. troops rarely miss their targets. Security forces patrolling the streets and bodyguards traveling in convoys to protect senior officials have their fingers on the trigger wherever they go. As they move, they [Read more]
The municipal council of Sadr City, Baghdad’s most populated quarter where more than 2 million people live, has reached a new agreement with U.S. troops on policing the impoverished town.
Under the terms of the agreement, U.S. troops have agreed to withdraw from the city and leave security to its fledgling police [Read more]
To reverse a disastrous slump in his approval ratings due to his Iraq policy, U.S. President George W. Bush told Americans last week that if U.S. troops were not fighting the terrorists on foreign soil they would be fighting them on American soil. Bush and his advisers must have been alarmed as approval ratings for [Read more]
U.S. troops in Iraq kill innocent Iraqis almost on a daily basis, but our U.N. envoy deigns to speak up only when it is one of his relatives that are murdered.
In his capacity as a public official and a representative of the nation, Samir Sumaidaie should have presented the case of the fathers, mothers, women, [Read more]
Ex-senior Iraqi aides currently in U.S. custody have refused to testify against their former leader Saddam Hussein when recently questioned by magistrates.
An Iraqi tribunal set up to try Saddam Hussein and his senior aides has released footage of them answering questions over past atrocities.
Saddam appeared in a [Read more]
Six months after the U.S. war on Falluja, many residents still live in refugee camps and students attend classes in tents.
Many school buildings, like almost everything else in the city, are heaps of ruin. They are without walls, doors or windows – the outcome of U.S. bombardment and aggression.
It is still hard to [Read more]
There seems to be no end to the flow of reports on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. This legendary rebel has now come to haunt the Americans the way Saddam Hussein did before his overthrow two years ago.
For many Iraqis, the name “Saddam Hussein” has been replaced by “Zarqawi.” The only difference is that while they [Read more]