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Iraq War Anniversary

A War and an Opportunity

Seth Moulton | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Seth Moulton

Ten years ago we had the chance, as a people united, to do something great. Many of us tried harder in Iraq than most will ever know, but America could have left a far better legacy for its children from this past decade than we have.

Think Again: Liberal Hawks on Iraq Anniversary: 'We Were Right to Be Wrong'

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Why should they reconsider? It's not as if anyone -- with the possible exception of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Bush -- paid any kind of professional price for their colossal errors regarding Iraq.

Looking Back on Iraq, Looking Forward in Afghanistan

Adam Cohen | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Adam Cohen

While reminiscing on the war that was, it is critical to think of the on-going war in Afghanistan to which the Iraq war is so closely linked.

American Anniversaries from Hell

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Take this April. It will be the ninth anniversary of the widespread release of the now infamous photos of torture, abuse, and humiliation from Abu Ghraib. Or to pick another anniversary that, strangely enough, goes uncelebrated here, consider the passage of the USA Patriot Act.

Generating Productive Political Discussions in the Classroom

Kevin Meuwissen | Posted 05.27.2013 | College
Kevin Meuwissen

What should a teacher do when students (and perhaps their models at home) simply refuse to play by the rules of civic discourse, rejecting compelling evidence that they find uncomfortable and repudiating empathy and compromise in favor of antagonism?

10 Years Ago: Failure

Shan Wells | Posted 05.26.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells

So much has changed, and yet the damage continues to compound, from the destruction of our military and international reputation to the devastation the war wrought on our economy.

Living With No Future

Dahr Jamail | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Dahr Jamail

Today, not to put too fine a point on it, Iraq is a failed state, teetering on the brink of another sectarian bloodbath, and beset by chronic political deadlock and economic disaster. Its social fabric has been all but shredded.

Marine Who Played Iconic Role In Iraq Questions War's Purpose

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

On April 9, 2003, Marine Cpl. Edward Chin was the focus of television cameras worldwide when he was broadcast draping a large rope around the neck of ...

An Open Letter To Paul Wolfowitz

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A leading critic of American military expansionism has written a critical open letter to Paul Wolfowitz on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War. A...

Think Again: Are Journalists Any Less Gullible Today Than They Were 10 Years Ago?

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

It's a tribute to the good sense of the broader American public that on the 10th anniversary of President George W. Bush's disastrous decision to invade Iraq, a majority of Americans are aware that the entire enterprise was a bad idea, according to a poll by the Gallup Organization.

Fox News Covered Iraq War Anniversary Least

Posted 03.21.2013 | Media

Fox News covered the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War the least out of the three major cable news networks, according to a new study by Media Matters...

WATCH: Birth Defect Rates In Fallujah 'Surpass Hiroshima And Nagasaki'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

Ten years after the start of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, doctors in some of the Middle Eastern nation's cities are witnessing an abnormally high number...

Bush Administration Publicly Shamed On Anniversary Of Iraq War

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

On the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, people around the world publicly aired their grievances against members of former President G...

Amanda Terkel

Washington Post Editorial Page Misses Iraq War Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- In the months leading up to the Iraq War, The Washington Post ran 27 editorials in favor of invasion, according to a count by veteran PB...

Iraq War, Whose Fault?

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Daily Szep- Remembering IRAQ

Paul Szep | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep

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Al-Qaeda Claims Baghdad Car Bombings

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — An al-Qaida in Iraq front group claimed responsibility Wednesday for bloody attacks that killed 65 people across the country a day ear...

Was the Iraq War Worth It?

Hussein Ibish, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Hussein Ibish, Ph.D.

Ten years later, was the Iraq War worth it? Did the U.S. achieve its goals? Is Iraq a more democratic country? Are the Iraqi people better off than they were under Saddam Hussein? Was it worth the cost? And most important, was it worth the American and Iraqi lives lost? You decide.

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Who Voted Against Iraq War Stand Their Ground 10 Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress voted to authorize the Iraq War in October 2002, only seven Republicans voted against it -- and they took heat for bucking...

Christina Wilkie

Iraq War Contractors Still Fighting -- In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Rumsfeld declared war on the Pentagon bureaucracy on a quiet, sunny Monday seven months into his tenure as secretary of defense. ...

Ex-CIA Analyst: Dick Cheney's Pre-Iraq War Intelligence Involvement Was Unprecedented

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Nada Bakos played a key role on the CIA's intelligence team prior to the start of the Iraq War. Now, the former counterterrorism analyst has come out ...

Still Suffering the Damage: Iraq 10 Years Later

Lawrence Korb | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

As we mark the painful anniversary of what the late Ted Sorensen called the Bush administration's "mindless, needless, senseless" invasion and occupation of Iraq, none of the architects of the war have yet publicly apologized for their dereliction of duty. In fact, many of them have taken the opposite tack.

5 Growing Problems Veterans Face (And What's Being Done)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact

Ten years after the U.S. first invaded Iraq, returning troops are filing for disability benefits, seeking education and employment assistance and stru...

With Pre-Invasion Trip to Iraq, Sean Penn Challenged Warfare State of Mind

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

On a plane circling Baghdad in gray dawn light, a little Iraqi girl quietly sang to herself in the next row. "When I start to wonder why I'm making this trip," Sean Penn murmured to me, "I see that child and I remember what it's about."