Two years after invasion, few are celebratinghttp://thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=296942005
"These bastards shot a cousin of mine a few weeks ago for not getting out their way," snarls one driver over the grind of frantically reversing gearboxes. "Who the fuck do they think they are?"
Two Years Later, Iraq War Drains Militaryhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A48306-2005Mar18?language=printer
The Iraq war has also led to a drop in the overall readiness of U.S. ground forces to handle threats at home and abroad, forcing the Pentagon to accept new risks -- even as military planners prepare for a global anti-terrorism campaign that administration officials say could last for a generation.
Bush says Iraq attack made America safe?http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5613958
Bush mentioned Saddam's use of chemical weapons in the past, but not the stockpiles of chemical andbiological weapons -- a key U.S. prewar justification for military action -- that were not found after the invasion.
Around 100,000 protest in London on second anniversary of Iraq Warhttp://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-03/19/content_2718729.htm
It is reported that the protesters will place a coffin at the gate of the US embassy and the rally will be the first mass demonstration to pass the embassy since it became a flashpoint of anti-Vietnam War protests in 1968. Enditem
Insurgents number 20,000 in Iraqhttp://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050318-093102-3216r.htm
Iraqi ministry of defense officials said late last year the insurgency probably numbers around 200,000, including those who provide active support to the fighters.Syria, Iran aiding Iraq insurgents
Al Qaeda or other terrorists also are attempting "to use chemical, biological, radiological, and/or nuclear weapons," he said.
The U.S. military victory against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq gets the credit for "inspiring democratic reformers from Beirut to Tehran," Bush said Saturday.http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/news?e=pri&dt=050319&cat=news&st=newsd88u48400&src=ap
A car bomb explosion rocked a predominantly Christian suburb of the Lebanese capital Beirut shortly after midnight, injuring at least nine people.http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-03-19-voa21.cfm
Political opposition groups and many average Lebanese accused the Syrians and Lebanon's pro-Syrian government of involvement - accusations both authorities vehemently denied. But, the assassination has sparked a political crisis in Lebanon and massive street demonstrations both for and against Syria's presence in the country.
Venezuela's 'Anti-Bush' Fears Assassinationhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A41572-2005Mar16.html
The point is not that Washington is murderous or that Chavez is paranoid. The talk of assassination, whether idle or not, reflects the reality that the stakes are high in the power struggle between Chavez and the Bush administration.
Pentagon power playhttp://www.thebulletin.org/article.php?art_ofn=ma05prados
Turf wars and bad analysis are just two likely products of the disastrous new intelligence reform.