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Invasion of Iraq

We Are The Empire

William J. Astore | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

With the U.S. government's deployment of deadly robotic drones and special ops units across the globe, alien invasion movies aren't -- at least for me -- the campy fun they once were. There's something that's barely risen to consciousness here: we've morphed into the planet's invading aliens.

The Speech I Wish That Hillary Clinton Would Give: 'Bernie Sanders Taught Me a Lesson'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

As a speechwriter for CEOs and others, I thought I could help her -- I like Bernie, but I don't think he can win, and I do think she can -- so I wrote a speech that, if sincerely delivered, might turn her campaign around.

Desert Storm Anniversary Reminds Us that Even Victorious Wars Are Problematic

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
Ivan Eland

As the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm rolls around, historians are finally beginning to question whether this short-term victory was really a long-term triumph.

Lack of a Strategic Vision Suggests Saudis Learned Nothing From US Mistakes in Iraq

David Oualaalou | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

More than a decade ago, Saudi Arabia pressed the United States to think twice before invading Iraq; however, the desert kingdom is demonstrating an as...

NBC Shares Blame with Williams for 'Storied' Career

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

His biggest problem is he appeared to believe the larger-than-life visions of himself that NBC used to promote his broadcasts. He believed his own press, so to speak, and his public persona went straight to his head. Was that why his memory became so foggy?

America and Iraq: A Black Hole of History

Barry Lando | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Barry Lando

The last thing the U.S. should do is become militarily embroiled in the conflict raging again in Iraq. But for Americans to shake their heads in lofty disdain and turn away, as if they have no responsibility for the continued bloodletting, is outrageous.

Syria-Iraq: On Drawing Lines in the Sand

Barry Lando | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to British Prime Minister David Cameron's decision -- dictated by the British Parliament and public -- not to join President Obama's coalition of the willing.

Considering W: I Have a Confession to Make (I Kinda Like Bush)

William Bradley | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

I met Bush rather briefly when he was governor of Texas and found him to be intelligent and funny -- though he certainly turned out somewhat differently than I anticipated.

Invasion of Iraq, 10 years later

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By The Center for Public IntegrityThe Center for Public IntegrityOn the evening of March 19, 2003 -- ten years ago -- U.S. warplanes bombed a site in ...

Bush's 14 Decision Points

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush is this week selecting for retrospective public examination the fourteen major decisions of his life or presidency, beginning wi...

'Mosque at Ground Zero' -- A Spiritual Perspective

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

When I lived in Europe and Africa, I spent six years in a relationship with an Arab man. The first time I walked into his parents' home, I felt completely at home. So when I read about peoples' fears of Muslims, I scratch my head.

Tony Blair Plotted to Free a Terrorist in Exchange for Oil -- Does This Finally Reveal the Truth About Iraq?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Is your life worth more to your government than a few pence added onto Big Oil's share price? Sometimes there is a story that lays out the priorities of governments once the doors are closed and cameras switched off.

Tom Friedman Calls the Kettle Black

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

In his op-ed column in the Times, Tom Friedman says he's identified the ugliest political sight one can see. You want ugly?

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

Veterans' Families Cast a Vote for Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

I previously wrote an article about those who have served in our military, and the challenges facing them and their families. At that time, I intervi...

Marc Cooper

John R. MacArthur On Iraq: "We're Seeing a Lot of Self-Censorship" | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As the war in Iraq completes its fifth year this week, The Huffington Post is featuring interviews with and essays by those journalists, elected offic...

Ian Williams on Iraq: "The War Isn't Present in the Media"

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

As the war in Iraq completes its fifth year this week, The Huffington Post is featuring interviews with and essays by those journalists, elected offic...