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Obama Iraq Withdrawal

Blowback from Further U.S. Intervention in Iraq

Ivan Eland | Posted 10.11.2014 | Home
Ivan Eland

As Iraq faces a governmental crisis and collapses into what looks to be a three-sided civil war, Republicans even other Democrats are alleging that Obama facilitated the rise of the Sunni radical group Islamic State. Though I am no fan of President Obama, such logic is breathtakingly horrendous.

Getting the Audit Right on Iraq

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I think Biden and his team have done the best job that any outsider could have done in helping to calm sectarian distrust and to generate a commitment to a semi-democratic process as Iraq evolves.

Returning Home From Iraq: Lessons Learned.

Ned Lamont | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Ned Lamont

As the last of our troops return home from Iraq, the greatest tragedy of this misguided war is if we learn nothing.

Majority Of Democrats And Republicans Support Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

As the Republican presidential candidates prepare to debate foreign policy in South Carolina Saturday night, a new poll shows that three in four Ameri...

Americans Side With Obama On Iraq, Poll Finds

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

As the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq moves forward, a new poll shows that a resounding percentage of Americans agree with President Barack Obama...

GOP Candidates' Ignorant, Dangerous Responses to Iraq

Ashwin Madia | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Ashwin Madia

When it comes to the drawdown in Iraq, the Republican candidates for president have gone from outlandish to ignorant and irresponsible. If any of them actually believes what they've said, they should immediately be disqualified from being commander-in-chief.

Only 'Success' in Iraq Is That US Troops are Leaving

Medea Benjamin | Posted 12.24.2011 | Home
Medea Benjamin

As Americans, we should wish nothing but the best for the people of Iraq -- but we should also acknowledge that, if the country finds peace and prosperity, it will be in spite of what the U.S. government did to their country, not because of it.

Playing Politics with Iraq

Richard Klass | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

This should be a time of celebration and reflection, of healing wounds and drawing lessons. Instead, the Republican presidential field, almost to a person, decided to play politics.

President Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Should Silence the Naysayers

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Wars are always easy to start, but never easy to end, especially when they are inherited from another administration, an administration of the opposing party.

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, ...

Iraq: 100 Days of Solidarity

Medea Benjamin | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home
Medea Benjamin

This week marks the beginning of what is supposed to be the final 100 days of the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Reducing U.S. Forces In Iraq To 3,000 By End Of Year | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is willing to drop American troop levels in Iraq to as low as 3,000 by the end of this year, The Huffington Post has confirme...

Joshua Hersh

Iraq, Afghanistan Casualty Counts Tell Tale Of Two Wars | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.01.2011 | Home

It's a tale of two wars: in Iraq, August became the first month to pass without a single American military casualty, while in Afghanistan, Americans e...

Joshua Hersh

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

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

Sam Stein

Boehner Responds To Gibbs, Reaffirms Support For Iraq Troop Drawdown | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Bohner's (R-Ohio) office reaffirmed on Tuesday that he supports the removal of combat troops from Iraq after White House of...

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

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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...

The Obama Administration is Actually Increasing the US Presence in Iraq

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Schwartz

When U.S. troops are "withdrawn" from Iraq, their jobs are taken over by mercenaries -- the notorious "contractors," who are hired for fabulous sums of money to sustain the huge U.S. presence there.

While Obama Escalates War in Afghanistan, Iraq Could Blow Up in His Face

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeremy Scahill

There is great reason to suspect that the timeline for withdrawal -- all troops out by 2011 -- announced in February by the Obama administration will prove to be a fallacy.

Combat Brigades Will Stay in Iraq Despite Obama's Vow

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON, Mar 25 (IPS) - Despite President Barack Obama's statement at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina Feb. 27 that he had "chosen a timeline that will...

Iraq War Anniversary: Violence Down But Doubts Persist Over Political, Financial Stability (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

March 20 marks the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Over the course of the war, at least 4,259 members of the U.S. military and tens of...

Keeping Promises, Getting Out

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

There is some unhappiness with President Obama's plan to end U.S. military involvement in Iraq. Those criticisms are not justified. Let's look at what candidate Obama promised and what he is doing.

Where is Mohammed al-Daini? [Updated]

Dal LaMagna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dal LaMagna

The U.S. may be leaving Iraq, but we should not be abandoning the Iraqi people. Particularly those who have put their lives on the line to rebuild their country in peace.

What Obama's Iraq Speech Means for American Foreign Policy

Ilan Goldenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ilan Goldenberg

It's not all about Iraq. It is about America's interests around the globe and the costs and benefits of pursuing different strategies.

Obama's Courtesy Call To George W. Bush On His Iraq Plan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Before announcing his plan for withdrawing troops from Iraq, President Obama made an intriguing courtesy call on Friday morning: to former president G...

Democrats Should Support Obama's Troop Plan

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

If Iraq remains or becomes even more stable in 2010, then Obama will almost surely draw down troops even more quickly than he's currently announcing.