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Strategists count regional cost of our US alliance

The Age, As the blame game gets increasingly ugly, experts are pondering Australia's choices in the global war on terrorism. George Bush's unexpected Thanksgiving visit to Baghdad was a much-needed fillip for US forces in Iraq. The symbolism will play […]


US bids goodbye to the 'Axis of Evil'

Gulf News , Probably realising that Washington has bitten off more than it could chew, the Bush Administration seems to be scaling down its sights, by bidding goodbye to the “Axis of Evil”. This foreign policy shift is based on […]


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Canada preparing to enforce Islamic law

WorldNetDaily, Judges will give legal sanction to disputes between Muslims Canadian judges soon will be enforcing Islamic law, or Sharia, in disputes between Muslims, possibly paving the way to one day administering criminal sentences, such as stoning women caught in […]


Shia leader set to reject plans for new Iraq

The Independent, The Bush administration's plans for formally ending the occupation of Iraq face further complications with signs of hardening opposition from the country's most influential Shia Muslim cleric. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has criticised plans by Washington to transfer […]


US signals rethink on bases overseas

The Boston Globe, The Bush Administration has signalled the most sweeping shift in the US military presence abroad since World War II, telling allies around the globe that it will immediately seek to redeploy troops, ships and aircraft. The Administration […]


US Went to Iraq Out of Self-Interest, Not Moral Principles

The Guardian, LONDON, 27 November 2003


GI's wearing out their welcome, northern Iraqi town says

The New York Times, MOSUL, Iraq Since the Americans came to town seven months ago, the firefighters in this northern Iraqi city have received new trucks and new uniforms, American training and salaries 10 times bigger than they used to […]


Raytheon site features good reviews of missile

Boston Globe, The Pentagon's new Javelin antitank missile received mixed reviews from some US Marines in Iraq, who complained over the summer the $68,000 weapon didn't lock on to targets. In response, several Army Special Forces soldiers praised the system […]


 
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