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Barack Obama Iraq War

McCain: Obama's Iraq Strategy Reminds Me Of Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reflected on his days of service in the Vietnam War in a radio interview on Tuesday, Veterans Day. McCain, a former naval a...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Iraq War Was A Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

On the eve of a potential confirmation battle for secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel that may hinge on his opposition to the Iraq war, most Ame...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama Picking His Fights

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is basing a large part of his campaign on what he can manage to accomplish without dealing with the congressional gridlock, and this is quite likely a winning political strategy.

Inside the Mind of the Atari Ayatollah

Stanley Weiss | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Stanley Weiss

If the future of Iraq seems confusing, it is in part due to the fact that nobody seems to know the mind of Moqtada al-Sadr -- including Sadr himself.

Barack Obama Iraq War Speech: Is It Worth It?

Politics Daily | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

But with the economy foundering -- many of the recent stats are discouraging -- most Americans are probably not yearning above all for a report on Ira...

A Falcon of Peace

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Despite everything, hawks rule; doves never even get the chance to take off. If you're not addicted to force (and so failure), you're simply not a part of the grand scheme of things, of the world as it is.

Generals Seek To Reverse Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Decision

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (IPS) - CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defence Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Oba...

Gates: Military Looks To Accelerate Iraq Pullout, Shut Down Guantanamo

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates signaled a willingness to forge ahead with two key priorities for the incoming Obama administration:...

Obama's Iraq Timetable May Need Adjustment

Time | Brian Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senior U.S. military officials will likely advise Barack Obama to adjust his campaign pledge to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by mid-2010....

McCain's Last Issue

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The presumptive Democratic nominee's world tour etablished that Obama has the gravitas to become President of the United States and neutralized McCain's national security credentials.

Obama Takes Surge Criticism Off Website

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama's aides have removed criticism of President Bush's increase of troops to Iraq from the campaign Web site, part of an e...

Obama: Multiple Visits To Iraq By McCain Don't Equal Perspective

ABC News | Sunlen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., argued in San Diego today that just because Sen. John McCain has made multiple visits to Iraq, that does not mean that he h...

McCain Campaign: Obama's Iraq Speech Suggests He's Taking Our Side

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's campaign said Sunday that Barack Obama's remarks on Iraq "have left a significant question as to exactly what he intends." Sen. Joh...

Obama's Position on Iraq Could Put His Candidacy at Risk

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Obama's position on Iraq, which always left a trail of unasked questions, now plants a seed of doubt, justifiably, among the peace bloc of American voters.

Clark Was Right on McCain, But Now We're Talking About the Wrong Issue

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Go back and read Wes Clark's statement. He simply said that McCain's fate -- the act of having your plane shot down -- is not relevant to the skills of being an executive. Isn't that true?

Obama, McCain To Meet With Iraqi Foreign Minister

ABC's Political Radar | Kirit Radia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain are expected to meet individually with Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in the coming days, s...

Fierce Iraq Fighting Forces War Back Onto Campaign Trail

The New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER and LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The heavy fighting that broke out last week as Iraqi security forces tried to oust Shiite militias from Basra is reverberating on the presidential cam...

Obama Doctrine And The Minds That Shape It

American Prospect | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama met in California for the Jan. 31 debate, their back-and-forth resembled their many previous encoun...

Max Follmer and Sam Stein

Obama And Clinton Go Toe-To-Toe On Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than a week before the decisive Nevada Democratic presidential caucuses, the political battle over Iraq dramatically erupted on Sunday when the H...