In the News: Oct-22
Coalition Airstrike Kills 9 Afghan Soldiers - 22 Oct 2008 at 2:33pm - The U.S.-led coalition said the attack may have been "a case of mistaken identity on both sides."
Doubts on Iraq Security Pact Revives Focus on U.N. - 22 Oct 2008 at 2:29pm - Russia?s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, told reporters that his country would support allowing U.S. troops to stay in Iraq under a United Nations mandate.
Iraq seeks changes to wording, not backbone of pact - 22 Oct 2008 at 2:24pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad will demand changes to the wording of a pact allowing U.S. troops to stay in Iraq but will not seek to renegotiate the "backbone" of the agreement, Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Wednesday.
Iraq says will not be bullied into signing US pact - 22 Oct 2008 at 12:50pm - BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraq warned on Wednesday it would not be bullied into signing a security pact with the United States despite US leaders warning of potentially dire consequences if it failed to approve the deal.
Thought for the day:
It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor. -Neil Gaiman, Sandman