• Hey, Remember Iraq?

    May 29, 2012

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    Posted in: Embassy/State, Iraq

    In honor of Memorial Day, just checking in on America’s 51st state seeing how things are going there. You’ll recall that the State Department has been busy as beavers training Iraqi police (until they quit) and Baghdad still boasts America’s/World’s Largest Embassy (I thought the Chinese were going to build a bigger one in Dubai, just to show off?) Once upon a time over 4484 Americans died in Iraq, which was the most important foreign policy thingee of the US ever. Until we quit.

    Anyway, over on the US Embassy Baghdad webpage, the featured item is a “How to Do Business in Iraq Guide.” Things are getting better all the time!

    Business aside, it has been another week of success in Iraq, so let’s just jump to the headlines:

    Explosive charge blast targets oil tank in Mosul
    5/20/2012 9:51 PM

    3 runaway prisoners nabbed in Basra
    5/20/2012 9:28 PM

    Remains of 69 Karbala residents found in Anbar
    5/20/2012 8:54 PM

    Six wounded in two explosions in Mosul
    5/20/2012 12:23 PM

    A soldier killed, another wounded north of Mosul
    5/18/2012 4:19 PM

    5 killed, 35 wounded in several explosions in Baghdad
    5/18/2012 2:08 PM

    Gunmen in police uniform attack house of Anbar media councilor
    5/17/2012 6:32 PM

    Shootout between Kurds, Turkomen leaves casualties in Touz Khourmato
    5/17/2012 4:08 PM

    Gunmen kidnap Kurd, wanted men arrested in Kirkuk
    5/17/2012 2:49 PM

    20 suspects detained in Wassit
    5/16/2012 12:43 PM

    2 sound bombs wound cop in Kirkuk
    5/16/2012 11:45 AM

    2 car bombs defused in Mosul
    5/15/2012 10:30 PM

    Mosul Qadha Council member assassinated
    5/15/2012 4:03 PM

    Cop killed in east Mosul
    5/15/2012 4:00 PM

    5 mortars land on RIF facility in Tikrit
    5/14/2012 10:59 PM

    Curfew lifted on Falluja
    5/14/2012 7:32 PM

    17 wanted arrested for terrorism west Mosul
    5/14/2012 6:01 PM

    3 civilians wounded as 3rd car bomb goes off
    5/14/2012 3:00 PM

    Anbar attacks not considered security escalation –interior ministry
    5/14/2012 2:57 PM

    Car bomb leaves 8 casualties in Falluja
    5/14/2012 2:48 PM




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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      05/30/12 2:04 AM | Comment Link

    • Chris said...

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      Iraq has become a haven for tserorirm. As I said during the primary, we must work with all nations to bring home our troops while, at the same time, preserving the freedom of the Iraqi people. We must find the balance between peace and obliterating tserorirm from the face of the earth. This will not be a quick and easy process. This requires intelligent leadership.War is not a moral value. War is not a religious value. And every church in America prays for the same things that I just said.Support our troops. Freedom isn’t free. But we have to use our heads and our hearts to work to keep our soldiers out of harm’s way. There is a better way. And if the White House and the United States Congress haven’t figured it out yet, they should be using every waking hour to do so.Suport our troops. Support their families. Support their American Dream while they fight so hard for yours. The cost to some American families has been unbearable. May God bless our fallen soldiers and the families left behind.Jim Parker for the American DreamFormer Democratic Candidate for US CongressWaverly, Ohio (Pike County)Any thoughts from our two current Congressional Candidates on these problems???

      06/26/12 12:13 PM | Comment Link

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