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Suicide Bomb Kills Scores in Restaurant | Blackwater Troops Indicted | UK Troops to Leave in March?

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December 14th, 2008
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Suicide Bomb Kills 55 at Packed Iraq Restaurant  

Suicide Bomb Kills 55 at Packed Iraq Restaurant
By Marwan Ibrahim, Middle East Online
"The restaurant was full when the bomb exploded," said one survivor. "It sent glass flying and destroyed the walls." Read more »

 

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Massive Bombing In Iraqi Oil Area  

Massive Bombing In Iraqi Oil Area

Kirkuk is Iraq's second most important oil area, and the scene of dispute between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs. Read more »

British Troops to Start Leaving Iraq in March  

British Troops to Start Leaving Iraq in March

Next stop for the U.K. military equipment and some troops: Afghanistan. Read more »

Blackwater Operatives Indicted for Slaughter of Iraqi Civilians  

Blackwater Operatives Indicted for Slaughter of Iraqi Civilians

A U.S. court indicted 5 Blackwater mercenaries on multiple charges stemming from the Nisour Square attacks. Read more »

NBC's  

NBC's "One-Man Military-Industrial-Media Complex"

As a consultant for military contractors, retired general and Pentagon pundit Barry McCaffrey is a first-class war profiteer. Read more »

KBR Kept Foreign Contractors in Squalid Warehouses for Months  

KBR Kept Foreign Contractors in Squalid Warehouses for Months

Some 1,000 Asian workers have spent up to three months in windowless warehouses in Baghdad, without money or a place to work. Read more »

Former U.S. Interrogator: Torture Policy Has Led to More Deaths than 9/11 Attacks  

Former U.S. Interrogator: Torture Policy Has Led to More Deaths than 9/11 Attacks

"How anyone can say that torture keeps Americans safe is beyond me," says the author of How to Break a Terrorist. Read more »

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End the War in Iraq, Now.  

End the War in Iraq, Now.

What do you think the people of Iraq would like to see in Obama's first one hundred days? Read more »

Kurds Clash with Central Government Over Oil Contracts  

Kurds Clash with Central Government Over Oil Contracts

The central government has repeatedly declared that the 17 contracts the Kurds have signed with foreign oil firms are illegal. Read more »

Obama's Afghanistan Dilemma: 'Growing Dissent' on More Troops  

Obama's Afghanistan Dilemma: 'Growing Dissent' on More Troops

With the presidential election concluded, the progressive voices of skepticism have grown only louder. Read more »

 

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