Saturday, November 19, 2005

Hawkish Democrat Joins Call For Pullout

GOP Assails Murtha's Demand to Leave Iraq
By Charles BabingtonWashington Post Staff Writer

Friday, November 18, 2005; Page A01
The top House Democrat on military spending matters stunned colleagues yesterday by calling for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, while many congressional Democrats reacted defiantly to President Bush's latest attack on his critics.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


The Iraqi Turkmen Front `ITF` works to achieve the objectives ineluded in its political program. The ITF has set these objectives on its patriotie approach in defending IRAQ and its natioal unity, nation and land.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Iraqi Elections – Round Two

Voting Overseas

The Elections Board estimates that there are1.2 million expatriate Iraqis who are eligible to vote. Facilities will be available in 20 countries for those expatriates desirous of voting. These countries are likely to be: Australia, Canada, Germany, Iran, Jordan, The Netherlands, Syria, Turkey, the U.A.E., the U.S., Sweden, the U.K., Kuwait, Yemen, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Libya, Egypt, and Lebanon. Of these 20 countries, Libya, in which 45,000 expatriate Iraqis reside, may not authorize elections on its soil.
In the previous elections, a mere 265,000 expatriates voted, partly because of the requirement that the expatriate must first register and then vote a week later. For those who had to travel, this requirement was quite restrictive. In the coming elections, one visit to the ballot box will suffice. AL SABAH (IRAQ)

Monday, November 14, 2005

A 300-year-old Turkoman mosque

Anita Powell / S&S
A 300-year-old Turkoman mosque on Forward Operating Base Warrior is off limits to U.S. troops, but a chplain is trying to arrange for a local imam to lead prayers there for 16 Muslim soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division.