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Iraq War Funding

Disappearing Bases: History Down the Memory Hole in Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In April 2003, with Baghdad occupied by American troops, the top officials of the Bush administration were already dreaming of building bases in Iraq that would be garrisoned more or less in perpetuity. They were sometimes referred to by the Pentagon as "enduring camps."

Obama, Carl Bildt and Other Leaders: Oil or Human Lives?

Nuri Kino | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Nuri Kino

Now is the time, Carl Bildt, to be a Minister of Foreign Affairs for the oppressed, to be the forceful diplomat that you assume yourself to be. Pick up the phone and call Kerry, Ban Ki Moon and the others you need to contact.

Cost of War

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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...

Joining the Whistleblowers' Club

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

As our government accumulates ever more of what it thinks the American people have no right to know about, there will only be increasing persecutions as prosecutions.

Max J. Rosenthal

The Hidden Costs Of War Spending | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense spending has boomed in the post-9/11 era, creating new jobs and programs to support American military operations around the worl...

Afghanistan: "Goal" Accomplished

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Dorian de Wind

You may call me a flip-flopper, but after supporting our efforts in Afghanistan for so many years, and in view of recent developments, I now have some serious concerns about that war.

Thinking for Ourselves -- Sacred Sacrifices

Shea Howell | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit
Shea Howell

This season is an opportunity for us to reflect on the horrors of war and the costs of empire. It is a time to turn our hearts and imaginations toward the creation of real peace.

Iraq Official: Missing Iraq Cash As High As $18 Billion

Al Jazeera English | Posted 08.20.2011 | Home

Osama al-Nujaifi, the Iraqi parliament speaker, has told Al Jazeera that the amount of Iraqi money unaccounted for by the US is $18.7bn - three times ...

Amanda Terkel

Defense Spending Rises In Budget Bills, Despite U.S. Drawdown In Iraq And Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States draws down its military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, more foreign assistance workers will be needed to go in a...

Pre-Iraq War Records Show Determination To Engage Despite Conflicting Intelligence Reports

The National Security Archives | John Prados and Christopher Ames | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Contrary to statements by President George W. Bush or Prime Minister Tony Blair, declassified records from both governments posted on the Web today re...

Bring All the Troops Home

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

The war in Afghanistan must be brought to an end as soon as possible under a specified withdrawal date.

Rebranding the U.S. Mission in Iraq: Welcome "Advisors" and "Assisters"

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

It is unlikely the US will completely cut Iraq loose. Washington seems to be following the same control model set up in the 1920's by the British Empire to secure Mesopotamia's oil.

The Audacity of Leadership

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Amazingly, it was fifty-five years ago that a young senator, John F. Kennedy, wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning biography about eight senators who put th...

Tony Blair's Secret Links To Middle East Oil

Evening Standard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tony Blair's secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his "carte blanche" support for George Bush's Iraq war....

War Spending Surges In Obama's Budget

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new budget, to be released Monday, forecasts two consecutive years of near $160 billion in war funding, far more than he hope...

A Very American Coup: Coming Soon to a Hometown Near You

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Astore

It's September 2016, year 15 of America's "Long War" against terror. As weary troops return to the homeland, a bitter reality assails them: despite their sacrifices, America is losing.

Former Iraq Security Contractors Say Firm Bought Black Market Weapons, Swapped Booze For Rockets

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"We're spending a lot of money on these rifles, millions of dollars -- where do you think that money is going to?" [1] Ronald Boline, a former Triple ...

Senior Army Commander Warns Against Forgetting Iraq

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The senior American commander in Iraq has told the BBC that he is concerned that the country will be forgotten, amid the current focus on Afghanistan....

E-Democracy Also Threatens Conservative Rule in Washington D.C.

Bob Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Fertik

The Iranian rebellion is visible to the world through digital photos and videos uploaded and forwarded through Facebook, Twitter, and other global networks.

Why Science Deserves Its Stimulus Money

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In the car the other day, we caught a bit of Marketplace on NPR. We like Marketplace -- it puts economic news in social and political context, making ...

New Report Reveals Why We'll Be Paying for the Iraq Occupation for Years to Come, Withdrawal or Not

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeremy Scahill

With last week's announced escalation of the war in Afghanistan, Obama blew the lid off of any lingering perceptions that he represents a significant change in how the U.S. conducts its foreign policy.

I Don't Care About AIG's Bonuses

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Where is all the furor over the $12 billion sent over to Iraq as pallets of cash, which then simply disappeared into that trillion dollar rat hole without accounting or explanation?

2009: Another Year of Living Dangerously

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

The proud towers of Wall Street have fallen, disgorging packs of thieves and fraudsters. The mighty US suddenly exposed as the proverbial king without clothes. Uncle Sam is bankrupt.

Another Disappointment in Iraq

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it. -John Locke, Essay Concerning Human Und...