Ahmad Chalabi Still Wants To Lead Iraq

By: Friday July 11, 2014 8:22 am

Call in the clowns. If the disgraced so-called “journalists” who peddled Ahmad Chalabi’s lies are still allowed in the debate over the future of Iraq, why not Chalabi himself? This is a question Chalabi seems to be asking as he makes yet another attempt at becoming the leader of Iraq. Ahmad Chalabi is most known [...]

Obama Uses War Powers To Send More Troops To Iraq

By: Tuesday July 1, 2014 3:29 am

So about that no ground troops pledge. President Obama has now ordered 200 more US military personnel to Iraq. The disclosure came in a letter to Congress as required under the War Powers Resolution. The troops sent are, according to Obama’s letter, “equipped for combat.” Which is good because they are heading into a war [...]

Obama Claims He Does Not Need Congressional Approval For Next Iraq War

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 5:25 am

President Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who [...]

Usual Suspects Turn Up To Promote Another War In Iraq, Rewrite Their Own History

By: Monday June 16, 2014 9:50 am

(Tom Friedman Justifies 2003 Iraq War In Off-putting Sexual Terms) One of the consequences of President Barack Obama not bringing to justice the architects of the illegal and disastrous 2003 Iraq invasion and torturous occupation is that those same war criminals feel free to now launch asymmetric attacks against common decency and rational thought in [...]

US Preparing To Evacuate Embassy Staff In Iraq

By: Monday June 16, 2014 5:57 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 [...]

Iraq Prime Minister Requesting US Air Strikes Against Militants

By: Thursday June 12, 2014 6:14 am

With the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) taking over Iraq cities in Mosul and Tikrit Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has reportedly been asking for US assistance. ISIS has taken over more and more of Iraq as US trained Iraqi security forces fold before them despite outnumbering them. According to a [...]

Condoleeza Rice Removes Herself From Commencement Speech At Rutgers University

By: Monday May 5, 2014 9:42 am

Though it may be in vogue among elite media to try and rehabilitate Bush era disgraces, Rutgers University students and faculty decided they would rather maintain their integrity than soil their hands with the blood and corruption of former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. Rice was a key proponent of the catastrophic war with Iraq [...]

Jake Tapper Puts Out George W. Bush Puff Piece

By: Friday May 2, 2014 9:33 am

When it comes to politics Americans don’t seem to agree on much these days. But one thing we do all recognize is that the presidency of George W. Bush was a disaster. So disastrous even Republicans have been keeping their distance. For instance, neither Republican presidential candidate in 2008 or 2012 wanted to be publicly [...]

Reihan Salam Still Believes In Neocon Imperialism

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 9:44 am

Reihan Salam still wants your children to die for his dreams of empire. While he acknowledges that the Iraq War’s “benefits did not outweigh the enormous costs”, he’s not convinced we shouldn’t try again. In fact, he claims it is essential for world peace that America continue to put its boot on the throat of [...]

Fort Hood Shooter Was Iraq War Veteran With PTSD Symptoms

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 6:03 am

UPDATE: Army secretary says Fort Hood shooter saw no combat in Iraq, was not wounded. The soldier who engaged in a shooting spree at Fort Hood yesterday, killing three and then himself, was an Iraq War veteran suffering from conditions like PTSD according to the commanding general of Fort Hood. The shooter, Army Specialist Ivan [...]

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jonathan Chait, And The Logic Of Liberal Imperialism

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 11:52 am

For those who enjoy a good intellectual skirmish do check out the back and forth between Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jonathan Chait. The debate mostly centers around a discussion of what constitutes a “culture of poverty” and whether politicians such as Paul Ryan and Barack Obama conflate black culture and poverty. As a man of the [...]

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