Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Hearing: Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests [?] (Commentary),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201a5116308ba970c 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 2014-02-03T13:30:54-05:00 Thus far there is just one "witness" scheduled to testify Wednesday (2/5/14) at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, which is titled "Al-Qaeda’s Resurgence in Iraq: A Threat to U.S. Interests." Mr. Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq and Iran from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, apparently is going to help sort out the situation for this critical committee. Steve Peacock No Book Left Behind,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240642970d 2007-07-27T00:00:00-04:00 2007-07-27T00:00:00-04:00 It's no secret that many, though certainly not all, schools and public libraries across the U.S. have substandard book collections and infrastructure. Some municipalities, sadly, have even closed their local libraries for budgetary reasons. Recognizing this tragedy, the federal government is extending a contract with a private firm responsible for... Steve Peacock