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McClatchy Expected To Close Foreign Bureaus By End Of Year

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.12.2015 | Media

NEW YORK – The McClatchy Company, a chain of more than 30 U.S. newspapers, is expected to close its foreign bureaus by the end of 2015, ac...

Iraqi Prime Minister Drops All Lawsuits Against Journalists

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of all government lawsuits against journalists and media outl...

Michael Calderone

TV News Shows Largely Ignored Anti-War Voices In Run-Up To Syria Strikes: Study | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– In the weeks leading up to the United States beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, few opposition voices could be...

Michael Calderone

Obama Met Privately With Top Journalists Before ISIS War Speech | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.13.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- President Barack Obama met with over a dozen prominent columnists and magazine writers Wednesday afternoon before calling for an escalat...

Michael Calderone

New York Times Casts Doubt On Obama's ISIS War Plan | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.12.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– President Barack Obama, the fourth U.S. president in a row to drop bombs in Iraq, vowed Wednesday to destroy Islamic State militants the...

Sam Stein

If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV | Sam Stein | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kent Conrad’s phone hasn’t been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the coun...

Iraq: The Way Ahead Requires Understanding the Past

Joseph C. Wilson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Joseph C. Wilson

The decision to abandon the policy of aggressive containment, and launch a war to overthrow Saddam has led us to the precipice of what we had been attempting to avoid for a quarter of a century -- the breakup of Iraq, and dangerous instability for the foreseeable future, including the distinct possibility of a terrorist safe haven in the Sunni tribal lands. And, whether we agree with it or not, the U.S. will forever be blamed for all of the negative consequences. Relitigating the past is obviously painful for those who were so terribly wrong, and whose actions led to what is arguably the most egregious foreign policy error in the history of our country. But it is necessary as we consider the way ahead.

Jason Linkins

True Chyrons For Bush-Era Iraq War 'Experts' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

As Michael Calderone noted earlier this week, one of the more astounding things that has happened in the wake of the sectarian deterioration and renew...

Maddow Hammers Media's Awful Coverage Of Iraq Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media

Rachel Maddow hammered her fellow members of the media on her Tuesday show for their continual booking of a series of Iraq War architects and cheerlea...

WATCH: CNN Host's Tough Confrontation With Iraq War Architect

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media

Paul Bremer, the former envoy to Iraq, has been among the more prominent architects of the Iraq War to suddenly reemerge all over the nation's televis...

Michael Calderone

Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Paul Bremer criticized the Obama administration’s policy in the Middle East and argued that the Unite...

Michael Calderone

Reporters Covering Syria Urged To Remember Iraq | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.30.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Monday morning, Associated Press investigative editor Ted Bridis stressed to colleagues the need for a “dive deep into questions abou...

Jake Tapper: Iraq Media Failure ‘Incredibly Influential’ On Me

Michael Calderone | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

CNN host Jake Tapper reflects on how the media's failure during the run-up to war in Iraq influenced him as a journalist.

Jack Mirkinson

Ten Years Later, The Media's Failure On Iraq Still Stings | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media

Last Monday, Howard Kurtz, the CNN and Daily Beast media analyst who is as reliable a barometer of mainstream wisdom as anyone, called the journalism ...

Iraqi Journalist Killed By Gunmen

AP | BUSHRA JUHI | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a local journalist has been shot dead by gunmen who broke into his house in the country's north. A...

Burying Iraq, Again

Edward Wasserman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Media
Edward Wasserman

Our country isn't unique in making war needlessly, but we may be unique in our insouciance. Attention really should be paid. After all, destroying another country is a big deal.

U.S. Military Captures At Least Six Al-Qaeda Media Centers In Iraq

USA Today | Jim Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The U.S. military says it has captured at least six al-Qaeda media centers in Iraq and arrested 20 suspected propaganda leaders since June. The seizu...