Late Night FDL: Cleaning Up After the Houseguests Are Gone

By: Friday December 23, 2011 8:00 pm

Now, seven years later, with the American military finally gone, the same ruling alliance (which is still in power, despite some internal shifts) is clamping down to cement its rule? You don’t say. But please don’t try to tell me it’s any kind of sudden development.


Late Night FDL: Non-Mission Acknowledged

By: Friday October 21, 2011 8:00 pm

Like a lot of you, I felt an odd combination of déjà vu and whiplash earlier today at the revival of President Obama’s 2008 election rhetoric about “ending the war” in announcing the formal withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq. And similarly, I’m aware of the widely noted doubts about whether this really is [...]

Obama Speaks To Nation On Iraq

By: Tuesday August 31, 2010 5:00 pm

Tonight, President Obama addresses the nation to mark the “official end to combat operations in Iraq.” David Dayen at FDL News previewed the speech earlier today by noting the following: In remarks at Fort Bliss today, the President gave a rough outline of his remarks tonight about Iraq. I’m going to make a speech to [...]

No, the Combat Troops Are Not All Leaving Iraq

By: Tuesday August 3, 2010 6:03 am

In spite of widespread reports to the contrary, combat troops will remain in Iraq well after August 31, 2010.

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