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Iraq War Media

Donald Trump's Anti-Iraq War Position Wasn't As Prophetic As He Thinks

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Media

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump has repeatedly implied -- on the campaign trail, in television interviews, at last month's presidential debate and in a recen...

Michael Calderone

Brian Williams Under Fire Over His Shifting Story Of Iraq Helicopter Attack | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -– NBC News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday night that he was not riding in a helicopter hit by rocket-propelled grenade fire in I...

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...

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...

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...

Think Again: Why Didn't the Iraq War Kill 'The Liberal Media'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

We're three weeks into our "Lessons Learned from the Iraq War" -- more accurately titled, "Lessons Unlearned." One of the most glaring of these is the notion of a "liberal media" during the war.

Think Again: Liberal Hawks on Iraq Anniversary: 'We Were Right to Be Wrong'

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Why should they reconsider? It's not as if anyone -- with the possible exception of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bush -- paid any kind of professional price for their colossal errors regarding Iraq.

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...

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...

Michael Calderone

Afghanistan, Iraq Return To Media Spotlight | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.09.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Afghanistan and Iraq aren't hot-button campaign issues anymore. The price tags of the two wars, in the trillions, gets less attention tha...

Arlington Cemetery Trying To Impose New Restrictions On Funerals Of Iraq War Dead

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The ghost of Rummy is proving difficult to exorcise. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has tried to sweep out the symbols of his predecessor's capriciou...