Some suggested readings about the implications of the US-Iraq Agreement. The only way to really understand this agreement is recognizing that this is between occupied and occupier. To see an English version of the text, visit this link to yesterday’s e-mail newsletter. To better understand the response in Iraq and the broad scale of nonviolent resistance, click here.
Rami Khoury explores the legacy of the colonial era in the Middle East
Phyllis Bennis gives an overview with recommendations for the peace movement
Oona Hathaway & Bruce Ackerman highlight the role of the US congress
Jeffrey Fleishman & Raheem Salman provide a reminder and snapshot of the grim realities in Sadr City
David Morgan reports about the concerns of Iraqi officials
For on-going analysis and updates see Juan Coles site Informed Comment.
Will Iraq Finally End the Colonial Era?
By Rami G. Khouri 22 October 2008, Daily Star
US-Iraq Agreement on Maintaining U.S. Troops in Iraq
Phyllis Bennis, 21 October 2008, UFPJ Talking Points #62
The President's Agreement with Iraq Bypasses Congress. Again.
Bruce Ackerman and Oona A. Hathaway, 21 October 2008, Slate Magazine
Childhood Cut Short in Baghdad
Jeffrey Fleishman and Raheem Salman, 18 October 2008, Los Angeles Times
Iraq Officials Oppose Draft of U.S-Iraq Security Pact
David Morgan, 21 October 2008, Reuters
Where we stand
Healing the Wounds of War: Alternatives to War Funding That Can Lead to a Lasting Peace
A Path Forward in Iraq
AFSC Statement on Immediate Troop Withdrawal