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Iraq and Iran: A Partnership Made in America

Arianna Huffington | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
Arianna Huffington

"The war in Iraq will soon belong to history," proclaimed President Obama as he marked the occasion of bringing the last troops home. But while the military chapter of that disastrous undertaking might belong to history, its consequences belong very much to the present.

The End of the Iraq War and the Beginning of an Election Year

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

In today's parlance, Iraq looks like a war that was brought to us by the 1 percent, for the 1 percent, and attempting to further some ill-defined geopolitical goal of the 1 percent.

Iraqi Leaders Wrestle With Decision To Let U.S. Military Trainers Stay

AP | REBECCA SANTANA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 12.04.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraqi leaders said Tuesday that they need U.S. military trainers to stay beyond a year-end deadline for American forces to leave but t...

Al Sadr Warns U.S. Forces That Iraq Does Not Need Their Help

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.09.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A powerful anti-American Shiite cleric called Tuesday on U.S. troops in Iraq to leave the country and go back to their families or ris...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Searching For A Way To Stay In Iraq? | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is facing a major political and strategic dilemma as it debates a continued troop presence in Iraq after this y...

Reviewing America's Wars [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Since the mainstream media has abdicated all responsibility for reporting the news, I thought today would be a good day to review the current status of America's wars.

Democracy's Drawback

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.

China's Rising Military Power and What We Should Do About It

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Are we in a position to engage in a war with China? Not as long as we continue to be mired in the war in Afghanistan and have a substantial military presence in Iraq and rely on Pakistan.

Iraqi Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr: "Resist The US By All Means Necessary"

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAJAF, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr lambasted the American "enemy" in Iraq during his first speech in the country since returning from exile, fiery rh...

Defeat in Iraq: Muqtada's Return

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The return of Muqtada Al-Sadr, a junior Shia cleric and head of the Mehdi Army militia, from his refuge in Iran to a prominent role in Iraqi politics ...

Anti-U.S. Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr Returns To Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAJAF, Iraq — Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a fierce opponent of the United States and head of Iraq's most feared militia, came home We...

U.S. Now Urging Iraq To Slow Down In Forming Government

Los Angeles Times | Liz Sly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After months of pressuring Iraqis to form a new government quickly, the U.S. is now urging them to slow down rather than rush into a deal that would r...

Obama's "No, We Won't" Moment in Iraq

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The US political and military establishments have made numerous grave errors in judgment when it comes to Iraq policy, foremost of which is the choice...

Civil War Still a Possibility in Iraq

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

Yesterday's coordinated attacks by insurgents are a chilling sign that it is far too soon to be breathing sighs of relief over the state of Iraq.

Exceptional Democracy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If America is truly supposed to be exceptional in all things, why do other countries -- almost without exception -- decide our governmental structure isn't really for them, when it comes time to choose?

The Sunni-Shia Conflict in Iraq

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Tuesday's deadly coordinated bomb attacks against soft targets in Iraq bear the mark of a simmering Sunni insurgency. But the Sunni-Shia conflict has very little to do with personal religious grudges.

Full US Withdrawal Demanded By Iraqi Cleric

CNN | Yousif Bassil and Jomana Karadsheh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The ongoing presence of U.S. troops in Iraq "shows that the (Iraqi) government and the occupation are not serious about the wit...

Obama's Missed Opportunity

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

If Obama expects to defeat John McCain, who indeed has more foreign policy experience, he must be more willing to challenge his opponent's record.

Moqtada Al-Sadr Appears In Public For First Time In 2 Years

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Moqtada al-Sadr, one of the most radical figures in Iraqi politics, made his first public appearance for two years when he paid a surprise visit to Tu...

Iraqi Resistance Infighting

Fay Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Fay Ferguson

The Supreme Command of Jihad and Liberation were due to meet with other groups opposed to US-backed prime minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to discuss plans for governance after US troops leave.

Muqtada al-Sadr: Elections Will Hopefully Push Out American "Occupiers"

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — A prominent anti-American Shiite cleric said Friday he hopes recent provincial elections will help unite Iraqis to push out the United...

Petraeus versus the President?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News


Iraqi Cleric Al Sadr Urges Attacks Against Americans Over Gaza Invasion

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday urged reprisals against American forces in Iraq to protest Israel's Gaza offensive, as A...

Iraq Rejects Draft Law Letting Non-US Troops Stay

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament rejected for the second time Saturday a draft law allowing foreign troops from countries other than the United State...

Iraq-US Security Pact: Bitter Battles Ahead?

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The Real News Network spoke with Leila Fadel about the Iraq/US deal that will not allow residual forces to stay after 2011.