[R-G] "New Dawn" On The American Empire, Iraq Edition (Even When We Lose We Don't Go Home)
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Wed Sep 1 15:24:02 MDT 2010
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September 01 2010 Travus T. Hipp Morning News & Commentary: "New Dawn"
On The American Empire, Iraq Edition (Even When We Lose We Don't Go Home)
In The News:
The war is over... It's a "New Dawn" in Iraq.
More in the commentary.
General Ray Odierno, the outgoing U.S. commander in Iraq, said that
the formation of a new government there could still be months away.
"If we get the government formed, I think we're okay," Odierno said.
"If we don't, I don't know." [source]
President Obama spoke of Iraq yesterday in a speech, and it's been
noted that the White House has received a celebratory interior
makeover while the President and First Lady were vacationing at
Juan Cole at Informed Comment has:
"The Speech President Obama Should Give about the Iraq War (But Won’t)"
"Fellow Americans, and Iraqis who are watching this speech, I have
come here this evening not to declare a victory or to mourn a defeat
on the battlefield, but to apologize from the bottom of my heart for a
series of illegal actions and grossly incompetent policies pursued by
the government of the United States of America, in defiance of
domestic US law, international treaty obligations, and both American
and Iraqi public opinion..." [In Full]
Here's more on "What You Will Not Hear About Iraq" from President Obama:
Iraq has between 25 and 50 percent unemployment, a dysfunctional
parliament, rampant disease, an epidemic of mental illness, and
sprawling slums. The killing of innocent people has become part of
daily life. What a havoc the United States has wreaked in Iraq.
UN-HABITAT, an agency of the United Nations, recently published a
218-page report entitled State of the World’s Cities, 2010-2011. The
report is full of statistics on the status of cities around the world
and their demographics. It defines slum dwellers as those living in
urban centers without one of the following: durable structures to
protect them from climate, sufficient living area, sufficient access
to water, access to sanitation facilities, and freedom from eviction.
Almost intentionally hidden in these statistics is one shocking fact
about urban Iraqi populations...
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