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Back in Iraq

August 10, 2014

Iraq is a mess. Unfortunately that line could have been described Iraq at any time since 1980.  Like Tito in Yugoslavia, Saddam was able to keep all the various factions in line, usually with brute force.  Remove Saddam from the mix and without proper planning and support, a mess could ensue.  And it did. After [...]

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Terror in Mumbai

November 27, 2008

As you’ve probably heard by now, a new terror group calling themselves the “Deccan Mujaheddin” pulled off your standard al Qaeda-style multiple attack yesterday on 10 targets in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), killing over 100 people, injuring over 300 and taking Western tourists hostage.  Some of the dead have been identified as Western –British, Australian, [...]

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Leaving Iraq by 2011

November 16, 2008

An agreement was reached in committee yesterday which spells out a timetable for US withdrawal from Iraq.  The draft will be voted on tomorrow in a special session of the Iraqi Parliament.  A new Status of Forces Agreement is necessary since our UN mandate to be in Iraq expires by the end of the year (some [...]

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