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Dec
16

Taking Iraq to School

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How do you teach a war that’s still ongoing, and that carries so much political baggage? This week on War News Radio, we hear about a curriculum available that brings Iraq to high-school classrooms.

And, as politicians strike a deal to outlaw inhumane treatment of prisoners in American custody, we visit a center that specializes in treating victims of torture.

With parliamentary elections over, we look at what one Iraqi voter thought in the last days of the campaign, and who earned his vote.

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This week on War News Radio, we hear about the Iraqi film industry from an aspiring filmaker in Baghdad.

And we look at the images Americans are getting – and not getting – of the Iraq war.

Last, we visit with an Iraqi artist about how he improvised in order to keep painting through the invasion of Iraq.

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This week on War News Radio, we review the President’s “Plan for Victory” and the reaction it has received.

Also, Reuben Heyman-Kantor chats with a soldier’s mother who has started her own blog.

Then, Wren Elhai gets the scoop on the Iraqi Stock Exchange from its CEO.

And, an update on the lawsuit filed by eight Iraqis who claim they were tortured by American troops.

These stories, plus the week’s news, from War News Radio.

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This week on War News Radio, should we stay or should we go? Congress debates if troops should come home or sit tight in 2006, we take a look at Congressman and veteran John Murtha’s call for immediate withdrawal.

We also bring you the story of Walter Jones, one of the first conservative congressmen to withdraw his support of the war, in a report first aired in June 2005.

Joseph Christoff of the Government Accountability Office chats about how hard, and how expensive, it is to keep electricity running in Iraq.

Finally, American politicians aren’t the first leaders trying to figure out an exit strategy. In an edition of Iraq 101 first aired in July 2005, we take a look at what the British did when they left Iraq.

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This week on War News Radio, we take a look at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and why, even after Vietnam, it still often goes untreated.

Also, we examine the results of the recent off-year elections and how the War in Iraq played into campaign strategy.

And we check in on Iraq’s controversial Deputy Prime Minister, Ahmed Chalabi, as he tours the United States.

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The President says we won’t leave Iraq until Iraqi forces can fend for themselves. How are they doing? This week on War News Radio, we hear about how Iraqi Army recruiting efforts are going.

Then we take a look back at how the army operated in Saddam’s Iraq – and earlier.

As Syrians wrestle with the aftermath of a political assassination, we get the first-hand perspectives of three American students studying in Damascus.

And professor-blogger Juan Cole stops by Swarthmore to offer his analysis of the present situation.

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