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01 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Sweden reopens WikiLeaks founder rape probe new

Chief prosecutor reopens rape investigation against Julian Assange two weeks ago after a lower official withdrew it…………………………

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Catholic blames UK’s ‘moral wasteland’ on equal rights

A senior church member blames abortion and gay rights for turning Britain into a ‘hedonistic wasteland’………………………………..

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 Farewell to Iraq, but no talk of mission accomplished

Rupert Cornwell: President avoids triumphalism of his predecessor during televised speech………………………………………

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Where does Iraq’s fate lie?

Mark LeVine 01 Sep 2010 13:25
The US will retain a large presence in Iraq for years to come, but the extent of its influence is uncertain………………………….
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Gates: Iraq war premise ‘not valid’

 
 
During surprise trip to American base, US defence secretary says outcome of the war will remain ‘clouded’.
Barack Obama said at Fort Bliss that his address to the nation should not be taken as “victory lap” [AFP] 

A few hours after Barack Obama, the US president, declared it is “time to turn the page” on the American-led war in Iraq, Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, said the effort there had been based on flawed premises.

“The problem with this war, I think, for many Americans, is that the premise on which we justified going to war turned out not to be valid,” Gates told US soldiers and reporters during an unannounced visit Wednesday to Camp Ramadi in Iraq. “Even if the outcome is a good one from the standpoint of the United States, it’ll always be clouded by how it began”.

Gates was responding to a questioner who asked if the war had been “worth it”.

His remarks came ahead of a formal ceremony on Wednesday in which the US militarywill hand responsibility to Iraq’s security forces. …………………………………………

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