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Obama Iraq War End

The GOP Presidency

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Murray Fromson

From election day on, the Republicans have focused on getting Obama out of the White House, no matter the cost, no matter what the president says or stands for.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the Pentagon marked the official end to the war in Iraq with a brief ceremony in a secure part of the Baghdad airport -- helicopters hovering protectively overhead. Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta later declared that the cost paid by America was "worth it," a look at the price tag offers a more sobering assessment: 4,487 U.S. military personnel killed, over 2,000 U.S. government contractors killed, over 40,000 American troops wounded, over 100,000 Iraqis killed, at least 2 million Iraqis displaced from their homes, and a final tab that could ultimately reach $4 trillion doled out by U.S. taxpayers (a far cry from the $50 billion to $80 billion the Defense Department originally predicted it would cost). And beyond the cost in lives and treasure are the less quantifiable costs we'll be paying for years to come, including the strengthening of Iran and the weakening of America's moral standing in the world.

Politicians React To Obama's Iraq Troop Withdrawal Announcement

Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year. "As a candidate for president, ...