Stories by Raed Jarrar

Raed Jarrar is Iraq Consultant to the American Friends Service Committee. He blogs at Raed in the Middle. subscribe to Raed Jarrar's feed

Posted on: May 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Two key deadlines are approaching for U.S. troops to exit Iraq, deadlines that were won through the work of millions of Iraqis and Americans. We can't stop now.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Two weeks before Iraq's elections, Army Gen. Ray Odierno released a statement about U.S. progress in the country that flew in the face of Obama's official position.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Obama has muddied the waters in his response to the current election crisis.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The traditional media is incapable of reporting what's going on in Southern Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The Iraqi-Iraqi conflict is similar to the U.S. civil war: Iraqis who are want a centralized government are fighting against those favor secession.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

A majority of Iraqi lawmakers say renewal requests not ratified by the parliament are illegal.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush needs the U.N.'s cover to justify the occupation, but the only way he can renew the expiring U.N. mandate is to cut Iraq's frail democracy out of the process.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Let's call Joe Biden's Senate plan to split Iraq in three pieces for what it is: a blueprint for ethnic cleansing and possibly a full-blown civil war.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The conventional wisdom has it all wrong.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

As Gen. Petraeus takes the D.C. stage, he and the media are only giving half of the story. Shockingly, the United States, Iran and al Qaeda have the same goals in Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

When George Bush announced that he favored keeping troops in Iraq for decades, the media apparently didn't think the opinion of Iraqis mattered.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2007, Source: AlterNet

While Washington lawmakers play procedural games with an out-of-control executive branch, Iraqi legislators are working to bring an end to the occupation of their country.

Posted on: May 20, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Iraq's resistance groups have offered a series of peace plans that might put an end to the country's sectarian violence, but they've been ignored by the U.S.-led coalition because they're opposed to foreign occupation and privatization of oil.

Posted on: May 8, 2007, Source: AlterNet

More than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected for the first time on Tuesday the continuing occupation of their country. The U.S. media ignored the story.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Iraq never had a history of sectarian conflicts. U.S. policy choices provided a perfect road map for starting one.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to U.S. meddling, Iraq's new reconciliation plan will probably not entice many insurgents to lay down their weapons.