Friday, April 11, 2008

In the News: Apr-11

Gates: Iran hikes support for militias - 11 Apr 2008 at 1:04pm - WASHINGTON -- Iranian support for militias in Iraq has grown, top U.S. defense leaders said Friday, asserting that recent battles in Basra gave the Iraqis an eye-opening view of Iran's increased negative role there.
Has the U.S. not also supported militias in Iraq? It's conceivable there are those in Iraq who see the United States' role in Iraq in a negative light. For example....

Al-Sadr Blames US for Aide's Death - 11 Apr 2008 at 1:35pm - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has blamed the United States and the Iraqi government for the death of a senior aide in the holy city of Najaf.

US Ambassador to Iraq says embassy ready - 11 Apr 2008 at 10:33am - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Friday that American diplomats will start moving into the new embassy in Baghdad at the end of May, and should be safer in the more fortified complex inside the so-called Green Zone, which has been hit repeatedly by insurgent rocket fire.

Thought for the day:
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die. -Jean-Paul Sartre (1905 - 1980), The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)


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