John Kerry Statement on Iraq

Tonight, President Bush will speak to the nation about the situation in Iraq. It’s about time. I hope tonight he will address his words not just to us, and certainly not to Karl Rove or Donald Rumsfeld, but to a young American soldier in Iraq right now — the soldier carrying an M-16 in a dangerous place where he or she can’t tell friend from foe, the marine out on patrol at night who doesn’t know what’s coming around the next bend. America’s brave young men and women deserve to hear the truth.

Zimbabwe vigils

Readers who have been appalled at the Mugabe governments so-called clearance programme may wish to get along to the vigil held every Saturday outside the Zimbabwe High Commission, 429 Strand, London, organised by the Zimbabwe Vigil Coalition

Empowering Iraqi women

Friends of Democracy sponsors internet workshops. Read how the new tool of web log communication is empowering the women of Iraq. (KW)

Friedman focuses on Iraq

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman presents a candid and controversial assessment of the current impasse in Iraqi politics and security.