August 18, 2010

News From the Front: 08/18/2010 - Iraq

Iraqi Politics – Sunni Discontent - Stephen Farrell and Anthony Shadid discuss the political future for Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority, amid continued deadlock about forming a new post-election government. (READ MORE)

In Iraq, cemetery is symbol of militia's vow to fight if U.S. forces delay exit - The followers of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr call this plot of land on the edge of this holy Shiite city the Freedom Cemetery. (READ MORE)

Suicide bomber hits army recruits in Baghdad; 61 killed - A suicide bomber sat for hours Tuesday among hundreds of army recruits before detonating nail-packed explosives strapped to his body, killing 61 people and casting new doubt on the ability of Iraqi forces as U.S. troops head home. (READ MORE)

Iraqi Leaders Fear for Future After Their Past Missteps - Iraq’s political elite, empowered by the American invasion and entrusted with the country’s future, has begun to deliver a damning critique of itself, a grim harbinger for a country rife with fears of more crises, conflicts and even coups as the American military withdraws. (READ MORE)

Iraq 'Going in Right Direction' Despite Terrorism, Political Stalemate - Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill said Tuesday that he thinks the country is on the right track despite sporadic terrorist activity and a post-election political stalemate. (READ MORE)

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