MidEast Dispatches: News Stories

The Royal Treatment: Saudi Involvement in Iraq Overlooked

Dahr Jamail | September 18, 2007

Editor: Erik Leaver

*Foreign Policy In Focus *

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*Reporting on Iraqi benchmarks in mid-September, Bush and his team of Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker sought to pin some of the blame on Iran. Eschewing diplomatic language during his testimony, Crocker boldly said, “Iran plays a harmful role in Iraq.” Gen. David Petraeus added that Iran is fighting a “proxy war” in Iraq by aiding Shiite extremists

and providing weapons that are killing American troops.*

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Back to School, Back to Horror

*Inter Press Service*

By Ali al-Fadhily*

*BAGHDAD, Sep 14 (IPS) – As another school year begins in Iraq, parents approach it with dread, fearing for the safety of their children.*

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No Refuge Within or Outside the Country

*Inter Press Service*

By Ali al-Fadhily*

*BAGHDAD, Sep 13 (IPS) – U.S. occupation authorities and successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have done little to stem the flow of Iraqis fleeing their war-torn country since the beginning of the occupation.*

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