Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


News reports indicate that Robert Gates has asked for six thousand more troops for Iraq in addition to the 5 brigades announced by President Bush: 2000 MPS (to guard the 40,000+ Sunni prisoners) and 4000 combat troops.

So much for the November elections.

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