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US reconstruction efforts in Iraq were "grossly overburdened" by wasteful spending, according to a report by the special inspector general for Iraq.
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International Criminal Court officials are considering an application by the Palestinian Authority that could allow it to investigate war crimes in Gaza. ... The PA hopes recognition of the court's jurisdiction will allow it to investigate allegations. Israel does not recognise the ICC's jurisdiction.
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The US military has failed to keep track of thousands of weapons shipped to Afghanistan, leaving them vulnerable to being lost or stolen, a report says.


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U.S. energy giants Chevron and Unocal negotiated gas and oil pipeline deals with Afghanistan’s Taliban. In 2001, Washington gave $40 million in aid to Taliban --until four months before 9/11. The U.S. only turned against Taliban when it gave a major pipeline deal to an Argentine consortium rather than an American one. The Taliban leadership had nothing to do with 9/11, a plot that, according to European prosecutors, was hatched in Germany...


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The national museum may have been ransacked but the oil ministry is virtually untouched


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The West's relations with Iraq warmed throughout the war, culminating in military intervention on the Iraqi side.
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A top official sacked from the US Government has accused President Bush of planning for an invasion of Iraq within days of coming to office.


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He faced a mission almost impossible. He was looking for something which did not exist. When he duly found nothing, the Americans and British would not accept that absence of evidence meant evidence of absence.


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"Before 11 September 2001, many in the world believed that Saddam Hussein could be contained. But chemical agents and lethal viruses and shadowy terrorist networks are not easily contained. Imagine those 19 hijackers with other weapons, and other plans - this time armed by Saddam Hussein. It would take just one vial, one canister, one crate slipped into this country to bring a day of horror like none we have ever known."...
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Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix accused the British Government of using spin in its controversial dossier on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.


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The CIA warned the US Government that claims about Iraq's nuclear ambitions were not true months before President Bush used them to make his case for war, the BBC has learned.


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Private Lynch received her injuries when the Humvee jeep she was riding in was hit by gunfire and slammed into a truck - not in a dogged last-stand fire fight with the enemy as some media reports had suggested.


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The American soldier Jessica Lynch, who was rescued by US special forces after being taken prisoner in Iraq, has signed a $1m book deal with publisher Alfred A Knopf.


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