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Iraq: How Many Turning Points and Milestones Until We Win?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Secretary of State John Kerry said on September 8 that the formation of a new Iraqi government was "a major milestone" for the country.

The Beheadings Are Bait

Matthew Hoh | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

In our rush to return to war in Iraq we are playing into the Islamic State's hands, just as we played into the hands of al Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and into Osama bin Laden's larger strategy with our morally disastrous Global War on Terror.

Obama Makes Bushism the New Normal

Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

As surely -- if not as enthusiastically -- as his predecessor, Obama has succumbed to the powerful systemic pressures that serve the needs of the military-intelligence-industrial complex. Secrecy is rampant. Politics drives policy. There is no accountability.

The Obama Tactic

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American public isn't exactly strongly supportive of Obama's foreign policy right now, but one thing the public really doesn't support is getting involved with any of the various conflicts raging over there. We are still -- again, according to the polls -- a pretty war-weary nation.

Three Charts To Email To Your Conservative Brother-In-Law (Updated)

Dave Johnson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about "Obama spending" and "Obama deficits" and how the "stimulus" just made things worse. Solution: Here are three "reality-based" charts to send to him.

Laughing From His Grave

Matthew Hoh | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

Nearly 12 years ago, the United States Congress, representing the American people, provided President George W. Bush with the authorization to invade Iraq. Friday, seemingly under this same authorization, American bombs fell again on Iraq.

Into Africa: Can BushCats Save the Beasts?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rhodesia born Paul and his brother David have created a flying machine they think can do the job: the BushCat, a lightweight, low- and slow-winged vehicle, designed for the bush.

It's Not Me, It's You: My Break-Up Letter to President Obama

Robert Price | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Robert Price

Our romance began in 2008. It was the best and the worst of times.

Iraq: Learning From Yesterday and Planning for Tomorrow

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Nathan Gonzalez

Before embarking on another adventure to pacify the region, the United States must understand several basic facts that seemed to have eluded the architects of the war of 2003 -- an invasion that ultimately set Iraq up for its present dilemmas.

Iraqi Chickens Come Home to Roost

Shan Wells | Posted 08.25.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Bearing Witness to the Agony of Others

Marianne Williamson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

It's not very often that I see something on a corporate-owned American TV news channel and go, "Wow guys, that was great." But tonight I did. CNN deserves a huge bravo -- and a huge thank you -- for their special '60s episode about the war in Vietnam.

Not Another U.S. Bombing!

Andy Thayer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

The U.S. bombing Iraq would only serve to pour gasoline on an already raging fire.

Why America Can Never Win in Iraq

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Instead of a good old-fashioned and simple Our Side vs. Their Side, Good Guys vs. Bad Guys, the Iraq War is one that comprises many layers. They intermingle and overlap, kind of like the multiverse of conflict. Some of this is painted here in quibbly broad strokes, but the core is solid.

The Gnarly Psychology of Unnecessary War

Marianne Williamson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Marianne Williamson

Nothing the government does now -- no action or non-action on its part -- will change the fundamental trajectory of national tragedy -- and I don't just mean Iraq's -- if we, the American people, do not wake up to what has happened here.

President Obama Is No Bush

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has accomplished far too much in the face of far too much adversity. To spin his plunging popularity numbers as if he's a complete failure is to horribly mangle the comparison with the president who clearly was a failure.

Zach Carter

Bush Torture Defender Suggests Obama Should Be Impeached Over Bergdahl

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Sunday defended President Barack Obama's constitutional authority to exchange five Taliban prisoners o...

Bush Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Former president George W. Bush had knee replacement surgery over Memorial Day Weekend, NBC Chicago reported Tuesday. Bush had surgery Saturday at...

Memorial Day: Honor the Peace Seekers

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Our highest patriotism on this Memorial Day should not simply be to mourn those Americans who have died fighting in the uniform of our country, but more importantly, we should all vow that unnecessary wars -- like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan -- will never, ever happen again.

Torture and the Destruction of a Human Being by the United States

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Now, we can read a psychiatrist's report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.

Bush Says He'll Make Big Decision On Presidential Run This Year

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeb Bush says he's all the speculation about whether he'll run for president in 2016 is actually getting him more attention than i...

Feinstein v. the CIA: A Moment of Truth

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It was a truly historic moment on Tuesday when Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to warn that the CIA's continuing cover-up of its torture program is threatening our Constitutional division of power.

Lindsey Graham Praised Obama's Syrian Chemical Weapons' Outcome... Until He Achieved It!

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

What Graham himself called a "terrific outcome" six months ago is now weakness on the part of the president that invited Putin to invade the Ukraine.

Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States.

Celebrate President's Day With Rare Photos Of Presidents With Celebrities Of Their Time

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.17.2014 | Celebrity

What better way to celebrate President's Day 2014 than with a look back at our last 14 men in office and their famous friends? Let's be honest (for ol...

The Super Bowl of War: Three Decades of Failure in Afghanistan

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

For the Democratic hawks, Afghanistan was going to be the good war, but Obama has learned, as did then-President Jimmy Carter more than 30 years ago, that the Afghans are not to be toyed with.