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Who Lost Iraq? And What We Can Do About It

James Zogby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Eventually the question will be asked -- "Who lost Iraq?" In a way, it might be seen as an improper question to ask since it presumes that Iraq was ours to lose. The fact that it was not, however, doesn't absolve us of responsibility.

No Immunity for US Troops: Why Hamid Karzai Punted to Loya Jirga

Michael Shank | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Immunity for U.S. troops post-2014 isn't going to happen. It's a political non-starter. No Afghan presidential candidate, queuing for the April 2014 elections, can support it, nor do the Afghan people want immunity for foreign troops.

Immunity: Disastrous Decisions in 2007 Return to Haunt 2012

Peter Van Buren | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

It was the 2007 Nisour Square Blackwater killings, not Wikileaks, that derailed plans for U.S. troops to stay on in Iraq.

Amanda Terkel

Lawmakers Urge Obama To Stick To Iraq Withdrawal Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States and Iraq debate whether to keep American forces involved in the war beyond the end of the year, 93 members of Congr...

Amanda Terkel

Will U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq Be Delayed?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is evaluating whether to keep troops in Iraq beyond the planned withdrawal date, a decision that would extend a...

Odierno Dismisses Reese Memo Calling For Early Iraq Withdrawal

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMP RAMADI, Iraq — The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday an American role over the next 2 1/2 years is crucial to ensuring legitimate nat...

Maliki SOFA Switch: US Troops Might Stay Beyond 2011

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iraqi prime minister has admitted US troops could stay in the country beyond 2011....

Tragedy and Compassion in Iraq

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The fireworks fired into the air and the pomp and circumstance of so-called Sovereignty Day cannot mask the grief felt by hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who lost loved ones in the past six years.

Obama's Iraq Speech: Video, Full Text

Huffintgon Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Video of President Obama's speech will be added soon. Remarks of President Barack Obama - As Prepared for Delivery Responsibly Ending the War in Ira...

Top Shiite Cleric Expresses Concern Over US-Iraq Security Pact

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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