As the case of Private Lynndie England, a woman that took pleasure in torturing Iraqis at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, grabs headlines once again, Iraqis have the right to ask about the victims of her abuse.
The American soldier will not receive the maximum jail sentence simply because she has agreed to plead [Read more]
It has been two years since U.S. troops occupied Baghdad, putting an end to the rule of one of the worst dictators in our history. But this does not give them carte blanche to kill, humiliate and imprison at whim.
The troops are said to be here in order to preserve security. And in gratitude for their efforts, our [Read more]
Every visit to Iraq by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over the past two years has been like a bad omen, a harbinger of bad times. All but his most recent trip on April 12.
On this last visit to Baghdad, Rumsfeld must have felt like he was reciting his own obituary.
He came to attend his own funeral and see [Read more]
Anger and resentment at America's presence in the country are being fueled by the "sweep" operations of U.S. Troops in search of suspects and Iraqi prisoners languishing in U.S.[-run] jails, according to political and human rights activists.
They said U.S. troops storm homes, arrest women and children, and use [Read more]
One of the ironies in the new Iraq is that with all of the talk of chemical weapons, many have forgotten that at just about this time two years ago, thousands of bombs were dropped on our country, the weight of which would equal all those dropped in the world's major wars.
We have almost forgotten that American troops [Read more]
Yes, we are now free of Saddam Hussein's rein of terror. But the question is whether we are willing to accept foreign servitude.
Two years after the fall of Saddam Hussein's statue in the heart of Baghdad, the same question seems to be haunting many Iraqis.
In March 2003 we thought the removal of Saddam Hussein would [Read more]
In a few days, control over the neighborhood of Bataween, a densely populated, low-income quarter in the heart of Baghdad, will be the sole responsibility of Iraqi forces, according to a senior [Iraqi] National Guard officer.
Brigadier General Abdujabbar Khalaf said by that with the transfer of Bataween to Iraqi [Read more]