Outbreak of Armed Conflict in Kirkuk Feared

Outbreak of armed conflict in Kirkuk feared.

Fighting between Russia, Georgia risks wider war.

Iraq will try to ensure that its army is “self-sufficient” by summer of 2009, when the Iraqi government wants US troops out of its cities and stationed on bases.

The CIA official who told Ron Suskind that the White House had ordered his agency to forge a document tying Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda and suggesting recent uranium purchases on his part in fall of 2003 said that this sort of request typically came from Vice President Dick Cheney’s shop, and his chief of staff Scooter Libby. This according to a transcript of a taperecording of the interview done by Suskind with the official ‘on the record.’

Surprise!

Why does Pakistan get all the good impeachments?

Muqtada al-Sadr’s peace is a bid for power, according to this Abu Dhabi newspaper. That makes more sense than the WSJ’s odd conviction that the Sadr Movement is declining (on the basis of what evidence?)

On the American way of propaganda.

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