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Who Withdrew From Iraq? Was It Bush or Obama and Clinton?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.17.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Jeb Bush was attempting to deflect attention from George W. Bush and his Iraq policies. Instead, he reminded us not only who was in charge of the Iraq War and withdrawal, but how eerily similar the two brothers are about so many things.

BDA, Genocide and Oil in Iraq

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

In all of our lifetimes we have seen the United States led into war based on inaccurate and false assertions of dangers and horrors, often for the benefit of a few. It should not happen again.

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

Sam Stein

Lanny Davis On How To Handle And Haggle With Nouri Al-Maliki

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These are tense times for Nouri al-Maliki. Pushing for a third term, the embattled prime minister of Iraq is on the verge of being ouste...

Laughing From His Grave

Matthew Hoh | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Nearly 12 years ago, the United States Congress, representing the American people, provided President George W. Bush with the authorization to invade Iraq. Friday, seemingly under this same authorization, American bombs fell again on Iraq.

What the Media Misses: 'The Barbarians Are at the Gates'

Danny Schechter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

So writes Patrick Cockburn, the veteran Middle East correspondent for the Independent in London. A fierce critic of the US-British War on Iraq, he is ...

Live From the Shiite Cafe!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So maybe Iraq wouldn't be falling apart if Nouri al-Maliki and his fellow Shia had been just a bit more magnanimous in victory? Here's a fave from the...

Obama OutFoxes Right Wing on Iraq

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

In a time of language tricks -- offensives become surges, insurgents are militants, combat troops become combat brigades -- it's all about perception management.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

5 Iranian Pilgrims Killed In Iraq As Maliki Visits Obama

nytimes.com | STEVEN LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD Five Iranians were killed and 35 others were wounded northeast of Baghdad on Wednesday when gunmen attacked a convoy of buses carrying pilgrim...

The Beginning of the End of the Iraq War?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

If our soldiers are out of Iraqi cities, and the Iraqi security forces start shouldering more and more responsibility as a result, do we really need all 130,000 troops sitting in their bases?

Iraqi Officials Start Referring To Maliki As "Master," Reminding Some Of Saddam Era

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's civilian leaders held a meeting on Thursday with the 300 top Iraqi military commanders from around the country to discuss the withdrawal of Ame...

Iraq Anti-Corruption Watchdog Arrests 1,000 'Corrupt' Officials

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's anti-corruption watchdog says arrest warrants have been issued for some 1,000 allegedly corrupt officials....

Iraq-US Security Pact: Bitter Battles Ahead?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The Real News Network spoke with Leila Fadel about the Iraq/US deal that will not allow residual forces to stay after 2011.

Iraq's prime minister won't sign US troop deal

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Roy Gutman | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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Leaked Iraq Exit Stategy: Out By 2011?

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was supposed to lock in an indefinite U.S. occupation. Last year, after the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki indicated that Iraq consi...

Report: Bush Pushed Back Iraq Withdrawal To Help McCain

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last July, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said U.S. troops should be out of Iraq "as soon as possible" and endorsed Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) w...

'Surging' McCain

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

Real News Network analyst, Pepe Escobar looks at the flipping and the flopping of McCain's "surge" message.

Sam Stein

Afghan Ambassador Trumpets Obama Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States trumpeted major portions of Barack Obama's approach towards his country on Tuesday, marking the second t...

Pentagon Fights Peace Majorities in US, Iraq, the Crisis of Democracy Grows

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

In John McCain, the hawks have found the perfect iconic candidate for keeping the Iraq war alive through the present depths of its democratic legitimacy crisis.

Pentagon Fighting Off Peace Majorities in Iraq and US, A Crisis of Democracy

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Al-Maliki and the Pentagon are conspiring to fool public opinion in the US and Iraq during an election year by finally promising a withdrawal deadline with vague parameters. What's going on here?

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham May Force Out Iraqi PM Maliki

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a move that could give cover to Republicans in an increasingly tough election year, one of the Bush administration's most steadfast supporters in t...