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2010-09-14 05:58:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As U.S. troops have now handed off military control to Iraqi forces, there is time for reflection on the Iraqi war. Over half of Americans (57%) believe that Iraq is better off today than it was before the U.S. invasion 7 years ago, with one in five (19%) saying Iraq is much better off and almost two in five (38%) saying somewhat better off. One in five U.S. adults (19%) say Iraq is worse off today, and one-quarter (24%) are not at all sure. These are...

2010-08-19 13:34:00

WASHINGTON Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the final American brigade combat team exited Iraq, keeping the President's promise to drawdown U.S. forces and transition to a civilian-led mission by the end of this month: "For more than seven years, America's brave men and women in uniform have done everything asked of them in the war in Iraq. Many have been lost on the battlefield, and Americans mourn their loss; all have...

2010-08-10 02:07:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former White House spokesman, Robert Weiner, and policy analyst Noah Merksamer are asking, "If U.S. troops are pulling out of Iraq, where are the parades?" "The lack of public evidence that the troops are actually coming home to the United States begs the question." Weiner and Merksamer say the Iraq troop withdrawal, outlined by the President in an August 2 speech to veterans, must not be a "stealth withdrawal." In an oped column in...

2010-05-05 09:56:00

PRINCETON, N.J., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, detailed, credible data about Iraqi views on Iranian influence on the recent Iraqi elections has been sorely lacking. This gap is now filled by new results from a survey commissioned by the Princeton-based Pechter Middle East Polls, conducted in late March by a prominent Iraqi research center and focusing on a representative national sample of 3,000 Iraqis. The findings of the Pechter survey are contrary to the conventional wisdom regarding...

2010-04-08 15:25:00

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The acclaimed feature documentary "BAKER BOYS: INSIDE THE SURGE" from independent film company Gigapix Studios and two-time Emmy Award winning producer/directors Kip and Kern Konwiser will have its worldwide festival premiere at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival with a screening on Friday, April 23rd at 2:45pm. The Konwiser Brothers, who grew up in Newport Beach, are becoming a regular contributor to the festival, as "BAKER BOYS: INSIDE...

2010-03-04 13:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI-USA) urged President Obama to respond to continuing targeted violence against Iraq's ancient Christian community. The appeal - conveyed in a letter from CSI-USA's CEO, Dr. John Eibner - comes in the wake of the murder of eight Christians in Mosul since mid-February and the consequent flight of over 4,300 terrorized Christians from the city. Since the commencement of the U.S.-led Operation Iraqi...

2010-03-02 15:09:00

APEX, N.C., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- TigerSwan announced today it has been awarded the contract for Personal Security Detail Services in support of the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) in Iraq. The Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) is focused on economic stabilization of Iraq, with foreign direct investment, banking and financial systems, industrial capacity revitalization to corporate development, procurement assistance and budget execution,...

2010-02-19 14:09:49

Childhood leukemia rates have more than doubled over the last 15 years in the southern Iraq province of Basrah, according to the study, "Trends in Childhood Leukaemia in Basrah, Iraq (1993-2007), published in the American Journal of Public Health. The authors, three of whom are from the University of Washington, say they hope their calculations can now pave the way for an investigation into reasons why the rates have climbed so high, and why they are higher than found in nearby Kuwait, or in...

2010-01-21 12:30:00

Petraeus to talk about his role as commander of U.S. Central Command and the surge in Iraq and Afghanistan NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, will engage in an open dialogue at Vanderbilt University about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq and the role of U.S. forces overseas. The event will be one of the military leader's rare appearances at a university. Petraeus will speak on Monday, March 1, at 5...

2009-12-18 06:35:00

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Florida police officer Charles M. Grist is one of the few Vietnam veterans to have served as an enlisted soldier in the Iraq war. In 2004, he volunteered to be the sergeant-in-charge of the Protective Service Detail for an Army Reserve general in Baghdad. Based on the detailed war journal he kept during his service in Iraq, and coupled with his experiences that began a generation ago in Vietnam, Grist completed his own war journey by...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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