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: Peter Van Buren Friday January 10, 2014 8:30 am|
Given the foundational mistake of destroying a country in hopes of rebuilding it, perhaps we should better ask, prior to the next U.S. military action, “Could we have not lost Iraq?”
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday October 31, 2013 1:05 pm|
Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in the US this week, meeting with officials in hopes of getting more US assistance, including lots of weapons he says he needs to fight terrorism, or Syria, or whatever (whatever=killing more Sunnis.) You can expect lots of dumb, uninformed comment about this visit.
|By: Jim White Tuesday July 6, 2010 1:30 pm|
Vice President Joe Biden visited Iraq over the July 4th holiday weekend, but his efforts to spur movement on the stalemated talks to form a new government in Iraq produced no results. Iraqis went to the polls on March 7 of this year and yet no government has been formed, nearly four months later. Thankfully, despite this abject failure at nation building, withdrawal of US troops remains on schedule.