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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 | 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...

Biden Calls Iraqi Leader For Second Time This Week

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday for a second time this week to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, voicing support f...

Iran Jumps To Maliki's Rescue

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

BAGHDAD -- Iran has played many political roles in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam Hussein: spoiler to American-crafted administrations, haven for Ir...

Iraqi PM Shows Authoritarian Streak, Warns Of 'Rivers Of Blood'

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- In the week since the last American troops left Iraq, Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered an arrest warrant for the country's hig...

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.

Iraq Court Disqualifies Dozens Of Candidates, Could Change Vote Outcome

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An Iraqi court threw the nation's disputed election into deeper disarray Monday by disqualifying 52 candidates, including one winner, ...

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?

Al-Maliki Asks For 'Patience' Following Deadly Baghdad Bombings

AP | CHELSEA J. CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Western-backed government – facing intense pressure to address security lapses after suicide bombings killed 127 people i...

5 Iranian Pilgrims Killed In Iraq As Maliki Visits Obama | 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...

Obama Maliki Meeting: Iraqi PM To Seek US Investments

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Bombs killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens in Iraq on Tuesday in a sign that insurgents, though weakened, remain intent on des...

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....

Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki Is Big Winner In Elections

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's allies swept to victory over Shiite religious parties during last weekend's provincial elections in I...

Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki May Be Weakened By Security Pact Dealmaking

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Parliament's approval of a security pact with the U.S. has propelled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into a position of strength unsurp...

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


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.