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Iraq War Anniversary

U.S. To Slash Iraq Embassy By Two-Thirds

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

The US mission in Iraq -- the biggest in the world -- will slash its numbers by two-thirds by the end of this year from its peak figure of over 16,000...

The Iraq War Will Push The U.S. Into Debt For Years To Come

Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

In the 10 years since the beginning of the Iraq war, the costs of war have been compared to the benefits of freedom at a near constant rate. Thanks to...

LOOK: Iconic Images Of The Iraq War

Posted 03.19.2013 | World

Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a dubious milestone for two countries whose relationship has grown even more muddle...

W's Iraq War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

Ten years ago today the U.S. invaded Iraq with the goals of toppling Saddam Hussein, destroying its weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), and freeing its people. Now, a decade later, Hussein is dead, but no WMDs were ever found, and the country has devolved into a de facto civil war.

War Without End

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Kathy Kelly

Ten years ago, in March of 2003, Iraqis braced themselves for the anticipated "Shock and Awe" attacks that the U.S. was planning to launch against them.

Bang the Drum Loudly: The Failed Journalism That Sent America to War in Iraq

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Media
James Moore

The timing was a thing of pure political beauty. President George W. Bush was only a few days away from speaking to the United Nations' General Assembly about Iraq's renewed efforts to acquire banned weaponry.

On the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion, Why Do We Praise the Converted Over the Initially Right?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Scott Mendelson

Changing one's mind about an issue and coming into the proverbial light is seen as a sign of seriousness and credibility. And it certainly should be celebrated and commended. But these converts are often treated with more respect than those who were right from the very beginning.

The True Cost of War

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

We owe it to the countless veterans, families, and Americans who have been touched by our wars to be honest with each other about the true costs of war before we send our best and brightest off to war again.

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...

Iraq Veterans' Thoughts on Today's Anniversary

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

War is not a game, and the statistics are not just numbers. These are real people, with real lives, and real families. The best thing we can do, today, is to remember their stories.

Daniel Basteiro

Family Of Spanish Cameraman Killed In Iraq Hotel Attack Searching For Answers 10 Years Later | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

MADRID -- Ten years have gone by, and Javier Couso is still fighting what he calls the “lies” about the Iraq war that killed his brother, José Co...

Geoffroy Clavel

Ten Years After Iraq, France Not Afraid Of War | Geoffroy Clavel | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

PARIS -- Ten years after the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 20, 2003, which succeeded in ousting the dictator Saddam Hussein but plunged B...

Jon Ward

Iraq War Anniversary Finds GOP Regretful, Trying To Find A Path Forward | Jon Ward | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Back when the Iraq war was going to be a surgical operation and not an eight-year occupation, Barack Obama was a largely unknown state...

Michael Calderone

Iraq Media Failure Can Happen Again | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- Since “Mission Accomplished” proved to be anything but, the media has done plenty of hand-wringing and soul-searching over the run-u...

Mark Blumenthal

Iraq War Poll Reveals Telling Lack Of Ties | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nearly decade-long war in Iraq cost the United States dearly in lives, casualties and dollars, but despite the immense toll, the ove...

Molly O'Toole

Tammy Duckworth Reflects On War That Changed Her Life | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

When images of joyous Iraqi voters with purple thumbs were broadcast around the world in January 2005, Tammy Duckworth watched with heartfelt tears fr...

Facing the Legacy of the Iraq War

Chris Ladd | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Ladd

We cannot learn from the Iraq War and move beyond its legacy until we find the courage to confront it with honest eyes.

The Best Iraq War Reflections, Rounded Up

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Ten years after the United States invaded Iraq, The Huffington Post has launched a series looking back at the war. David Wood reported on the human co...

10 Years Later, Majority View Iraq War As Mistake: Poll

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Ten years after the United States invaded Iraq, 53 percent of Americans now view the war as a mistake -- but with a majority of Republicans still stan...

Joshua Hersh

$800 Billion Thrown Away On Iraq War | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

For the past few months, a strange thing has been happening in the central Iraq town of Fallujah. Thousands of citizens, virtually all of them Sunni M...

David Wood

The Iraq War's Human Costs | David Wood | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

Nightfall and still over 100 degrees as the gun trucks of a U.S. military convoy known as Dagger Three Seven growl in S-turns past the concrete barrie...

Karl Rove's War

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Although the invasion was not Rove's idea, he could have stopped it, probably with ease. He failed to do so, however, because he anticipated, correctly, that the war would divide the Democrats down the middle, and that the division would benefit the Bush administration politically.

Joshua Hersh

Who Got It Right On Iraq War? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

How depressing to look back on the months before the war in Iraq -- that nearly nine-year misadventure that left thousands of Americans (and more than...

Nothing Certain On 10-Year Anniversary Of Iraq War

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — It's been more than six years since a bomb ripped away the eyes from Shams Karim, killed her mother and left the little girl, now 7, b...

Howard Fineman

Iraq War 10 Years Later: How Did We Let It Happen? | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conference room on Air Force One looks like any other conference room, except that the chairs at the big oak table slide on tracks a...