Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency.
We've all seen the progression of ideologies in Arab society
Judging from all the polls, if you do actually achieve a thorough functioning democracy [in Arab countries], you're probably going to have a government which will be more Islamic, more anti-American and more anti-Israeli.
Space development and settlement will not happen if it's internationally taxed and controlled, ... I think space settlement is a social 'release valve' that we desperately need. ... It's only going to get more crowded here on Earth.
It is clear that the vast majority of Sunnis only voted to try to bring that process to a screeching halt.
All right, warden. Let's give them what they want.
sorry, truly sorry for the pain that I caused.
world will take little notice today that the state of Texas executed someone who represents the very reason we still need the death penalty.
Progress is running far behind Iraqi expectations in virtually every area. In their view, most Iraqis are not seeing 'amazing progress.' All too many of them live in constant danger, with less electricity in many areas than under Saddam Hussein.
There is such militancy and suspicion within the Sunni Arab community that acceptance (of the election results) on the part of certain leaders would diminish their credibility and, in some cases, place cooperative leaders in very real danger of assassination.
The whole purpose of those attacks was to drive those contractors out. Lots of them had to leave. They were terrified.
But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance. And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred by our failures in reconstruction.