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Raed Jarrar is an Arab-American political advocate based in Washington DC.
Saudi Arabia and Israel's Growing Alliance, a Match Made in Hell
Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The Iran nuclear deal is redrawing political lines in the Middle East.
We Must Force Obama to Stick to His Deadline to Withdraw From Iraq
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.
Is Obama's Iraq Policy on the Brink of a Backward Slide?
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.
Iraq Throws Obama a Curve Ball, Key 2010 Elections in Peril
Posted on: Nov 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Obama has muddied the waters in his response to the current election crisis.
Five Things You Need to Know to Understand the Latest Violence in Iraq
Posted on: Mar 26, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The traditional media is incapable of reporting what's going on in Southern Iraq.
The Iraqi Civil War Bush and the Media Don't Tell You About
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.
Bush, Maliki Break Iraqi Law to Renew U.N. Mandate for Occupation
Posted on: Dec 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet
A majority of Iraqi lawmakers say renewal requests not ratified by the parliament are illegal.
Iraqi Government to UN: 'Don't Extend Mandate for Bush's Occupation'
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.
The Senate's 'Rebuke' to Bush's Iraq Policy Is a Blueprint for Ethnic Cleansing
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.
Only a U.S. Withdrawal Will Stop Al Qaeda in Iraq
Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet
The conventional wisdom has it all wrong.
The Battle for Iraq is About Oil and Democracy, Not Religion!
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.
Bush Says Weâ€™ll Be in Iraq for 50 Years, But Reporters Don't Bother to Ask Iraqis to Comment
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.
Iraqi Lawmakers Pass Resolution That May Force End to Occupation
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.
U.S. Imperial Ambitions Thwart Iraqis' Peace Plans
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.
Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation
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.
Iraq's Sectarian Bloodshed 'Made in the USA'
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.
U.S. Waters Down Iraqi Peace Plan
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.
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