Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Who's on which side of the War on Terror

What more could reflect the media and legal dimensions of modern warfare than The Hill's report of a Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill on the same day that the Iraqi parliament agrees to sue al-Jazeera TV. But it begs the question of who's acting for which side.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Civil War or Global War on Terror

The Washington Post reports Key Sunni militant groups are severing their association with al-Qaeda in Iraq, blaming the Iraq war on al-Qaeda, even as "Key Democrats" insists that we're simply fighting a civil war in Iraq that's unrelated to al-Qaeda or the Global War on Terror.

"Khalid Awad, a commander of the Jamiat Brigades, another insurgent group in Anbar, said: "We must confess that if it was not for al-Qaeda, neither Iraq nor Afghanistan would have been occupied. For al-Qaeda has awakened the American ogre against the Islamic nation after the September 11th events, and it is still causing disasters." "