While protests in the streets of Baghdad and other Iraqi towns have been small compared with elsewhere in the Arab world, they have shaken the government of Nouri al-Maliki.The Iraqi prime minister at first reacted like strongmen who have ruled Iraq in the past — with violence.
These days, it seems like there are two Iraqs.There's the Iraq that we know, where Baghdad is the capital, and where low-level bombings and political infighting are the norm.And then there's a place that tour groups are calling "the other Iraq": the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.
There are still questions about whether some U.S. troops will remain in Iraq beyond the withdrawal deadline set for the end of this year. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki said in December there's no need for a continued U.S.
In Iraq, large demonstrations have led to violence and clashes with riot police, as protesters use a "Day of Rage" to demand an end to food shortages and electricity outages that they say have only gotten worse in recent years.Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Basra Friday, forcing the city
Matthew Alexander led the interrogation team that tracked down and found al-Qaida leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006.Alexander — a pseudonym for the author — a critic of the harsh techniques employed by the military during the administration of George W.