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Mary Beaudoin/Sami Rasouli | Iraq and I$I$: Today is Better Than Tomorrow

From the article: “In Iraq, we say today will be better than tomorrow.” This is the dire pessimism with which the people of Iraq now view their circumstances, Sami Rasouli said in June when he was in Minneapolis, the city in which he had lived for so many years before returning to found the Muslim Peacemaker Teams,(5) a nonprofit organization based in Najaf that works on peace building and responding to human needs. He reported that the situation for Iraqis only continues to decline in livability and increase in danger and disaster

Jeffrey D. Sachs: The Waste of War

Rather than solving a single underlying problem, the chaos is growing, threatening an ever-widening war. Is this the result of too many governments shooting first, and thinking after? By JEFFREY D. SACHS  NationofChange.org  PROJECT SYNDICATE / OP-ED  Published: Tuesday 22 July 2014 Karl Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the More

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