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  Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During these protests, members of the Iraqi insurgency (who may or may not have been tied to al-Sadr) ambushed a Coalition patrol guarding a trash collecting unit in Sadr-City resulting in the deaths of 8 soldiers.
Criticism of the Iraq War : A list of common criticisms of the 2003 invasion and subsequent military occupation of Iraq.
War on Terrorism (in U.S. foreign policy circles, the global war on terrorism or GWOT) is a campaign by the United States and some of its allies to rid the world of terrorist groups and to end state sponsorship of terrorism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Occupation_of_Iraq   (8946 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: Asia: Overview
It was also likely that if the warlords were not disarmed and dislodged, elections scheduled for 2004 would merely serve to confirm them in their current positions, except with the added legitimacy of a popular vote (albeit one held at the barrel of a gun).
Otherwise, in an atmosphere of rising religious intolerance at home and the demonization of Islam abroad, the appearance that Western countries are actively supporting unpopular governments and their heavy-handed policies runs the risk of radicalizing public opinion and creating a self-fulfilling prophecy: intolerant, backwards looking, anti-modern states that could one day slide into fundamentalism.
During 2002, Australia did accept a number of asylum seekers in Indonesia and the Pacific detention facilities for resettlement, but it continued to deny that it had any special responsibility for resettlement of the caseload created by its non-admission policies.
www.hrw.org /wr2k3/asia.html   (6832 words)

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Muslims, Islam, and the Iraq War "The focus of this webpage, unlike most websites on the Iraq war, is to inform the public in a scholarly manner about the relationship of the war in Iraq to Islam and Muslims"
The Press and the Myths of War "If we saw how war turns young people into intoxicated killers, how it gives soldiers a license to destroy not only things but other human beings, and if we saw the perverse thrill such destruction brings, we would be horrified and frightened...
It is spouted by Labour and Tory opponents of the war.
www.criticalthink.info /webindex/iraq.htm   (3699 words)

 FAIR ACTION ALERT: Lack of Skepticism Leads to Poor Reporting on Iraq Weapons Claims
A lack of skepticism toward official U.S. sources has already led prominent American journalists into embarrassing errors in their coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly in relation to claims that proof had been found that Iraq possesses banned weapons.
While journalists were not typically as credulous of this claim as they were with the Scud story, and generally remembered to attribute it to military sources, accounts still tended to be breathless and to extrapolate wildly from an unconfirmed report.
U.S.-based journalists are generally quick to caution readers, when describing an allegation made by Iraq, that the information "could not be independently confirmed." The fact is that information provided by any government should be treated with skepticism; reporters might try extending their critical approach to the U.S. military's statements.
www.fair.org /activism/scuds.html   (974 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iraq war: Unanswered questions
One feature of the war in Iraq was the speed and immediacy with which many events were reported by the media.
British journalist Richard Gaisford, who is with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards just outside Basra, says British troops are bombarding the mortar positions in an effort to support the uprising.
He says that there are Western intelligence reports that Iraqi officials had "cleared up" the site of the Shula bombing "to disguise their own responsibility for what took place".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/2929411.stm   (1864 words)

 Middle East and North Africa cases 2004
Most journalists were forced to leave the city as a result of the ban, although a number of reporters managed to remain.
The journalists were told by Iraqi police that they had been detained in response to a report broadcast by the Dubai-based satellite news channel Al-Arabiyya saying that senior Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Husseini al-Sistani was to arrive in Najaf to lead a demonstration.
The remainder died at the hands of Iraqi armed forces during the combat phase of the war, or in crossfire from unclear sources.
www.cpj.org /cases04/mideast_cases04/iraq.html   (5235 words)

The allied campaign in Iraq will officially transition from war to reconstruction tonight when President Bush addresses the nation at 9:00 PM, announcing the end of combat operations.
With their war all but won in less than four weeks, the United States and Britain headed into talks on April 15 with Iraq's fractious groups on how to rule the country now that Saddam Hussein is gone.
The best feel-good story of the war occurred today after seven American POWs were released by the Iraqis into the custody of the coalition.
uswarblog.tripod.com /warblog   (2897 words)

 Bad Attitudes: Iraq Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Iraq’s deputy justice minister, Busho Ibrahim Ali, dismissed such claims, saying hostage-holding was a tactic used under the ousted Saddam Hussein dictatorship, and “we are not Saddam.” A U.S. command spokesman in Baghdad, Lt. Col.
“During the pre-operation brief it was recommended by TF personnel that if the wife were present, she be detained and held in order to leverage the primary target’s surrender,” wrote the 14-year veteran officer.
Murtha rejects the president’s argument that the war on terror is being fought in Iraq.
badattitudes.com /MT/archives/cat_iraq.html   (15479 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
Iraq expanded hand-outs and subsidies to help people cope with crushing sanctions imposed by the United Nations from 1990-2003, which contributed to the economic collapse of the country with the world's second largest world reserves.
Iraq has announced that it will launch a bidding process for new mobile phone licences in July in London, five months before the licenses held by three main regional firms are set to expire.
During a week when insurgents killed at least 15 U.S. soldiers across Iraq, four American soldiers on a foot patrol through the middle-class Karada district of the capital felt secure enough to stop at a kebab stand for shawarma sandwiches, greasy slices of chicken wrapped in pita bread.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra?id=110006964   (14589 words)

 CNN.com - Marines free seven U.S. POWs in Iraq - Apr. 13, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In Baghdad, U.S. Marines exchanged fire early Monday with snipers in a building near the Palestine Hotel, where many Western journalists are housed.
Earlier Sunday, CNN's Brent Sadler, one of the few Western journalists to travel to the immediate outskirts of Tikrit, said the town looked abandoned -- with no military movement and only a few civilians on the road.
At least one of the vehicles was hit, and a bodyguard returned fire.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/04/13/sprj.irq.war.main/index.html   (988 words)

 Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911, Dave Kopel, Independence Institute
As we go through the long list of lies and tricks in Fahrenheit 9/11, keep in mind that Michael Moore has assembled a "war room" of political operatives and lawyers in order to respond to criticism of Fahrenheit 9/11 and to file defamation suits.
During the summer, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives easily passed many of Bush’s other agenda items, including the bill whose numbering reflected the President’s top priority: H.R. 1, the Bush "No Child Left Behind" education bill.
Also, since the President knew he was on camera, it was reasonable to expect that if he had suddenly sped out of the room, his hasty movement would have been replayed incessantly on television; leaving the room quickly might have exacerbated the national mood of panic, even if Bush had excused himself calmly.
www.davekopel.com /Terror/Fiftysix-Deceits-in-Fahrenheit-911.htm   (13105 words)

 Poynter Online - War Correspondents: A Book Bibliography
Daniel, John M. The Richmond Examiner During the War.
Photographs of War - 1846 to the Present.
War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.
www.poynter.org /content/content_view.asp?id=27695   (310 words)

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