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Iraq Policy

Bush/Cheney Created Conditions That Led Directly to ISIL

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The War did more than any propagandist could possibly do to radicalize vulnerable young people. And by setting off wave after wave of sectarian slaughter it created blood feuds that will never be forgiven. And now many of the same people who caused this foreign policy disaster have the audacity to criticize President Obama's measured efforts to clean up the mess they created.

Sam Stein

Liz Cheney On Iraq: "We Made Mistakes ... No Question About It" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liz Cheney admitted on Monday that when it came to her father's handling of the occupation of Iraq by U.S. forces, "certainly we made mistakes." "The...

"Mission Accomplished" Bush Gets the Last Laugh in Iraq and Afghanistan

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

For years, George W. Bush has been roundly criticized, even lampooned, for declaring "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq. But maybe declaring "Mission Accomplished" was not that crazy after all.

Editorial: Warning To The US: Beware Treating Afghanistan Like Iraq

The Independent | Patrick Cockburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is likely to announce in the coming days that he will withdraw all US combat troops from Iraq by August 2010. Many of these soldiers w...

Petraeus: "I Do Think You Have To Talk To Enemies" (VIDEO)

TPM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So General Petraeus agrees with Barack Obama -- and not John McCain -- on the question of whether we should meet with hostile enemies? In an intervie...

Sam Stein

Obama, Clinton Divide On Sponsoring Iraq Withdrawal Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past year, Sen. Barack Obama has been a vocal supporter of the Feingold-Reid Iraq legislation that sets a strict timeline for the withdrawal ...

Sam Stein

Days Before Thanksgiving, Dems Draw Line In The Sand On Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic House leadership drew a line in the sand over Iraq War funding today, setting the tone for a messaging battle that will likely play out ove...