Omar outlined the consequences of the invasion, saying 4,500 American troops lost their lives, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians were killed and the decision had done incalculable damage to America's in the world.. ..

how reagan armed saddam with chemical weapons

Quoting anonymous US senior military officers., NYT revealed that in the 1980s, the administration of US President Ronald Reagan covertly provided battle planning assistance at time when American intelligence knew that Iraqi commanders would employ chemical weapons in waging the decisive battles of Iran- Iraq..

empowering the people - books

Democracy Stories from Long Road to Freedom by Condoleezza Rice begins with the secretary of state's own story, that as the civil rights movement unfolded in Birmingham, Ala., hometown, finally expanded to encompass people like me.. ..

bush keeping hussein for now

WASHINGTON -- President Bush said yesterday that he was not ready to set date for handing custody of Saddam Hussein over to Iraq's government, saying he wants firm assurances that Hussein would not somehow be freed or avoid criminal trial.. ..

amanda sloat

Amanda Sloat is Robert Bosch fellow in Center on United States and Europe at Brookings. She is also fellow with Project on Europe and Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. ..

bruce riedel

Bruce Riedel is senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. ..

reforms in legal system progress

The headlines from Baghdad may be filled with violence and mayhem, and Sermid Al-Sarraf sees Iraq beginning to bloom land reform the penal code and train judges and lawyers human rights and international law.. ..

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