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‘One of These Things Is Not Like the Others’ – by Peter Van Buren

Via: ‘We meant Well: How I Helped To Lose the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People’

(do you remember them?)


U.S. Defense.gov news tells us:

American forces’ efforts in Iraq “have given the people of Iraq a huge gift” through the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a democratic society, a senior U.S. commander said today.

“We have given them freedom and liberty that they’ve never known, and we have given them the potential to have a democracy in this part of the world … where it would be a unique institution,” Army Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of U.S. Division-North and the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division, told Pentagon reporters.


Aswat al-Iraq, which was or maybe still is, partly funded by the US and thus not the most radical of reporters, has the following stories on its web site:

– URGENT / Diala’s al-Sahwa Council leader detained on terrorism charge
9/28/2011 5:19 PM

– Two armed men killed while planting an explosive charge in Kirkuk
9/28/2011 12:15 PM

– Iraqi Parliament delegation in Kirkuk on fact-finding mission after stepping up of assassinations
9/28/2011 12:13 PM

– Five civilians killed, 7 injured in Anbar attack
9/28/2011 12:10 PM

– Iraqi civilian killed, officer injured in Baghdad attack 9/28/2011 9:50 AM

– Five injured in 2 explosive charges blast in west Baghdad
9/28/2011 9:24 AM

– 8 Civilians injured in Baghdad booby-trapped car blast
9/28/2011 9:04 AM


9/28/2011 – Summary

Eight (8) killed, Twenty-one (21) injured




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