Bush spied on Iraqi government


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From British daily The Guardian:

White House spied on Iraq leaders, says Bob Woodward book

Author’s interviews with George Bush reveal president’s doubts about Iraq troop surge and military leadership

* Haroon Siddique

* Friday September 05 2008 12:00 BST

The Bush administration has spied on the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and other senior figures in his government, the Washington Post reported today.

The claim is one of many in a new book by the paper’s associate editor Bob Woodward, who with Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal that led to Richard Nixon’s resignation.

The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 is based on more than 150 interviews with key figures in the Iraq war as well two interviews with the president himself. The books paints a picture of Bush often at loggerheads with his military advisers and other officials.

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  1. IRAQ

    JURY ACQUITS FORMER MARINE IN KILLING OF IRAQIS
    A former Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi detainees was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter Thursday in a first-of-its-kind federal trial.
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Marines-Fallujah.html

    U.S. DEATH SQUADS ECHO VIETNAM WAR’S OPERATION PHOENIX
    The assassination program in Iraq is a collaborative effort between the British SAS and the American Delta Force. It is called “Task Force Black.”
    http://www.infowars.com/?p=4248

    U.S. “SUCESS” DUE TO DEATH SQUADS, NOT SURGE
    Rather, Woodward reports, “groundbreaking” covert techniques, beginning in 2007, enabled U.S. military and intelligence officials to locate and kill insurgent leaders and key individuals in extremist groups.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-na-iraqbook5-2008sep05,0,4542815.story

    TERRIBLE TOLL OF U.S. WAR ON ANBAR
    More than 1,000 American marines and soldiers have died. . . . The fighting devastated much of Anbar. Falluja was razed; whole neighborhoods in Ramadi were likewise flattened.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/world/middleeast/02anbar.html?ref=worldspecial

    U.S. EVEN KILLS ITS IRAQI COLLABORATORS
    A member of the Iraqi army in Tarmiya said it was “unbelievable” that the Americans would not have known there was an Iraqi security force checkpoint at the bridge, which sits at a strategic location. . . . There have been several Sons of Iraq fighters killed by U.S. forces in the last year.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-fg-iraq4-2008sep04,0,908498.story

    U.S. DETAINS SECOND IRAQI CAMERAMAN THIS WEEK
    The American military says the U.N. mandate authorizing its presence in Iraq allows it to hold anyone it deems a threat indefinitely.
    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-iraq-cameraman-detention.html

    “IRAQ FOR SALE: SEE MALIKI”
    Though Mr. Maliki seemed to be referring to all foreign troops in his statements, Iraqi negotiators have said recently that an agreed-upon 2011 date is for combat forces only, and that “training and support” forces could remain after that if invited by the Iraqi government. On Monday, a senior Iraqi official said he understood that even a departure date for combat troops would be “conditions driven”. . . . Graffiti can be seen on the walls in Shiite districts of Baghdad saying, “Iraq for sale: See Maliki.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/world/middleeast/26iraq.html?ref=worldspecial

    NEXT PRESIDENT WILL HAVE MORE TROOPS
    [T]he next president will inherit a force in Iraq that has slightly more troops than in January 2007, when President Bush announced his troop reinforcement plan.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/world/middleeast/05military.html?hp

    PETRAEUS: DELAY IRAQ TROOP CUTS
    Army Gen. David H. Petraeus has recommended that President Bush postpone sharp troop cuts in Iraq until next year, delaying a large-scale shift of combat forces to Afghanistan and reflecting concerns that widespread violence could return to Iraq.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/complete/la-na-troops5-2008sep05,0,5083304.story

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