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  • The Surge Is Working? Not If You Read the Latest GAO Report

    The Surge Is Working? Not If You Read the Latest GAO Report

     
    by Mitchell Bard June 24, 2008 The statement is made in the U.S. media, over and over again, as if it is as factual as the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening: "The surge is wor

    By: drquick | Comments: 50 | Views: 11936 | Votes: 1 | Shared: 1
    Leaked: Jun-27-2008 in Iraq, Middle East

  • Post surge violence update.

    Post surge violence update.

     
    Good news for us and the Iraqis. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- All major indicators of violence in Iraq have dropped by between 40 and 80 percent since February 2007, when President Bush committed an add

    By: 0311 | Comments: 15 | Views: 3512 | Votes: 2 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Jun-25-2008 in Iraq, Iran, Middle East

  • The "Surge" of Iraqi Prisoners

    The "Surge" of Iraqi Prisoners

     
    By Ciara Gilmartin Foreign Policy in Focus Amid all the talk about the U.S. military "surge" in Iraq, little has been said about the accompanying "surge" of Iraqi prisoners, whose numbers

    By: AndyBIue | Comments: 17 | Views: 9393 | Votes: 2 | Shared: 1
    Leaked: May-8-2008 in Iraq, Middle East

  • Peter W. Rodman of PNAC fame, Q&A on Surge in Iraq

    Peter W. Rodman of PNAC fame, Q&A on Surge in Iraq

     
    Peter W. Rodman is a former member of PNAC and is now an expert at The Brookings Institution on regional policies relating to Europe, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Persian Gulf. A former

    By: reckon51mm | Comments: 0 | Views: 8373 | Votes: 0 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Apr-8-2008 in Iraq, News, Other

  • Iraq's 80,000 Angry Men and the Collapse of the Surge

    Iraq's 80,000 Angry Men and the Collapse of the Surge

     
    America has a history of mistreating the locals fighting on their side. Our giant clusterfuck in Iraq has little to do with not understanding the cultures in the region, and everything to do with simp

    By: loweyes | Comments: 33 | Views: 6412 | Votes: 3 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Mar-27-2008 in Iraq, News, Middle East

  • Iraq's new 'Surge'

    Iraq's new 'Surge'

     
    CNN's Michael Holmes goes on tour with the new 'Surge' that is bringing happiness to troops in Iraq. CNN.com International Source: CNN Added On February 23, 2008

    By: bellava | Comments: 5 | Views: 8959 | Votes: 0 | Shared: 2
    Leaked: Feb-23-2008 in Iraq, Middle East

  • Iraq A Year After The US Surge.

    Iraq A Year After The US Surge.

     
    A year on from the US 'surge' of 30,000 extra troops in Iraq, a drop in violence has been reported.

    By: barnesy | Comments: 14 | Views: 7240 | Votes: 1 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Feb-4-2008 in Iraq, Middle East

  • U.S. Gold hits record above $910; platinum, silver surge

    U.S. Gold hits record above $910; platinum, silver surge

     
    LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Gold surged to a historic high above $910 an ounce, as investors rushed to buy the metal on further weakness in the dollar and expectations of a sharp cut in U.S. interest r

    By: stefan171 | Comments: 14 | Views: 8975 | Votes: 1 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Jan-14-2008 in News

  • Military Officials Disagree on Impact of Surge

    Military Officials Disagree on Impact of Surge

     
    by Guy Raz Morning Edition,NPR January 8, 2008 A year ago this week, violence in Iraq appeared to be spiraling out of control, prompting President Bush to come up with a new strategy. The idea

    By: PutzwithNutz | Comments: 10 | Views: 8638 | Votes: 0 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Jan-11-2008 in Iraq, Middle East

  • Fragile success for US Iraq surge

    Fragile success for US Iraq surge

     
    BBC correspondent Mark Urban has just returned from a second spell embedded with US soldiers on tour in Iraq to assess Washington's claims of an improving security situation. Winning over local p

    By: bellava | Comments: 7 | Views: 9298 | Votes: 0 | Shared: 1
    Leaked: Dec-9-2007 in Iraq, News, Middle East

  • 'Surge' in American Soldiers Homeless After Iraq

    'Surge' in American Soldiers Homeless After Iraq

     
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 More than 400 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have turned up homeless, and the Veterans Affairs Department and aid groups say they are bracing for a new surge in ho

    By: ZenGarten | Comments: 15 | Views: 10110 | Votes: 0 | Shared: 2
    Leaked: Nov-8-2007 in Iraq, Afghanistan, News

  •  Has the Surge Reached Its Limits?

    Has the Surge Reached Its Limits?

     
    By MARK KUKIS/BAGHDAD Wed Oct 31, 7:50 PM ET The horrible discovery in Diyala Province Monday was disturbing even by the standards of Iraq's running sectarian violence. Iraqi police said they found

    By: PutzwithNutz | Comments: 13 | Views: 10810 | Votes: 0 | Shared: 0
    Leaked: Nov-2-2007 in Iraq, News, Middle East