Sunday, January 31, 2010

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- January 31, 2010

FALLEN COMRADES - U.S. Army soldiers of hold a memorial service on Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss., Jan. 28, 2010, to honor 14 fallen comrades who gave their lives while serving in Iraq in 2004 to 2005. The ceremony included the unveiling of a granite monument to the fallen heroes of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard. U.S.Army Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika

Playing With Fire In Iraq -- Joost Hiltermann, The National

Iraq’s already fragile political order has been thrust into further turmoil in the past three weeks over an attempt to bar 511 candidates, several of them prominent political figures, from legislative elections in March for alleged ties to Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party. The decision, taken by Iraq’s Accountability and Justice Commission, has the potential to ignite a new civil war and precipitate the collapse of the post-2003 order.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Why is it Important to Talk to the Taliban? -- Major Ali Iqbal, Small Wars journal

Kabul's Western allies want to pay Taliban fighters to quit the insurgency. Lots of luck. -- Rom Moreau, Newsweek

Afghanistan's corruption poses dilemma for U.S. military -- Joshua Partlow, Washington Post

To Rebuild Haiti, Start Young -- R. Muggah & R. Maguire, L.A. Times

Axelrod: "We Have Not Lost Anything" by Giving Abdulmutallab Miranda Rights -- Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard

China's growing arrogance -- Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy

Battling the Information Barbarians -- Ian Buruma

What lies in store for Antarctica, the world’s last repository? -- Ilya Kramnik, The Hindu

Global warming science implodes overseas: American media silent -- Rick Moran, American Thinker

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