October 19, 2017

Shiite militia reviving in post-election Iraq

By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA
The Associated Press
BAGHDAD — A once-feared Shiite militia that was crippled two years ago by defections and a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown has quietly started to regroup, adding street muscle to the Shiite party that emerged strongest from Iraq’s parliamentary elections.
The revival of the Mahdi Army, loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, could […]

Intensify pressure to control Iran threat


By Lord David Waddington
As the Obama administration works to increase international pressure on Iran over its continued nuclear defiance, it is paramount that the threat posed by the Iranian regime is dealt with on more than one front. If we are to put a meaningful political and economic squeeze on Tehran’s leaders, we cannot afford […]

Speech of Hon. Ted Poe of Texas in the House of Representatives

[quote style=”1″]Madam Speaker, on December 10, 2009 the Iraqi government announced that it is going to forcibly displace thousands of Iranian dissidents living in Camp Ashraf to a remote prison in the Iraqi desert. The Iraqi government knows the world recognizes Camp Ashraf as a refuge for those who stand tall for freedom and democracy, […]

Iraqi opposition doubts U.S. reports on surge

By David R. Sands – Leading Iraqi opposition lawmakers yesterday cast doubts of the results of the U.S. military surge and said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has to make fundamental security and political shifts if his embattled government is to survive.
The lawmakers, who included leading Sunni politicians and secular Shi’ites, challenged the congressional testimony this […]

Iran Watch – August 31, 2007

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By Alireza Jafarzadeh
Foxnews.com
On Tuesday, August 28, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s bellicose president, publicly laid out his administration’s nefarious agenda for Iraq. He boldly admitted that Iran was prepared to fill the power vacuum left in Iraq and the region. “You [the United States] cannot preserve your power over Iraq with a few […]

Senator Calls for Maliki’s Ouster

The Washington Post
Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Posted: August 21, 2007
Declaring the government of Iraq “non-functional,” the influential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said yesterday that Iraq’s parliament should oust Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his cabinet if they are unable to forge a political compromise with rival factions in a matter of days.
“I […]