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Betrayed in Iraq

Originally posted 2009-03-30 10:34:19 -0500, bumped by carol

March 30, 2009

 

Leila Fadel: Leaders of Awakening Councils are arrested, tortured and killed by Iraq government

 

 

Leila Fadel, Baghdad Bureau Chief of McClatchy Newspapers speaks to Paul Jay about the recent escalation in violence in Iraq's capital. She says the former fighters termed the "Sons of Iraq" who have turned on Al Qaeda and joined the U.S. are now being persecuted by the Iraq government. She says the Maliki government is afraid of the power they've accumulated in the neighborhoods they were put to protect by the U.S. and many are now in exile or in hiding.

Lets Look At The 'surge'

I wasn't planning on posting anything today, have to much to do and other thoughts on my mind.

But yesterday I watched, as many have seen by now, someone who should have a much better understanding, above that of it's citizens, what this countries policies are and their implementation.

McClatchy has a couple of reports that hit on a couple of the Points of the 'surge':

Political: The 'surge' Working, Take 1

Iraqi army prepares assault in Diyala as election law vetoed

McClatchy - "We got the wrong guys"

McClatchy has started a series today on our 'War on Terror'.

McClatchy tracked down 66 men released from Guantanamo in the most systematic survey to date of prisoners held there. Many had no connection to terrorism, but their experience turned them against America.

Starting Sunday 6-15-08 - Guantanamo - McClatchy

For more than six years, the United States has held hundreds of men at Guantanamo — "the worst of the worst," in the words of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. But the truth was different. McClatchy tracked down 66 men released from Guantanamo in the most systematic survey to date of prisoners held there. Many had no connection to terrorism, but their experience turned them against America.

As Iraqis See It

good stuff, rba. -- cho

Michael Massing: As Iraqis See It:
When it comes to covering the war in Iraq, McClatchy Newspapers has always done things a bit differently. .. About a year ago, it set up a blog exclusively for contributions from its Iraqi staff. "Inside Iraq," it's called, and several times a week the Iraqi staff members post on it about their experiences and impressions (the blog can be found at washingtonbureau.typepad.com/iraq). "It's an opportunity for Iraqis to talk directly to an American audience," says Leila Fadel, the current bureau chief, whose father is from Lebanon and whose mother is from Michigan, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, and who is all of twenty-six years old. [The New York Review of Books (17 January 2008)].

[This just in (via standingup): McClatchy has launched a new blog called Crisis in Pakistan, with entries by Jonathan Landay & Warren Stroebel.]
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New series on a Kansas National Guard Unit in Iraq

McClatchy has been at the forefront of reporting on the run up to the Iraq war, the prosecution of the war, and veteran's issues. David Goldstein has the first in what is billed to be a four part series about the Bravo Battery of the Kansas National Guard's 161st Field Artillery. There is something unique about the Iraq war - it is being fought with the use of so many National Guard units. The note from the editor at the beginning of Goldstein's article explains "Twenty percent of the U.S. troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan come from the Army National Guard. Many are from small towns, and go to war alongside family and friends."