Archive for the 'U.S. Exit Strategy' Category

What drove Nietzsche mad?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Friedrich Nietzsche is the German philosopher of power, a story was told about him when he saw a man beating his horse to make it pull a coach, but the horse didn’t move. The man continued beating his horse which led Nietzsche to interfere and shout at the man hysterically asking him to stop punishing […]

More Advice to the New President: Whats Common between Iraq and Palestine?

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

It is up to the new President to offload the cost of control of Palestinian rocket firings and Iraqi consensus building to local democracy.

Open Letter to the US President Eect

Friday, October 31st, 2008

It is no secret to some of us Iraqis that passports and ID documents can be issued quickly from inside Iraq by bribery or by favoritism. And it is no secret that those responsible for issuing thousands of passports to non-Iraqis by our embassy in Sweden have returned to their original positions in the embassy […]

الى الرئيس الأمريكي المنتخب

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

نحن عراقيون لا يخفى علينا أن جوازات السفر وأوراق الهوية يمكن الحصول عليها بالمحسوبية أو بالمال من داخل العراق. ولا يخفى علينا أن المسؤولين عن إصدار الآلاف من الجوازات لغير العراقيين من سفارتنا في السويد قد عادوا الى مناصبهم الأصلية بعد وقت قصير من الفضيحة التي أدت الى سحب الإعتراف بالجواز من فئة والى معاناة […]

The Implosion Scenario

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I was mocked by friends for suggesting a link between the recent events in Georgia and the possible Israeli attack on Iran, in this context I wrote in Arabic in my blog entry on August 24: The recent events in Georgia suggest a link with the contemplated strike (on Iran), the common factor between them […]

What did Barak Obama tell the Israelis?

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

First of all I have to make it clear that I do not have inside information and I am not gazing into a crystal ball, these are my own speculations based on reliable news items. Second, my narrow angle is in regards of the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran and its effect on […]

Census in Di Mistura’s Report

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The recent UN report regarding the issues of defining Kurdish regions contained the recommendations of the UN representative for Iraq, Staffan di Mistura. The report is now known as the Di Mistura report; its purpose is “to contribute to the development of processes to resolve these complicated and sensitive issues” and relied on the 2005 […]

It’s A Brokers’ Market

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

In commercial markets when the supply exceeds demand by a large amount, a situation exists when the buyers are so empowered that they dictate their terms on the sellers. This situation is called a buyers’ market. And in reverse, when demand exceeds supply it is called a sellers’ market. Iraq now is like a goldmine […]

Notes Regarding the Cairo Memorandum

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

There was a news article in the media on March 12, 2008 about a memorandum submitted to the United Nations office in Cairo calling for forming a transition government and supervision over the elections in Iraq. The coordinators of the memorandum are three veteran Iraqi politicians, they promised to organize a wide campaign for collecting […]

Press Release: Iraq census without UN mandate is an uncalculated risk

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

On Feb 13, 2008 the Iraq parliament passed three crucial legislations: the 2008 budget, provincial representation and general amnesty laws. The Arabic news media also included mention of an agreement to run population census before the end of 2008, curiously none of the major US media had this mention. Since the running of a census […]