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ISIS May Be Using Mustard Gas Linked to US Against Kurds

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Whether ISIS is now actually deploying the weapons still needs to be proven but there can be no question that they now control them -- and some can be traced back home to the United States.

U.S. Helped Saddam Hussein As He Gassed Iran: Report

Foreign Policy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and int...

Iran's Long Leash

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although all of Syria's neighbors have been negatively impacted by the country's crisis, Iraq's sectarian tensions and the religious, historical and cultural bonds between Syrians and Iraqis connect the two states' political fates.

Iraq: A Ten-Year Anniversary We'd Rather Forget

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.

PHOTOS: Saddam's Specter Lives On In Iraqi Landmarks

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The soaring half domes of the Martyr Monument stand out against the drabness of eastern Baghdad, not far from where Saddam Hussein's feared...

A Small W

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

George P. Bush is burning with ambition, not ideas but lots of ambition. The latest Bush to sprout on the Texas political landscape is long on pedigree and short on ideology. Of course, that never stops a Bush from running for public office.

Who Really 'Lost' the Middle East?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

How can you attack President Barack Obama for "appeasing" the Ayatollahs in Tehran, if it was your own policy of removing Saddam Hussein from power that helped strengthen Iran and its satellites in the region?

Thank You for Stealing Saddam's Buttock

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News
Shirin Sadeghi

Those stories you hear about the foreign troops who pillaged and pilfered Iraq, the seat of ancient Mesopotamia -- those stories don't do justice to what we have learned from the tale of Nigel Ely. He's taught us things that only Saddam's buttock could have imparted.

Saddam's Dishes Seized From U.S. Art Organization

Posted 12.15.2011 | Arts

The art world has seen a surge in cultural patrimony cases in recent months as countries work to build bridges by returning significant works to their...

Politics: When Dumb Meets Disconnected

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Can we shake off our apathy, connect reality and marshal a productive counterattack against the forces of ignorance? Right now, the odds aren't looking all that good.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Libya and Obama's Embrace of the Imperial Presidency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.

Why I Traveled the Muslim World After 9-11 and What I Learned

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Luongo

The role of the travel writer is to bring people to places they never see, to explain things to them, to make the unknown, the forbidden, the intangible, known quantities, things to no longer fear.

The War in Iraq: At What Cost?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The president asked the nation to "turn the page" last night. But what makes me so sad this morning is the enormous human cost of the war in Iraq; and how a massive number of people and families -- in America and Iraq -- have had their lives ended or changed forever because of this war and will have a hard time turning the page. So was the war in Iraq worth the enormous human cost?

America's Iraqi Strategic Blunder

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Even in 2002, in the midst of the fear campaign unleashed by Bush's White House to create public support for an invasion of Iraq, credible voices in the American mainstream questioned the claims.

The Non-Bush Doctrine: Still Waiting for Obama's

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

That the Obama Doctrine and the foreign policy that the president has been pursuing are closer in terms of substance and approach to those advanced by Bush I and Clinton may sound like very good news.

7th Anniversary of Iraq War Passes -- But Myths Endure

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The 7th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War dawned with very little notice in the media. What we have heard, again, this year is that the US went to war with the overwhelming support of the public and the press. Actually, this is a myth.

CIA Unit's Plan To Discredit Saddam: Depict Him As Gay

Washington Post | Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During planning for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA's Iraq Operations Group kicked around a number of ideas for discrediting Saddam Hussein in the ...

Jordan Town Drops Plan To Name Area After Saddam Hussein

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — The mayor of a provincial town in Jordan said Sunday he had dropped plans to name a new neighborhood there after Iraq's late dic...

"Saddam Hussein" Calls In To Radio Free Iraq

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Many people around the world have been cursed with cringe-inducing names (as this BBC story proves). Some, however, are more unfortunate than others. ...

Sir Knavely and the Great Stimulus Package

Steven Denlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

"I'm bitter," Sir Knavely told me. He raised his glass and drank. His furry chin went deep into his Tiger's Milk. Then he set it down. "Why are ...

War by Other Means

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What we lack as a species is a moral-spiritual force for healing that is the equivalent of any of the great mechanisms of destruction we have developed over the millennia in our obsession with dominance.

Bush Library: Saddam Hussein's Personal Handgun To Be On Display

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

George Bush is not a man who does irony. It's not in his personal vocabulary. Take the exquisite irony behind the story of Saddam Hussein's gun....

Iraq: Saddam Grave Field Trips Now Banned

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government has banned all organized visits to Saddam Hussein's grave in the village of Ouja, the dictator's birth place north o...

Iraqi Officials Start Referring To Maliki As "Master," Reminding Some Of Saddam Era

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iraq's civilian leaders held a meeting on Thursday with the 300 top Iraqi military commanders from around the country to discuss the withdrawal of Ame...