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Thomas Ricks Fiasco

Fiasco Author: Obama's Iraq Optimism "Sounds a Lot Like Bush"

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Quigg

There's the saying about how people who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. But what about people who actively lie to themselves about the past, about something like the surge?

While Obama Escalates War in Afghanistan, Iraq Could Blow Up in His Face

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

There is great reason to suspect that the timeline for withdrawal -- all troops out by 2011 -- announced in February by the Obama administration will prove to be a fallacy.

Tom Ricks: We Should Really Be Fighting The 'Afghan-Pakistani War'

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two things that need to be said about this. The Afghan war isn't either. That is: * It isn't a good war * It isn't an Afghan war What d...

McCain's Premature Surge Adulation

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

McCain's failure of judgment, conscience, and courage during the rush to war cannot be erased. He turned his back on the only surge that might have spared us this: a surge before the invasion.

Fiasco Author Thomas Ricks Plans To Leave Washington Post

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Just two days ago, Washington Post staffers were clinking champagne glasses and celebrating a six-Pulitzer sweep. But now a two-time Pulitzer Prize wi...

"Fiasco" Author: Don't Celebrate Iraq Turnaround Just Yet

Editor and Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thomas Ricks of The Washington Post has been one of the level-headed, and accurate, reporters on the Iraq war since its inception. His book "Fiasco" w...