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Joan Wile : Granny for Peace Welcomes Iraq Withdrawal

Members of Granny Peace Brigade at Lincoln Center. Photo from the New York Observer.As Iraq troops come home:Peace granny is ‘cautiously optimistic’ By Joan Wile / The Rag Blog / October 26, 2011 NEW YORK — The news hit me … finish reading Joan Wile : Granny for Peace Welcomes Iraq Withdrawal

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Scott Ritter on ‘Victory’ in Iraq

Iraqi national police stand guard at a checkpoint in central Baghdad two days before U.S. troops withdraw from the city, as a sandstorm blankets Iraq’s capital. Photo: Hadi Mizban/AP.So This Is What Victory Looks Like?By Scott Ritter / July 7, … finish reading Scott Ritter on ‘Victory’ in Iraq

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Tom Hayden on Iraq and Afghanistan : Partial Peace, Looming War

President Obama announced his plan for withdrawing troops from Iraq at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Friday, Feb. 27. Photo by Doug Mills / The New York Times Obama’s official stance comes after many months of appearing to support the notion … finish reading Tom Hayden on Iraq and Afghanistan : Partial Peace, Looming War

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Petraeus Angry : Obama Overrides His Bid to Delay Iraq Withdrawal

A campaigning Barack Obama with Gen. David Patraeus in a helicopter ride over Baghdad. Pool photo by Ssg. Lorie Jewell / AP.‘A White House staffer present at the meeting was quoted by the source as saying, “Petraeus made the mistake … finish reading Petraeus Angry : Obama Overrides His Bid to Delay Iraq Withdrawal

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Does the Pentagon Intend to Betray the Iraq SOFA?

U.S. Army soldiers search an abandoned house for weapons and illegal materials during a patrol in Haidraq, Iraq, April 6, 2008. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army, by Spc. C.W. Gill.U.S. Military Defiant on Key Terms of Iraqi PactBy Gareth Porter … finish reading Does the Pentagon Intend to Betray the Iraq SOFA?

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P. Cockburn: Iraq SOFA* Hands US Total Defeat

It’s All Spelled Out in Unpublicized Agreement: Total Defeat for U.S. in IraqBy Patrick Cockburn / December 11, 2008 On November 27 the Iraqi parliament voted by a large majority in favor of a security agreement with the US under … finish reading P. Cockburn: Iraq SOFA* Hands US Total Defeat

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Not All Iraqis Are Satisfied with the SOFA*

Supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burn U.S. flags during a protest after Friday prayers in Baghdad’s Sadr City November 28, 2008. Photo: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters.Thousands of Iraqis protest U.S. security pactBy Wisam Mohammed / November 28, 2008 BAGHDAD — A … finish reading Not All Iraqis Are Satisfied with the SOFA*

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SOFA* Finally Gets Through Iraqi Parliament

Iraqi parliament approves landmark US military pactBy Salam Faraj / November 27, 2008 BAGHDAD – Iraq’s parliament on Thursday approved a landmark military pact that will see all US troops withdraw by the end of 2011, eight years after the … finish reading SOFA* Finally Gets Through Iraqi Parliament

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Massive Baghdad Protest Against the SOFA*

An effigy of President Bush hangs on the pedestal where a famous statue of Saddam Hussein once stood in central Baghdad. It was burned after a rally for followers of anti-American cleric Muqtuda al-Sadr Friday, November 21, 2008. Photo: Caesar … finish reading Massive Baghdad Protest Against the SOFA*

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US Says Iraq SOFA* Discussions Are Complete

From whence does this arrogance arise? Why do citizens and, more especially, the government of the United States believe that they can dictate to anyone else around the world the conditions of discussion? Why has the humility so necessary for … finish reading US Says Iraq SOFA* Discussions Are Complete

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A Great Idea: Give the Baghdad Embassy to Iraqis

A bold step for US good will in Iraq: Convert the huge US Embassy into a university.By Adil E. Shamoo / November 4, 2008 Baltimore – Here’s a bold proposal for the next US president: Issue an order to convert … finish reading A Great Idea: Give the Baghdad Embassy to Iraqis

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US Using UN Backdoor to Get Iraqi SOFA*

Iraqi women pass U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tony Carter, 34,from Cross, S.C. as he patrols in Mosul.U.S. weighs U.N. option to remain in Iraq: Shifts strategy after Baghdad crosses ‘red lines’ in proposalBy Nicholas Kralev / November 3, 2008 The … finish reading US Using UN Backdoor to Get Iraqi SOFA*

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