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2007 October 17 — Why Now?
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Free Press?

Tristero at Hullabaloo got upset over the weekend about “the national discourse” because, with everything going on in the US right now, the first article in the New York Times weekly review was a piece by John F. Burns about feral cats in Iraq.

Burns was the Baghdad bureau chief, and has taken over the Times’ European desk in Britain.

On one level the piece, What Cats Know About War, is just as story about “a reporter’s cats”, an extended Cat Blogging entry, but it works at another level describing life in Baghdad in terms that many people can understand.

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October 17, 2007   12 Comments

Not Exactly A Surprise

CNN announces what most of us knew was coming: Turkey approves Iraq incursion

(CNN) — The Turkish parliament has voted to allow its military to make an incursion into Iraq and chase down Kurdish rebels staging cross-border attacks.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government had asked parliament in Ankara on Monday to authorize a military incursion, and the lawmakers responded with overwhelming approval, 507 to 19.

Parliamentary approval, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before the debate, would not necessarily trigger immediate military action and many analysts doubt a full-scale invasion will be launched.

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October 17, 2007   4 Comments