- Making News: Situation Worse for Iraqis on Third Anniversary of US Invasion
In Cleveland today, President Bush gave another speech to rally support for the war in Iraq. It's the third anniversary of the US invasion and, months after the latest election officials still have not formed a constitutional government. In Baghdad for the Chicago Tribune, Aamer Madhani reports that a "suffocating sense of vulnerability" on the part of ordinary Iraqis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Election Results in Belarus Denounced by White House
President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected in Belarus yesterday with 82% of the vote. Ten thousand peaceful protesters took to the streets in Minsk, and opposition candidate Alexander Kozulin is calling for more, hoping to create the kind of upheaval that brought down repressive governments in other ex-republics of the former Soviet Union. Russia, the European Union and the United States are taking sides. Masha Lipman is a political analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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