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Donald Trump Says George W. Bush Lied To Invade Iraq

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump took former President George W. Bush to task Saturday night, accusing him of lying to get the country into the Iraq War and faulting him ...

Dangerous Fantasy and Reality in the Internal Republican Debate

James Zogby | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

This week's Republican debate featured a number of whoppers that never received the media scrutiny they deserved because an examination of the debate was soon overshadowed wall-to wall coverage of a bigoted question Donald Trump was asked by a supporter at a New Hampshire rally.

Sam Stein

Richard Perle Really Doesn't Care What Jeb Bush Thinks Of The Iraq War Vote Today | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

Richard Perle thinks your question about the Iraq War is trivial. The former Defense Department adviser, who was one of the key figures crafting t...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

For The Record, Yes, George W. Bush Did Help Create ISIS | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush isn't even an official presidential candidate yet, but he's already facing a serious challenge to his candidacy -- and it just ...

The Bush Doctrine Failed Twice: The Opportunity Costs of Two Gulf Wars

James Grundvig | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
James Grundvig

The ISIS debacle in Iraq, which threatens to tear apart the war-fatigued nation, has become a political blood sport of blame and finger pointing. When...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Critics Invent Absurd New Explanation For Iraq War | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The argument for going to war in Iraq was clearly made. Over and over again, Saddam Hussein was said to be a turn-of-the-millennium Hitl...

PHOTO: Newspaper's Scorching Front Page About Iraq

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media

As the debate heats up over the unfolding crisis in Iraq, one German newspaper took a decidedly pointed approach to things in its Friday front page. ...

Bush 'Comfortable' With Decisions, Legacy On Iraq

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush reflected on his tenure in the White House during an interview with the Dallas Morning News published Sunday, saying t...

10 Years Later, Majority View Iraq War As Mistake: Poll

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Ten years after the United States invaded Iraq, 53 percent of Americans now view the war as a mistake -- but with a majority of Republicans still stan...

Howard Fineman

Iraq War 10 Years Later: How Did We Let It Happen? | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conference room on Air Force One looks like any other conference room, except that the chairs at the big oak table slide on tracks a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Nancy Pelosi Likens John Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Predicament To Iraq War Funding Fight | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a message for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) amid ongoing fiscal cliff negotiatio...

Getting Iran's Nuclear Program Wrong, Very Wrong

Ziya Meral | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Ziya Meral

What seems to matter to Iran's rulers most is not the end goal of weapons, but the very process of tension with the outside of world. If we simply focus on stopping Iran from having nuclear weapons, the regime might in fact stand to gain more in the end.

4,474 Americans Dead in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Our wars, our only legacy from the evil of 9/11, signs of a nation gone mad, have cost America over $4 trillion. Yet while money is one thing to squander, we weep over the unnecessary loss of lives.

WATCH General: Bush Officials Pushed For Iraq War 'Almost To The Point Of Insubordination'

Alexander Belenky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton says that, during the Bush administration, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his deputy, Paul Wolfowit...

Obama's "No, We Won't" Moment in Iraq

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The US political and military establishments have made numerous grave errors in judgment when it comes to Iraq policy, foremost of which is the choice...

Iraqi Shoe Thrower Muntazer al-Zaidi Innundated With Offers And Gifts

The Guardian | Martin Chulov in Baghdad and Rory McCarthy in Nablus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Next Monday, when the journalist walks out of prison, his 10 raging seconds, which came to define his country's last six miserable years, are set to t...

Biking Out of Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Why are we in Iraq? Because we're there. Because the Iraqis need us. Because something terrible would happen if we left precipitously. So we still occupy Iraq and no one even asks why.

Iraq War Roundup: HuffPost Bloggers On The Iraq War Over The Years

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley and Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 20, 2009 is the sixth anniversary of the Iraq War, and thus an appropriate day to take a look back at some of the best HuffPost contributor comm...

Iraq War: A Look Back (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman, Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama today announced his plan to withdraw combat troops from Iraq by August 2010 and declared that the US has "begun the work of ending thi...

Stuff Happens: The Pentagon's Argument of Last Resort on Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In a nutshell, the Pentagon's argument couldn't be simpler or more red-bloodedly American: We have too much stuff there to leave Iraq any time soon.

The Sick Man of the North Atlantic

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Money, observed the witty British thinker Malcolm Muggeridge, is the homogenized form of power. No more money, no more power. The great imperialist ...

Time to Hold Bush's Feet to the Fire: Why the "Bush Doctrine" Flap Matters

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Kettmann

The notion that there's any serious doubt over the meaning of the Bush Doctrine is as credible as the notion that there is any serious doubt in the scientific community on the basic reality of global warming.

McCain/Bush Condemns Obama for Not Visiting the Troops Injured Due to McCain/Bush Policies

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Does anything else need be said? Steve Young, author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful," blogs at

"Bring 'Em On!" - The Fifth Anniversary of Bush's Declaration of Indecency

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Five years ago, when Bush said "bring 'em on!", he was inviting Iraqis to try to kill American troops. Few things a commander-in-chief could say would be as reprehensible as this comment.

Bush On Iraq War: "I Don't Care If It Created More Enemies"

Muckraked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News' Richard Engel, who in April was promoted to chief foreign correspondent, has written a book, released today, about the years he spent report...