For those who argued with the theory about a month ago that interceding in Iraq for “humanitarian purposes” to help the Yazidis was just a subterfuge to have the U.S. re-enter a messy war that supposedly ended for us in 2011, well, you were wrong. It was. Enjoy that slippery slope.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday September 10, 2014 12:31 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday August 8, 2014 9:14 am|
As America goes back to war in Iraq with airstrikes, here’s what to know and do instead…
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday June 23, 2014 9:37 am|
Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:19 am|
When wars end, usually there is a winner and a loser. Greeks burn down the city for the win; Trojans accept a dummy horse for the epic loss, like that. As we near the end of the U.S. military campaign in Iraq, and note the beginning of the State Department occupation (the formal mission handover is Oct. 1), it is a good time to decide who lost and who won, and what that means for the future of Iraq.
|By: DSWright Monday June 16, 2014 6:45 am|
As Iraq descends further into chaos the US embassy in Baghdad is preparing to evacuate embassy staff. There is little doubt that if ISIS fighters take control of Baghdad they will target the US embassy. The staff will be moved to Jordan or other consulates in the country not under direct threat. President Obama has [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Friday June 13, 2014 9:14 am|
The events unfolding now in Iraq are inevitable. They are the latest iteration of all the good we failed to do from day one of America’s ill-fated invasion in 2003.
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday December 25, 2013 6:01 pm|
Here’s a swig of actual news to wash down all those twee “human interest” pieces sticking in your throat.
|By: Siun Sunday March 6, 2011 6:00 pm|
Demonstrations continue across Iraq as people in more than a dozen cities march to demand an end to corruption and the most basic services.
|By: Siun Friday February 25, 2011 6:01 am|
Iraqis are planning to take to the streets this Friday in a mass Day of Wrath. Demonstrations from Sulimaniyah and Mosel in the North to Fallujah, Baghdad, Kut and Basra have called for an end to corruption and the provision of essential services as well as protection for the rights of journalists.