The force of the blast threw Rawnaq against the wall of her office at the Ministry of Justice. She instantly thought of her two children in the day care center just two floors below.
Among the key “benchmarks” for progress in Iraq set by President George W.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday arrived in Iraq, where he will meet with the country’s prime minister, Nuri al Maliki, and get a first-hand look at the American military’s new role of supporting Iraqi forces.
It should come as no surprise that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has been quick to endorse emerging plans to hasten the departure of U.S. forces from his country. Maliki, after all, had opposed the Bush Administration’s decision to increase U.S.