But unlike many other detractors of the dismal errand into Iraq, Danner leavens his acid judgments with firsthand reporting.
We ate with our hands and Abu Hassar asked me: “When were you the most scared in Iraq?”
Under the first painting it read, YESTERDAY PALESTINE; under the second, TODAY Iraq.
It also will benefit from the spillover of violence that is all but inevitable from Syria into Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan.
News from Iraq drowned out the June 14 Afghan election coverage.
The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell.
"Just one more rotten thing this country's done to Iraq," I said.
Inspectors recently turned up 16 of them, despite Iraq's recent declaration denying their existence.
We do not seek the destruction of Iraq, its culture or its people.
The people of Iraq want to live in peace, and now it's time for their government to act.
country name, 1920, from an Arabic name attested since 6c. for the region known in Greek as Mesopotamia; often said to be from Arabic `araqa, covering notions such as "perspiring, deeply rooted, well-watered," which may reflect the impression the lush river-land made on desert Arabs. But the name may be from, or influenced by, Sumerian Uruk (Biblical Erech), anciently a prominent city in what is now southern Iraq (from Sumerian uru "city").
Republic in the Middle East, bordered by the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia to the south; Jordan and Syria to the west; Turkey to the north; and Iran to the east. Its capital and largest city is Baghdad.
Note: The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia emerged in the valley between the Euphrates River and Tigris River in what is now Iraq.
Note: Ruled by Saddam Hussein, a dictator who invaded Iran in 1980 and Kuwait in 1990. (See also Persian Gulf War.)