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Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Hagel And McCain Have Testy Exchange Over Iraq Surge | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over the Iraq War was reignited on Thursday when Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took on Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel for...

Sam Stein

John McCain Criticizes Iraqi Leaders For Letting Domestic Politics Trump Security | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high-stakes debates over the Iraq war no longer play the politically determining role they did during the 2006 congressional electio...

America's '100-Year Wars'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Anthony Nunn was barely nine years old when the Afghanistan War started. Just like my grandson three years ago, he was still a child for whom his parents and grandparents must have had so many dreams.

Amanda Terkel

Will U.S. Withdrawal From Iraq Be Delayed? | 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...

Author Of Pro-McCain Book: McCain Has Lost Me

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I have been a longtime admirer of John McCain. During the 2000 Republican presidential primaries I publicly defended McCain against the pro-Bush Repub...

Woodward: McCain Privately Pessimistic About Iraq In 2007

Washington Post | Michael D. Shear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain talks often about giving "straight talk" to the American people about the real situation in Iraq. He brags about having been one of ...

McCain "Evil" Iraq Story Questionable

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A reader points out that John McCain's example of pure evil yesterday rests on a story asserted by Iraqi officials, but since cast into doubt. "Not l...

Exactly What are We "Winning" in Iraq?

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Fortunately for Bush, an organization calling itself Al Qaeda in Iraq emerged -- a group having no relationship to Osama Bin Ladin or the Al Qaeda that attacked us years earlier.

McCain: Obama Seeks To 'Legislate Failure' In Iraq

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — Republican John McCain on Saturday issued a scathing critique of Barack Obama's judgment and readiness to be commander in chief, tel...

Why Doesn't Media Ask McCain: "You Have Served Your Country Honorably, Sir, but Exactly Which Wars Have You Won?"

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

McCain will opt for war as the first choice, not the last choice. With America now embroiled in two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, one has to worry about John McCain's desire to "bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran."

McCain Surrogate: He Could Withdraw From Iraq Before Obama!

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign has come up with an intriguing new way to sell his opposition to a timetable for withdrawal: McCain just might withdraw from Iraq ...

McCain to New York Times: Dammit My Friend, Can't You See? I Am Right, Obama's Wrong. Let Me Repeat...

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

I give the New York Times extra credit for not publishing the McCain piece. The op-ed might have sold some extra papers, but it would have definitely not been up to the standards of the paper.

McCain Makes False Claims On Iraq Timeline (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with CBS News' Katie Couric tonight, John McCain made the false assertion that the Surge brought about the so-called Anbar Awakening. ...

Lieberman: Obama Couldn't Go To Iraq If It Wasn't For McCain

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Look, the fact is that if Barack Obama's policy on Iraq had been implemented, Barack Obama couldn't go to Iraq today, it wouldn't be safe," Sen. Joe ...

McCain: Obama's Still "Completely Wrong"

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Republican John McCain worked on Monday to wrestle the spotlight from rival Barack Obama's tour of Iraq by insisting he w...

McCain Iraq Comments: Bringing Troops Home From Iraq "Not Too Important" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

*** UPDATES BELOW *** Sen. John McCain appeared on the Today Show this morning and continued to promote his idea of a long occupation in Iraq. But w...

McCain Predicts "Spectacular" Terror Attempts In Iraq Near Election

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain said Friday he expects the presidential election this fall will increase the occurrence of "spectacular" terror attempts in Iraq. Speakin...

McCain: Hagel "Wrong" On Iraq But I'm Glad He's Going With Obama

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McCain was peppered with questions about Hagel while campaigning in Nebraska Wednesday evening. Speaking to reporters after meeting workers a truckin...

Obama Iraq Speech: US Strategy Is Unsound

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barack Obama said Tuesday that overall U.S. interests have been hurt rather than helped by the Bush administration's decision ...

Sam Stein

McCain Tries To Have It Both Ways: Obama Is Too Rigid And A Flip Flopper On Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The desire within the McCain campaign to paint Barack Obama as inconsistent on Iraq is palpable. But McCain's criticisms are a bit inconsistent themse...

Civil Campaign? McCain Camp Says Obama Wants To Lose In Iraq

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain campaign, which has said it doesn't question Obama's patriotism, is now doing something awfully similar: Claiming that Barack Obama and the...

McCain Campaign: Obama's Iraq Speech Suggests He's Taking Our Side

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain's campaign said Sunday that Barack Obama's remarks on Iraq "have left a significant question as to exactly what he intends." Sen. Joh...

Pro-War Vet Group Helps McCain With Battleground State Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pro-war veterans group Vets For Freedom is airing ads in battleground states in support of the war, the Washington Post reports: Sen. John McCa...

McCain Gaffe On Status Of Forces Agreement Undermines Judgement Claims

Think Progress | Adam Jentleson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In all the hubbub over his comments that withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq was "not important," McCain still hasn't taken a clear position on the stat...

Iraq Government Seeks To Limit US Role In Country

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain and George W. Bush argue that maintaining high levels of U.S. troops in Iraq is essential for the security of Iraq, the region, the world,...