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Muqtada Sadr

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  • Don't dump Maliki

    What does sovereignty mean? In the case of Iraq, Washington can't seem to decide. On June 28, 2004, the United States ceremoniously ended its occupation of Iraq by transferring sovereignty to its hand-picked interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi. Three...
  • Shades of gray in Basra

    In the painful years since 9/11, President Bush has sought to provide Americans with a morally coherent narrative to explain our two long wars and other costly foreign involvements. And although the probity of the Iraq war has been widely debated, most...
  • Wars within wars in Iraq

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ Despite what you may have heard, there is no "war" in Iraq. Rather, there are many wars raging through the Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni territories. These wars are complicated and deep-seated, with roots that,...
  • Maliki's slate prevails over religious foes in Iraqi vote

    BAGHDAD -- Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has won a resounding victory in provincial elections across Iraq, cashing in on his strongman image while dealing a sharp defeat to outright religious parties, according to preliminary results released Thursday....
  • IRAQ: Allawi and Sadr make nice in Damascus

     
    Former Iraq Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and Shiite religious cleric Muqtada Sadr smiled at each other Monday like two old friends. They laughed and exchanged warm glances in Damascus, home of the Baath party, the political organization which rules Syria......
  • Beating an orderly retreat

    GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, has promised to return to Washington in September to report on the outcome of his surge strategy. I hope he will say that sectarian killings, bombings and U.S. casualties are all down. But even if...
  • Al Qaeda's new enemy -- Iraqis

    LAST MONTH, the Associated Press reported that residents of Amariya, one of the bastions of Al Qaeda control in Baghdad, turned on the terrorists and, with U.S. help, killed their leader and many of his followers. The fight is emblematic of a larger trend...
  • Shiite pilgrims see promise of new Iraq on Islam's path

    NAJAF, Iraq - Barefoot on pavement heated like coals, the young man carrying a big red flag under a red-hot sun was limping from the blisters, but a rest, or even shoes, was not an option, never mind that his destination was still a 22-mile walk ahead...
  • Why America Has Waged a Losing Battle on Fallouja

    Why America Has Waged a Losing Battle on Fallouja
    FALLOUJA, Iraq — As soon as the women of Fallouja learned that four Americans had been killed, their bodies mutilated, burned and strung up from a bridge, they knew a terrible battle was coming. They filled their bathtubs and buckets with water....