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NPR : Congress Mulls Options in Iraq

NPR : Congress Mulls Options in Iraq: "Weekend Edition Sunday, July 22, 2007 · Continue with the surge? Withdraw completely? Or find some politically palatable middle ground?
These are the questions faced by Congress over the Bush administration's surge policy.
Stephen Biddle, senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks to Liane Hansen."

listen the audio here. npr.org

NPR : Saddam's Past with U.S. Has Implications for Iraq

NPR : Saddam's Past with U.S. Has Implications for Iraq
All Things Considered, July 22, 2007 · Joost Hiltermann's new book A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja, re-examines Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons against Iranian soldiers and Iraqi Kurds during the Iran-Iraq war. The book also examines how Western powers, including the Reagan administration, aided and abetted Saddam.

litsen the interview: from npr.org

SudanTribune article : Ethiopia: How to move toward a win-win outcome

SudanTribune article : Ethiopia: How to move toward a win-win outcome
July 20, 2007 — Both the farcical kangaroo court and the use of blackmail to extort guilt and demand for forgiveness reflect one goal and one goal only, namely, the resolution to humiliate CUD leaders. We must ask the question of knowing why a ruling party and the representative of a national state feel the need to humiliate their political adversaries. What does the commitment to humiliate tell us about the inner thought of the jailers of the CUD leaders and, by extension, of the Ethiopian people?

Asia Times Online :: Middle East News : Iran-Syria alliance on uncertain ground

Asia Times Online :: Middle East News : Iran-Syria alliance on uncertain ground: "Iran-Syria alliance on uncertain ground
By Kaveh L Afrasiabi

On the occasion of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's second inauguration, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad made his second trip to Damascus on Thursday in hopes he could shore up relations in a time of rising uncertainties regarding their strategic alliance. "