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Iraq Invasion

John McCain Says He Would Have Been 'Reluctant' To Invade Iraq Had He Won In 2000

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he would have been hesitant about ordering a ground invasion of Iraq had he been elected president in 2000. “You...

Tony Blair Under Attack Again

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
S. Azmat Hassan

Last month was not the first time that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under collective censure.

The Daily Szep- Revisionist History

Paul Szep | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Ducking the Blame for Iraq? No Surprise.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The architects of disaster in Iraq know what they've done -- and now they're trying to squirm out of it.

I'd've Loved to Hear Her Speak, Yet Well I Know That Eric Has a Far More Pleasing Sound

Justine Valinotti | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Justine Valinotti

I am going to write something that may shock and offend some of you. Perhaps you will never want to read or hear anything I have to say, ever again, ...

Obama's Changing Moral Compass on Iraq

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Adil E. Shamoo

In his speech in Brussels on March 26, President Barack Obama refuted Vladimir Putin's assertions regarding the wrongs of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. It is important to look at Obama's own moral arguments in justifying an invasion that a majority of U.S. citizens regard as a major U.S. foreign policy disaster.

The Times Acknowledges the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Unleashed a Sectarian Bloodbath

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's always intriguing when the Newspaper of Record, even tacitly and buried inside an article, acknowledges that a U.S. policy it once trumpeted as vital to the nation's security turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Horrors in the Rear-View Mirror: Ten Years of Iraq

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Why look back?" some of them say. Here's why. ...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At 10 Years Of War In Iraq

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

-- The images remain fresh even as the memories fade – the blinding flash of "shock and awe" bombing, the square-jawed confidence of an America...

LOOK: Scenes From Baghdad A Decade Later

AP | MAYA ALLERUZZO | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- To the first-time visitor, Baghdad might seem like a normal city. Well, almost normal: Pockmarked buildings and pervasive checkpoints serve...

PHOTOS: Saddam's Specter Lives On In Iraqi Landmarks

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- The soaring half domes of the Martyr Monument stand out against the drabness of eastern Baghdad, not far from where Saddam Hussein's feared...

In An Uncertain Iraq, Nostalgia For Saddam Endures

Agence France Presse | Salam Faraj | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

A decade after the US-led invasion of Iraq, years of violence and disdain for the country's current political class fuel nostalgia for Saddam Hussein ...

Consulting the Zombies: Why We Invariably Turn to the 'Experts' Who Were Never Right on Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We don't get it. We really don't. We may not, in military terms, know how to win any more, but as a society we don't get losing either. We don't recognize it, even when it's staring us in the face.

Mission Unaccomplished

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

On March 20, as we mark the 10th anniversary of the invasion from hell, we still don't get it. In case you want to jump to the punch line, though, it's this: by invading Iraq, the U.S. did more to destabilize the Middle East than we could possibly have imagined at the time.

Is Iraq on Its Way to a Civil War?

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 04.22.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Nuri al-Maliki has had an historic opportunity to unify Iraq and move it forward economically. He may still have time, but he must start by ending the violence and changing his own policies, including the use of authoritarian and undemocratic methods to govern.

Ten Years After Powell's U.N. Speech, the Media Hasn't Learned

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke to the U.N. Security Council on February 5, 2003, countless journalists in the United States extolled him for a masterful performance.

Dan Froomkin

Bush's War Turned Iraq Into Iran's Best Friend

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- In the run-up to the war in Iraq, neoconservative hawks in and out of the Bush administration promised that the U.S. invasion would quic...

Let's Stop Exaggerating the Special Relationship With Britain

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

America has viewed the integration of Europe and the development of the European Union through Anglo-tinted glasses, a view that has proven to not be in the best interests of the United States.

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Max Stanley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel another insult. She has been fighting for justice and accountability for the death of her son, a Blackwater employee.

Gaddafi, Bush and the Iraq Big Lie

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Baker

With the world delighting in the abdication of the dictator Mubarak in Egypt and now the Libyan Gaddafi's potential demise, the least we can do is examine some of the possible the threads back to our own country.

How 'Curveball' Made Monkeys of U.S. Intelligence and the Bush White House

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

The black comedy of the Iraqi defector codenamed "Curveball" that has just resurfaced tells us much about how the U.S. has made such a mess in the Mideast.

Egypt's Shockwaves Hit Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

The events in Egypt are a reminder of how different things could have been in 2003 if, instead of attacking Saddam Hussein's state infrastructure, regime change had been sought by supporting Iraq's people.

Real Reason for Iraq Invasion, Finally?

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

In Donald Rumsfeld's new book, Known and Unknown, out February 8, Rumsfeld offers an account of George W. Bush's early interest in Iraq. This was just days after the 9/11 attacks.

Thoughts on the "Ground Zero Mosque " and the Better Angels of Our Nature

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

The part of me that initially flinched at the thought of a mosque so close to Ground Zero is not one of the better angels of my nature, and certainly not the part of me I'd ever want to be defined by.

We Fought the War and the War Won: Will We Let It Win Again?

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

It was seven years ago that I found myself running the wrong way up Sixth Avenue with my high school sweetheart. Through the rain we ran, with peace on our lips. New York's Finest were running after us, as they had a way of doing with pesky antiwar protesters.