$736 million Baghdad Embassy A Fire Risk

The firefighting system in the massive $736 million embassy complex in Baghdad has potential safety problems that top U.S. officials dismissed in their rush to declare construction largely completed by the end of last year, according to internal State Department documents, e-mails and interviews.

Some officials assert that in the push to […]

Blackwater Gases U.S. Troops

Well, here’s another well kept secret about Bush’s favorite mercenary death squad. Apparently in 2005, Blackwater dropped CS gas, a riot-control substance, from a helicopter. They also released it from an armored vehicle on U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians at the checkpoint to the Green Zone. Blackwater, being the steroid boneheads that they […]

Cholera Death In Baghdad

Bush, Petraeus and Crocker can spew their lies about success in Iraq and that conditions improving. How can you have a country on the correct track to peace and unity, if you can not even get the freaking infrastructure working? The fact that Iraqi’s do not have clean water and sanitation […]

Baghdadis Dismiss Report As ‘Theater’

Some in Baghdad are watching the testimony of General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker and here’s what they have to say.

BAGHDAD (Agence France-Presse) — A group of Iraqis watching the stuttering start of proceedings before the U.S. Congress yesterday, which could influence whether U.S. troops remain in their country, said they were unimpressed.

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Five Armies Fighting for the Same Iraq, Against Each Other

Al Jazeera in depth research into Iraq’s many armies: Four years ago the fighting in Iraq was just beginning. The armed group al-Qaeda in Iraq did not even exist and Sunni and Shia groups were working together against the US-led forces.

Three years ago, sectarian divisions escalated into a battle some believe […]

Poorly Trained Troops Have No Clue How To Behave

Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules

by Ryan Lenz

New documents released Tuesday regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.

“The simple fact of the matter is interrogation […]

Delusions of McCain: Bush Trip Proves Surge Is Working

John McCain doesn’t need to be running for president; he needs to running for the Iraq War spin doctor. While in Iowa, McCain actually stated that “the surge” is working and Bush was safe there and it was a “free fire zone”. Well of course Bush was safe and in a free fire […]

Nightmare of Bush War Games – Curtain Call For Iran

Will President Bush bomb Iran?

In a nondescript room, two blocks from the American Capitol building, a group of Bush administration staffers is gathered to consider the gravest threat their government has faced this century: the testing of a nuclear weapon by Iran.

Nightmare scenario

The United States, no longer […]

Rumsfeld “dismissed” and “ignored” the warnings

A second key British general has criticised US post-war policy in Iraq.

Maj Gen Tim Cross, who was the most senior UK officer involved in post-war planning, told the Sunday Mirror US policy was “fatally flawed“. His comments came after Gen Sir Mike Jackson, head of the Army during the […]

Bush Still In Denial, National Intelligence Estimate

Today, the National Intelligence Council released an unclassified summary of the most recent National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq. The report paints a grim picture of the political and security situation in Iraq and is at odds with the President’s assessment.

BossKitty says: Regardless of all the official and unofficial reports gushing in, […]