Saturday, July 19, 2008

In the News: Jul-19

Iraqi PM says US should leave as soon as possible - 19 Jul 2008 at 7:11pm - BERLIN -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says U.S. troops should leave Iraq "as soon as possible," according to a magazine report, and he called presidential candidate Barack Obama's suggestion of 16 months "the right timeframe for a withdrawal."

In shift, Sunnis join Iraqi government, raising hopes of reconciliation - 19 Jul 2008 at 4:34pm - BAGHDAD — In a shift toward political reconciliation and away from sectarianism, Iraq's largest Sunni bloc ended a nearly yearlong boycott Saturday and rejoined the cabinet, retaking six ministry spots.

Thought for the day:
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. -John Cage (1912 - 1992)


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