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US Iraq Invasion

The Pottery Barn Rule Updated

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration's top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way. They were then in planning mode, but waiting until fall to launch their full-throttle campaign to persuade Congress and the American people to back them.

Glass Houses in the Middle East

John Tirman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Home
John Tirman

The numbers of civilians killed in Syria is appalling. But the contrast to another war is striking. The U.S. invasion of Iraq prompted a civil war that took the lives of civilians by the hundreds of thousands. Our concern for these civilians was noticeably less generous than it is for the Syrians.

Iraqis Don't Believe Americans Will Leave

New York Times | Alissa J. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD -- On the street here and in the well-furnished living rooms of the Iraqi intelligentsia, the recently approved Iraqi-American security pact i...

Diplomacy as a Last Resort

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

The US will do everything in its power to prevent an attack by Iran or to respond militarily should an attack take place. In dealing with the likes of Ahmadinejad, there is nothing wrong with being vocal about that fact.

Iraqis Still Ask If US Invasion Was Worth It

Reuters | Dean Yates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after U.S. and British forces swept into Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis are asking if the violence and upheaval that turned t...