SEARCH BLOG: IRAQ
Lost in the domestic economic issues is the war in Iraq. It gets passing mention now and then, but aside from John McCain, few are saying much.
For example, here are the current "World" items from Google:
The only thing about Iraq is a story about a soldier who is supposed to have used the Quran as a target. Hardly stuff of world-consequence.
Clinton closing in Oregon polls - Boston GlobeThe latest pre-primary polls suggest that Hillary Clinton has faint hopes of stalling Barack Obama's march to the Democratic nomination. State to Lay Out Steps for Sect Parents to Regain Children - ABC NewsBy SCOTT MICHELS and MARK MOONEY At a series of hearings beginning today, Texas child protection workers are expected to tell a judge that members of a West Texas polygamous sect must renounce an alleged decades-long practice of marrying underage girls ... Clinton: Did gender help or hurt? - MSNBCThe post-mortems continue… The New York Times looks at the role of gender. "Along with the usual post-mortems about strategy, message and money, Mrs. Wildfire smoke moving toward Miami, weather service says - CNN(CNN) -- Forecasters issued a dense smoke advisory for South Florida on Monday, saying smoke from the Everglades National Park wildfire could obscure visibility, especially if it combines with morning fog. McCain vows to fight US farm subsidies, tariffs - ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Monday vowed to aid small farmers by targeting agricultural tariffs and subsidies doled out to agribusiness. Nassau cop still critical after traffic stop accident - NewsdayBY JOSEPH MALLIA | firstname.lastname@example.org A Nassau police officer remained in critical condition Monday morning after a suspected drunken driver plowed into his cruiser during a traffic stop in Plainview, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Sirens, horns wail across China as country mourns earthquake victims - International Herald TribuneAP BEIJING: Construction workers put down their tools, drivers stopped suddenly in the street, and rescuers briefly paused in their increasingly vain search for survivors amid the rubble of China's earthquake devastation. Myanmar to let Asean neighbors help to coordinate aid - International Herald TribuneBy Seth Mydans BANGKOK: Myanmar agreed Monday to let its Southeast Asian neighbors help coordinate foreign relief assistance for cyclone victims, bending to international pressure to allow in aid, said George Yeo, foreign minister of Singapore. Zimbabwe opposition accuses military over leader assassination plot - CNN International(CNN) -- Zimbabwe's main opposition party has accused the government of President Robert Mugabe of orchestrating a plot to assassinate its leader Morgan Tsvangirai. So. Africa fights anti-foreigner attacks - The Associated PressREIGER PARK, South Africa (AP) - Police fired rubber bullets and made arrests Monday to try to quell outbursts of anti-foreigner violence in and around Johannesburg, and said the death toll had reached 22. Bush’s Speech Prods Middle East Leaders - New York TimesBy SHERYL GAY STOLBERG SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt - After basking in a showy celebration of America’s close ties with Israel, President Bush criticized other Middle East leaders on Sunday, prodding them to expand their economies, offer equal opportunity to ... Iraq party: Punish US soldier who shot at Quran - CNN InternationalBAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's most powerful Sunni Arab political party on Monday said a US soldier's desecration of the
Let's see, here is something from 3 months ago:
Could it be that Nancy and Harry were just plain wrong? Could it be that George was just plain right? Horrors!
It has taken nine bloody and difficult months, but the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops appears at last to have brought not just a lull in the sectarian fighting in Iraq, but the first tangible steps toward genuine political reconciliation.
Last week, the parliament passed a crucial package of legislation that reflects real compromise among the many factions on three of the thorniest issues that have bedeviled Iraq. First, a law requires that provincial elections be held by Oct. 1, and requires that a law spelling out the details on conducting the election be passed within 90 days.
Was Iraq a convenient political distraction until something closer to home came up? Now we have the oil price issue... and refusal to allow more oil drilling and talk about new windfall profit taxes and restriction of the free market through mileage mandates.
Can it be that one party's agenda is simply to be against something until they get power?