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Obama Gets Mixed Ratings For His Record On Iraq

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

Looking at the chaos in Iraq, Americans are still more likely to point the finger at George W. Bush, according to a Quinnipiac survey released Thursda...

Obama To Speak On Iraq As U.S. Weighs Its Options

AP | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the strongest sign yet of U.S. doubts about Iraq's stability, the Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite ...

Obama Considers Special Forces To Help In Iraq

AP | By LARA JAKES and JULIE PACE | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the...

Joshua Hersh

There's So Much Violence In Iraq The Tragedy Has Become Easy To Ignore | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In late November, Prashant Rao, the Baghdad bureau chief for Agence France-Presse, found himself with a terrible, familiar problem. The daily story he...

Legacy: Who Is Accountable In Iraq?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The issue of legacy is not so much should we assign blame to a soldier, but to ask: why have we not assigned blame and demanded punishment for the leaders who put those soldiers into the impossible situations they faced?

Obama Repeats Line Over And Over Again

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Over and over, the Iraq war is over. President Barack Obama, who opposed the war all the way to the White House, can't remind peop...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Announces Iraq Troops Will Be Withdrawn By End Of 2011 | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Fulfilling a long-held campaign promise, President Barack Obama announced Friday that he will pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq by the en...

The End of the Iraq War Is in Sight

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All America can do, at this point, is beg the Iraqis to come together and put aside their political differences, and do what we want them to do.

Iraq: The Forgotten War

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Al Eisele

It will take concerted diplomacy, economic development, and probably thousands of U.S. troops on the ground to make sure all these tensions don't pull the country and the region into chaos.

George Bush, Barack Obama And Iraq: The Costs Of War

The New Yorker | Hendrik Hertzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking from the Oval Office last Tuesday evening to mark what he called, with more hope than precision, "the end of our combat mission in Iraq," Pre...

Bill Kristol: Barack Obama's Speech 'Commendable,' At Times 'Impressive'

The Weekly Standard | Bill Kristol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama opposed the war in Iraq. He still thinks it was a mistake. It's therefore unrealistic for supporters of the war to expect the presiden...

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...

Obama's Last Day in Iraq

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shai Baitel

The last day of Obama in Iraq is approaching and one has to hope that it will not spell Ahmadinejad's first day there.

Iraq Electoral Law Passes, Crucial To Setting Up National Vote

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament ended weeks of debate Sunday and passed a long-delayed law paving the way for the planned January election to go for...

Iraq Elections Pushed To January, Complicating US Withdrawal Plans

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — National parliamentary elections will be held Jan. 30, Iraqi officials announced Monday, sliding the date into next year in a move tha...

Iraq War: A Look Back (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman, Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama today announced his plan to withdraw combat troops from Iraq by August 2010 and declared that the US has "begun the work of ending thi...

Obama's Iraqi Road Bump

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The relative calm in Iraq and the departure of George Bush from the White House may make it seem like Iraq is history, but ten days is a long time in politics.

Will The Slaughter Of Iraqis By The US Military Ever Be Reported?

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Schwartz

Even if the Obama administration pursues a very different policy in Iraq and the Middle East, I doubt it will acknowledge the amount of violence caused by the war during its first six years.

Obama's Edge Over McCain on Iraq

John Bruhns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bruhns

Senator Obama's plan to leave troop elements behind would have conditions: the Iraqis would have to politically reconcile and end sectarianism. McCain's is to continue on the current path.

McCain: Obama Seeks To 'Legislate Failure' In Iraq

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — Republican John McCain on Saturday issued a scathing critique of Barack Obama's judgment and readiness to be commander in chief, tel...

Don't Believe the Hype: Blackwater is Here to Stay

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

Anyone who thinks Blackwater is in serious trouble is dead wrong. Even if -- and this is a big if -- the company pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, business has never been better and its future looks bright.

Obama Mobbed By Crowd Of GIs In Baghdad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama met with a crowd of cheering troops and State Department workers in Baghdad Monday night. "So I don't care whether you are a Sailor, a S...

McCain Surrogate: He Could Withdraw From Iraq Before Obama!

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has come up with an intriguing new way to sell his opposition to a timetable for withdrawal: McCain just might withdraw from Iraq ...

Is The Media Coverage Of Obama's Overseas Trip Fair?

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Television news' royalty will fly in to meet Barack Obama during this week's overseas trip: CBS chief anchor Katie Couric in Jordan o...