"The new approach is at best contradictory: how can the US administration co-sponsor a bloated 550-member of parliament that is considered inclusive, and representing all regions and clans, and at the same time bypass these leaders and engage their counterparts in the same regions and clans? Where would the process of engagement end?"
"...how many patients received unnecessary testing, medications and equipment, and how many patients went without services that were billed for? Also, how much out-of-pocket money did patients lose in co-payments as a result of bogus billings for services not rendered or for services rendered needlessly?"
MAKE IT MODERN
"The Republicans called these proposals "tough choices." In reality they were very specific, targeted choices in a war on the poor, with the underlying message of "We don't' give a damn about you." If memory is not too short, these actions could cause a shift in control of the House and the Senate next year and in '08, if the poor, and those who care about them, will vote."
"Non-cooperation, perhaps the most powerful means of non-violent resistance, arises in situations when the oppressed have no other avenues to achieve their freedom and their rights."
America, in the year 2016, you are suffering with the 'Campaign from Hell." The bottom line is that you can thank mostly Barbara Walters, who zealously merged news with entertainment and politics, for this unholy mess.
"It is not inconceivable that the absence of a central Iraqi authority in Baghdad and the continuation of US occupation will inflame ethnic conflicts in Iraq, particularly between the Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds. In such a case, it will be difficult to accuse Saddam of instigating the violence from inside prison."