2016: Buy American, Iraq!

By: Thursday September 9, 2010 6:00 pm

The Iraqi defense minister wants a return on his investment. As Abdul Qader Obeidi tells the Los Angeles Times‘ Liz Sly, Iraq’s purchases of American weapons platforms compel an advisory presence beyond 2011, SOFA or no SOFA.


Why is Iraq Declared “Success” with Benchmarks Unmet, Government Yet to Form?

By: 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.

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