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Iraq Invasion

Fox News Embarrasses Dick Cheney On Iraq And Iran

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

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In Sports as in Politics, It's the Unforced Errors That Kill

Alan Kelly | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Alan Kelly

Playing defense, particularly in a crowded field, is slow death in electoral politics.  The craftiest candidates flip infamy to fame, sometimes on instinct.

Jeb Bush Confronted By College Student: 'Your Brother Created ISIS'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

A college student told likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday that his brother, former President George W. Bush, was to blame for the...

A Third Dubya Term?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Are American voters now being given the option of choosing a virtual third term for George W. Bush? Astonishingly enough, that seems to be the direction his brother's campaign has chosen to head towards.

So Many Targets! So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Hillary, Bibi, O'Reilly, the economy... So many targets, so little time! ...

The Forgotten Triumphalist Glories of War, American-Style

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

So many years and wars later, it's easy to forget what a total television hit the first Gulf War of 1991 was.

Amidst Claims of Intelligence Failure, Has Obama Found the Key to Defeating ISIS? (Or Is That an Illusory Goal?)

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What is the center of gravity for this 21st century hybrid outfit ISIS? Has the administration identified a center of gravity? And if so, is its assessment correct? It's all more than a bit unclear, as you'll see.

John McCain Says He Would Have Been 'Reluctant' To Invade Iraq Had He Won In 2000

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he would have been hesitant about ordering a ground invasion of Iraq had he been elected president in 2000. “You...

Tony Blair Under Attack Again

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

Last month was not the first time that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under collective censure.

The Daily Szep- Revisionist History

Paul Szep | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Ducking the Blame for Iraq? No Surprise.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The architects of disaster in Iraq know what they've done -- and now they're trying to squirm out of it.

I'd've Loved to Hear Her Speak, Yet Well I Know That Eric Has a Far More Pleasing Sound

Justine Valinotti | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Justine Valinotti

I am going to write something that may shock and offend some of you. Perhaps you will never want to read or hear anything I have to say, ever again, ...

Obama's Changing Moral Compass on Iraq

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

In his speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama refuted Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of U.S. citizens regard as a major U.S. foreign policy disaster.

The Times Acknowledges the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Unleashed a Sectarian Bloodbath

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's always intriguing when the Newspaper of Record, even tacitly and buried inside an article, acknowledges that a U.S. policy it once trumpeted as vital to the nation's security turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Horrors in the Rear-View Mirror: Ten Years of Iraq

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Why look back?" some of them say. Here's why. ...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At 10 Years Of War In Iraq

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

-- The images remain fresh even as the memories fade – the blinding flash of "shock and awe" bombing, the square-jawed confidence of an America...

LOOK: Scenes From Baghdad A Decade Later

AP | MAYA ALLERUZZO | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- To the first-time visitor, Baghdad might seem like a normal city. Well, almost normal: Pockmarked buildings and pervasive checkpoints serve...

Never Forget: Our Invasion of Iraq Was a Breach of Trust

Richard A. Clarke | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Richard A. Clarke

On Tuesday, at this 10th anniversary of the American Invasion of Iraq, we would do well to remind ourselves about some painful facts. So, let us recall five unfortunate facts about the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

PHOTOS: Saddam's Specter Lives On In Iraqi Landmarks

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The soaring half domes of the Martyr Monument stand out against the drabness of eastern Baghdad, not far from where Saddam Hussein's feared...

In An Uncertain Iraq, Nostalgia For Saddam Endures

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

A decade after the US-led invasion of Iraq, years of violence and disdain for the country's current political class fuel nostalgia for Saddam Hussein ...

Consulting the Zombies: Why We Invariably Turn to the 'Experts' Who Were Never Right on Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We don't get it. We really don't. We may not, in military terms, know how to win any more, but as a society we don't get losing either. We don't recognize it, even when it's staring us in the face.

Mission Unaccomplished

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

On March 20, as we mark the 10th anniversary of the invasion from hell, we still don't get it. In case you want to jump to the punch line, though, it's this: by invading Iraq, the U.S. did more to destabilize the Middle East than we could possibly have imagined at the time.

Is Iraq on Its Way to a Civil War?

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Nuri al-Maliki has had an historic opportunity to unify Iraq and move it forward economically. He may still have time, but he must start by ending the violence and changing his own policies, including the use of authoritarian and undemocratic methods to govern.

Ten Years After Powell's U.N. Speech, the Media Hasn't Learned

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, countless journalists in the United States extolled him for a masterful performance.

Dan Froomkin

Bush's War Turned Iraq Into Iran's Best Friend | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- In the run-up to the war in Iraq, neoconservative hawks in and out of the Bush administration promised that the U.S. invasion would quic...