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Iraq Five Years Later

Jason Linkins

'Mission Accomplished' Anniversary: NYT Celebrates With Panel Who Largely Got It Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past Sunday, the New York Times presented a symposium of sorts on the future of the Iraq War, titled "How To See This Mission Accomplished." Hav...

Largest Labor Strike Since Iraq War Shuts Down West Coast Ports

LA Times | Louis Sahagun and Ronald D. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports took the day off Thursday, effectively shutting down operations at the busy complexes in what the unio...

Jason Linkins

Letter From A Soldier: Answers You Won't Want To Hear

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain claims that he is a break from the flawed strategy of the Bush administration. But the Iraq miasma is not the result of a flawed strategy. It is the result of a flawed concept to begin with.

Jason Linkins

General Hayden Revises History In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We gave this particular moment some special attention on our Sunday Morning Liveblog today, but it deserves some special attention and scrutiny. We'r...

Jason Linkins

Hagel: 'Arrogance, Incompetence' Fuel Bush's Run To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, who will not seek a new term in the Senate, continues to offer some of the most potent criticism of the Iraq War out the...

Jason Linkins

Hagel: Bush Administration 'Certainly Misrepresented' Facts On Run-Up To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past year, Senator Chuck Hagel has not been shy about expressing his disillusionment with his own party. Having announced that he'll be fore...

Jason Linkins

Dana Perino, The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A Neverending Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Years after missions were declared to have been accomplished in Iraq, it's still difficult to get a straight answer out of the Bush administration as ...

Jason Linkins

'Al Qaeda In Iraq': Part Myth, Part Manipulation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The triumph of Al Qaeda in Iraq has less to do with their achievements in the field of terrorism, and more to do with the tautology that the administration has erected to pin the tail of our misfortune on a convenient, scary sounding donkey.

Richard Engel's Emotional Return To The Palestine Hotel: "This Is Where My Colleagues Were Killed"

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News has posted a video online by Baghdad correspondent Richard Engel sharing some reflections of the last five years in Iraq on this anniversary of the commencement of the Iraq war.

Bush Admin's Iraq War Cost Estimates Not Even Close

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the outset of the Iraq war, the Bush administration predicted that it would cost $50 billion to $60 billion to oust Saddam Hussein, restore order a...

Jason Linkins

Dana Rohrabacher Offers Iraqi Refugees Some False Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After five years of war in Iraq, plenty of Iraqis are still trying to make a go of it: enjoying the long government recesses and the vacations from re...

US Nears 4,000 Dead in Iraq

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Sometime soon, the U.S. military will suffer the 4,000th death of the war in Iraq. When the 1,000th American died in September 2004, ...

Der Spiegel: Life In Baghdad Since The Fall Of Saddam

Der Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The situation in Iraq on the eve of the anniversary of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" has both opponents and supporters of the American military campaign p...

Jason Linkins

Bush Continues To Link Iraq With 9-11

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after the beginning of the Iraq War, some things never change. Among them, our President's continuing effort to sell his Middle East misad...

Poll: Majority Of Americans Say War Not Worth It

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One the eve of the five-year anniversary of the start of the war with Iraq, Americans continue to think the results of the war have not been worth the...

Jason Linkins

Great News: Iraqi Chicken Farming 'Moving Toward Pre-War Levels'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GREAT NEWS EVERYBODY. The five-year-old Iraq war is not a "miserable failure" as all the liberal blogs would have you believe! Via Spencer Ackerman,...

Bush's Approval Rating 40 Points Lower Than At Start Of Iraq War

CNN | Paul Steinhauser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just 31 percent of Americans approve of how President Bush is handling his job, according to a poll released Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the s...

Max Follmer

Karen Kwiatkowski: The Soldier Who Spoke Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the war in Iraq completes its fifth year this week, The Huffington Post is featuring interviews with and essays by those journalists, elected offic...

Jason Linkins

CNN's King Offer Mixed Bag On Iraq, Calls It A 'Fact Check'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN sent correspondent John King to Iraq to offer the network's viewers some fifth-anniversary perspective on the developments of the Iraq War. Havin...

One Year Later, Market Where McCain Strolled 'Freely' Is Controlled By Sadr, Too Unsafe For Americans To Visi

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On April 1, 2007, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) strolled through the open-air Shorja market in Baghdad in an effort to prove that Americans are "not getting...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Editorial On Iraq 'Fantasies' Ignores Certain Realities

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today's Washington Post editorial, commemorating five years of Iraq miasma, levels the charge at Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obam...

Sam Stein

An Analyst Looks At Back On Iraq With Sadness and Scorn

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the war in Iraq completes its fifth year this week, The Huffington Post is featuring interviews with and essays by those journalists, elected offic...

Bush: Iraq War Worth It

AP | TERENCE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush says he has no doubts about launching the unpopular war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure," argui...

Jason Linkins

Iraq After Five Years: The Oil Factor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In this morning's Washington Post, Steven Mufson takes up the issue of oil and the Iraq war. Three paragraphs in, he crafts a remarkable sentence: W...

Jason Linkins

Bush Makes Myths: Claims Iraq As The Locus For An 'Arab Uprising'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anytime President Bush starts expounding on the Iraq War, you're bound to hear some sort of claim that lands, unsubstantiated, into your brainpan with...