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Paul Bremer

One Thing Americans Should Know About Iraq

Nan Levinson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Nan Levinson

So it's 10 years later and Iraq is splintering, probably regardless of what the U.S. does. Does it matter who screwed the pooch? Yes, for a number of reasons, and the sweetness of saying, "I told you so," is the least of them.

Dick Cheney's Big Neo-Con Con

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

To say that Cheney's op-ed piece is revisionist history would be a gross understatement. Rather, it's the most mind-numbing case of delusion in political history.

Jason Linkins

True Chyrons For Bush-Era Iraq War 'Experts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

As Michael Calderone noted earlier this week, one of the more astounding things that has happened in the wake of the sectarian deterioration and renew...

Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

Howard Dean Blasts Media For Featuring Discredited Iraq War Boosters As Experts

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) is calling out the media for providing discredited boosters of the 2003 invasion of Iraq a platform to push for re...

WATCH: CNN Host's Tough Confrontation With Iraq War Architect

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media

Paul Bremer, the former envoy to Iraq, has been among the more prominent architects of the Iraq War to suddenly reemerge all over the nation's televis...

Michael Calderone

Iraq War Boosters Get Second Chance In Media Spotlight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.10.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- In Monday’s Wall Street Journal, Paul Bremer criticized the Obama administration’s policy in the Middle East and argued that the Unite...

Saddam's Revenge on America

Stephan Richter | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

Much as the U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan eventually became like the medieval holy warriors they fought, so too have the countries' political systems converged in terms of their polarization.

David Wood

Iraq Reconsruction Cost U.S. Taxpayers $60 Billion, Left Behind Corruption And Waste

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In nine years of war in Iraq, 4,448 Americans died and 32,221 were wounded in battle, leaving behind a deeply divided country steeped in...

Why Is Failed Iraq Neocon Dan Senor Dictating Romney's Foreign Policy?

Washington Spectator | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

Washington Spectator correspondent Wayne Barrett investigates Mitt Romney's saber-rattling advisor Dan Senor--and his disastrous record in Iraq. The...

Playing Politics With Presidential Medals

David Macaray | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
David Macaray

The day will surely come when some future president awards the Medal of Freedom to George W. Bush. It will happen. But why on earth would an ex-president need the same medal that Richard Petty got?

Libya and Obama's Embrace of the Imperial Presidency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.

Top 7 Underemployed Former Bush Officials

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

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Ahmed Chalabi's Victory

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aram Roston

Chalabi still has more loyal friends in the US then most people imagine. Chalabi's US representative insisted to me last week that Chalabi was the best friend America has in Iraq, a sorry thought.

My Testimony on 'Enhanced Interrogation Techniques'

Ali Faisal Al-Lami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Faisal Al-Lami

In 2008, I was kidnapped from Baghdad International Airport by American civilians with no known affiliation, and was blindfolded and taken to a facility where I was initially interrogated in a hostile way.

History Has Not Yet Judged Bush

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Denselow

Certainly Bush's rewriting of his Iraq legacy will be helped by his decision to reverse his earlier policies, abandoning the idealism of the top-down reinvention of Iraq, for reality-based pragmatism.

Iraq's "National Sovereignty Day" is U.S.-Style Hallmark Hype

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

The puppet government in Iraq has named June 30th "National Sovereignty Day." This is U.S.-style Hallmark hype and will remain so until every last occupation soldier leaves Iraqi soil.

Meet The Real Press

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stu Kreisman

The fourth estate has abdicated its responsibilities to Stewart, Letterman, Olbermann, Maddow, Campbell Brown and the bloggers on the internet.

The Bush Presidency: Shakespearean Tragedy or Cruel Farce?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Unlike earlier failed presidents like Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, Bush does not seem to acknowledge or even recognize the destruction that he has wrought.

The Folly of de-Clintonification

Jared Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Levy

As Barack Obama goes about forming a cabinet, cries have gone up that Obama is committing some kind of sin by appointing a number of people who worked in the Clinton Administration.

Bush Reveals True Reason for War in Push for Iraqi Agreement

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Operation Iraqi Freedom was never about liberating the people of Iraq but instead about liberating its assets for foreign exploitation.

Architect Of Iraq War Strategy Blames Powell In New Memoir

Washington Post | Thomas E. Ricks and Karen DeYoung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the first insider account of Pentagon decision-making on Iraq, one of the key architects of the war blasts former secretary of state Colin Powell, ...

Bremer Hits Back At Criticism For Disbanding Iraq's Army: Bush Said I Had His "Full Support"

NY Times | L. PAUL BREMER III | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It has become conventional wisdom that the decision to disband Saddam Hussein's army was a mistake, was contrary to American prewar planning and was a...