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Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Hunting Haji: Baghdad Bwanas Go On SafariWhile the incorporation of academic experts into combat units has raised ire in some scholarly circles, their use as "cultural advisers" to aid the war effort has been greeted by the military as "a crucial new weapon in counterinsurgency operations" and in the media as an example of increased cultural sensitivity as well as evidence of a new Pentagon willingness to think outside the box.
Diego Garcia, an island of great apparent beauty, is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory. What goes on there is the business of Westminster.
I also predicted that the result of this switch in tactics would lead to higher civilian casualties in those two countries.
But traces of Lippmann could be found everywhere, his influence seemed to hang like the clouds that divided Olympus from humanity.
Meet Professor Nadia Abu El-Haj, a notorious Barnard College professor now up for tenure who:
The American public has been berated since the beginnings of the George W. Bush, (or Iraq) phase of the War With No End, for their lack of self-sacrifice.
Rainforest Action Network issued the invitation to the former Vice President, according to RAN executive director Michael Brune. The San Francisco-based group has a twenty-year history of protesting against destructive logging practices and other causes of climate change; it specializes in targeting corporations as much as governments.
That was, it seems, the first shoe to fall. The second may be an announcement terminating the little-noticed, but crucial companion Security Council mandate governing the disposition of Iraq's oil revenues.
I have been a fan of Wolf for many years, greatly appreciating her works and especially her 1991 book, The Beauty Myth.