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America Brought This War, But Iraqis Must Die In It

September 18, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

To persuade Americans that the "war on terror" is worth the price in money and human life, the U.S. administration keeps telling them that Iraq has become the hub for terrorists all over the world. The U.S. administration says that Americans will remain safe so long as U.S. troops remain in that country, fighting the [Read more]

Please Mr. Bush, No More Sacrifices!

August 30, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

In his efforts to bolster his falling ratings, U.S. President George W. Bush has let no occasion pass without telling Americans that the Iraq War is worth sacrifices. By insisting that the sacrifices in Iraq are worth it, the President wants to drive the following message home: his Iraq policy will go ahead regardless [Read more]

Finally, Mr. Bush Realizes 'Ostriches Cannot Fly!'

August 18, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

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]

Iraq: A Country Without Statistics

August 16, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

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]

No Escape from Iraq's 'Gates of Hell'

August 8, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

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]

A Taste Of Life from the Streets of Baghdad

July 31, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

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]

Sadr City Council Makes ‘Deal’ with U.S. Forces

July 21, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

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 Mr. Bush, Iraq Is Just a Battlefield

July 6, 2005 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

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]
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