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Cost of Iraq War

Militarist Madness

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.24.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Wouldn't nations be more secure if they worked harder at cooperating with one another rather than at threatening one another with military might?

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

The GOP's Runnin' Off the Rails tour continued this week with Sarah Palin announcing she will resign, Mark Sanford admitting he "crossed lines" with multiple women (while providing an instant new slang term for sex: "crossing the ultimate line"), James Inhofe welcoming Al Franken to the Senate by saying, "We are going to get the clown from Minnesota," and John Boehner spending an hour on the House floor reading aloud portions of the landmark climate-change bill he labeled "a piece of shit." Also this week, U.S. troops in Iraq were finally cause for celebration, fireworks, and dancing in the streets of Baghdad. It turns out it was not our arrival in Iraq that was greeted with flowers and sweets but our departure. It's an agonizing lesson learned six years, $1 trillion, and 4,321 U.S. deaths too late.

Wake the Neighbors: The President Has Regrets

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

When I read the headlines, "Bush Recalls Moments of Regret," Bush Speaks of Regret," I broke open the chips and hummus to read his Apologia. This will be good, I thought.

Some People Never Learn

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Smiley

In Bob Woodward's new book, Condoleezza Rice hastens to remind us just how blind and stupid they have been, no doubt to make sure that no one in his or her right mind could possibly pull that "Republican" lever in the voting booth ever again.

Finally, Something to Thank George Bush For

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

I have been thinking hard about what I can cherish and treasure from the Bush White House years, one simple thing I have to be thankful to Dubya for, and I have found it.

Election Systems Upgrade: Money's Gone To Iraq

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Freedman

Our election machinery is flawed and vulnerable. It's a telling comparison-- the amount of money we spend on fair elections versus the amounts we spend on campaigns or on bringing democracy to Iraq.

Jason Linkins

$3 Trillion Campaign Reveals The Cost Of Quagmire | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Three trillion dollars is a lot of money. So much that it's hard to get your head around. You shouldn't feel bad about it, after all, John McCain ca...

Iraq Casualties, Iraq Costs, Iraq Numbers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below Is a detailed list of Iraq "by the numbers" released by Senator Harry Reid's office: The Cost to Our Forces in Iraq 3,990: American troops...

Cheney Spends Iraq Anniversary Fishing Off Sultan Of Omans' Boat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Dick Cheney went fishing in the waters between Oman and Iran on Wednesday, borrowing the Sultan of Oman's 60-foot royal yacht for the m...