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Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Freeze on U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan Marks Latest Chapter in Debate Over 'Cut and Run'

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Lee H. Hamilton

When President Barack Obama announced recently that he would freeze a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, he explained that Afghanistan remained a dangerous place.

Intended Consequences of Iraq War

Munir Moon | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

We had no business going to Iraq in the first place anyway, but we did and broke it. Therefore, we have a responsibility to make the best of the worst situation which is to get all of its neighbors and Iraqi factions under the U.N. umbrella together to divide the country in a peaceful manner.

Obama's Foreign Policy (or 'Lack Thereof')

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Vicky Kelberer

Even before the current crises in Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq, criticism of the Obama administration's foreign policy had become so intense that it reached a boiling point over the past year.

John McCain Contradicts John McCain

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has spent much of the past week attacking President Obama's response to the militant insurgency sweeping through Iraq, poin...

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...

Honor Sacrifice by Supporting Vets

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. We must remember them, as a nation, through a commitment to treat our living veterans as well as they have treated us.

Think Again: As We Leave Iraq, Remember How We Got In

Eric Alterman | Posted 02.27.2012 | World
Eric Alterman

At the same time, if we care about our nation's ability to act as a democracy, we need to ask ourselves and our mainstream media hard questions about how it happened.

As Iraq Struggles, Another Opportunity for Neocons to Blame Obama

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Now that we have pulled out of Iraq -- on a schedule negotiated by the Bush administration -- and as instability and violence are on the increase there -- as we feared they would be -- the very same chickenhawks who got us into this mess are now rearing their heads to blame Obama .

Getting the Audit Right on Iraq

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I think Biden and his team have done the best job that any outsider could have done in helping to calm sectarian distrust and to generate a commitment to a semi-democratic process as Iraq evolves.

Iraq War: Not Over and Danger Ahead

James Zogby | Posted 02.23.2012 | World
James Zogby

America leaves an Iraq that is deeply divided. After decades of ruthless rule, Iraqis endured an invasion and occupation, suffered from terror and ethnic cleansing, and while the trappings of a democracy have been set-up, it remains in a gestational state.

A War We Never Should Have Waged

Joe Cirincione | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The Iraq War is the greatest strategic blunder in American history. It cost our nation $1 trillion, the lives of thousands of our finest warriors, an...

WATCH: Iraq Veterans Give Advice To Returning Troops

Posted 12.14.2011 | Impact

The end of the war in Iraq will bring some 40,000 soldiers home. But returning for some, means entering an entirely new battlefield. Post-traumati...

Let's All Do the SIGOCO

David Isenberg | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

Boiled down to a single question, the issue is whether taxpayers are getting their money's worth when the government uses private military and security contractors.

Iraqi Women Speak, "U.S. Troop Withdrawal Our Double-Edged Sword"

Kiri Westby | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
Kiri Westby

How are Iraqi women activists reacting to the impending U.S. troop withdrawal and the end to an armed occupation?

Without Accountability, No Lessons Learned

James Zogby | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

With the date for U.S. forces to be fully withdrawn from Iraq fast approaching, it is important to remind ourselves how we got into that long and deadly war in the first place, and to hold accountable those who are responsible.

Sen. Merkley's Harm Reduction Plan for Afghanistan Would Save Lives and Billions

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If Senator Jeff Merkley's "expedite the drawdown from Afghanistan" amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act makes a strong showing, that could tip the Obama administration towards a faster drawdown.

Vietnam War's Biggest Opponent Says He Told Obama To End Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

A slew of comparisons have been made between the wars in Iraq and Vietnam. So it should come as no surprise that George McGovern, former Democratic pr...

Majority Of Democrats And Republicans Support Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

As the Republican presidential candidates prepare to debate foreign policy in South Carolina Saturday night, a new poll shows that three in four Ameri...

Republicans Debate Foreign Policy

James Zogby | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

The GOP criticisms of the president are not reality-based, and if the policies they advocate were to be pursued, the results would have devastating long-term consequences for America and the Arab World.

An All-American Nightmare

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

How about a moment of silence for the passing of the American Dream? No, I'm not talking about the old dream of opportunity. I'm talking about a far more recent dream. I'm talking about George W. Bush's American Dream.

Immunity: Disastrous Decisions in 2007 Return to Haunt 2012

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It was the 2007 Nisour Square Blackwater killings, not Wikileaks, that derailed plans for U.S. troops to stay on in Iraq.

Americans Side With Obama On Iraq, Poll Finds

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

As the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq moves forward, a new poll shows that a resounding percentage of Americans agree with President Barack Obama...

Good Luck to the U.S. State Department: You're Going to Need It

David Isenberg | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Given the ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and the transition to a State-Department-led mission for all remaining U.S. personnel in Iraq, this is a good time to focus more closely on what exactly is happening.

GOP Candidates' Ignorant, Dangerous Responses to Iraq

Ashwin Madia | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

When it comes to the drawdown in Iraq, the Republican candidates for president have gone from outlandish to ignorant and irresponsible. If any of them actually believes what they've said, they should immediately be disqualified from being commander-in-chief.

Iraq -- a Trillion Dollars Worth of Nothing

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 12.22.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

All American troops will come home from Iraq in time for Christmas this year with their heads held high, President Obama told the nation as he announced the end of American presence in Iraq. The troops are the only ones who have earned the right to hold their heads high on this momentous occasion.