Tuesday, October 11, 2005

This week, I will concentrate my resources on the War in Iraq, since it is such a current example of War, Militarism, and Terrorism in our country. These are all internet resources because of the nature of the topic.

1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/post_saddam_iraq/html/1.stm- This article by the BBC News website is helpful in that it gives factual information regarding what life is like in the aftermath of the Saddam Hussein regime. It is helpful because it gives us an insight into real-life for a country that has been bombarded by war.

2. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/11/international/middleeast/11cnd-iraq.html- This is an important article because it reminds us that the war continues on strong in Iraq and the surrounding area. It is easy for us to think that the war is over, now that Saddam Hussein is in custody and facing trial, but just today, 28 civilians were killed in bombings.

3. http://www.npr.org/news/specials/iraq_constitution/- The new constitution for Iraq has been drafted. This is an excellent brief explanation of its different facets, especially noting that the constitution must address three main people groups within Iraq- the Kurds, the Shia and the Sunnis.

4. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4951318- This audio news clip from NPR describes how the Sunni sector feels skeptical about the new constitution for Iraq. They fear they will not receive the same benefits as the other sectors of the nation will.

5. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040524-10.html- This is a speech by President Bush that outlines his plan to create Democracy and Freedom in Iraq. It discusses that plan in light of attacks that were taking place on U.S. military at the time.

6. http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-bush7oct07,0,3169058.story?coll=ny-leadworldnews-headlines- This article describes one of President Bush’s more current statements on the war in Iraq. He compares Islamic-radicalism to the threat that Communism posed in history.

7. http://www.usiraqprocon.org/- This is an excellent site for those wanting to hear from both sides on the issue of the Iraq war. It is simple and easy to read and understand, giving perspectives from both sides.

8. http://icasualties.org/oif/- This is a poignant, straight-forward, and current site that records death-toll facts of the Coalition Forces.

9. http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/- This general site for the Whitehouse’s current position on the situation in Iraq is important because it keeps record of up-to-date press conferences concerning the matter.

10. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/07/AR2005060700296.html- This article describes the general American morale declining in support of the war in Iraq. This is the first time when the tides have shifted this dramatically on this issue in our country.


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