Neocons Want To Try Nation-Building In Iraq Again

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 8:05 am

While it is no secret that many hawks in Congress are in favor of sending US ground forces into Iraq and Syria to fight ISIS, now the prospect of “nation-building” has reentered the discussion. Nation-building was one of the more controversial projects of the US occupation of Iraq. Not only does a nation-building policy often [...]

Tomas Young (1979-2014)

By: Tuesday November 11, 2014 9:23 am

Tomas Young, one of the most famous Iraqi war veterans to publicly oppose the war, died yesterday at the age of 34. Young joined the military after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was deployed to Iraq where in 2004 he was wounded in combat. As a result of those wounds Young was paralyzed and eventually [...]

Bush Says Only Regret Of Iraq War Is Rise Of ISIS

By: Monday November 10, 2014 5:54 am

Former President George W. Bush says if he had do it all over again he would still invade Iraq. His only regret is that due to his actions he created a vacuum that allowed ISIS to rise to power – a group he referred to as “Al-Qaeda plus.” Left out were the thousands of American [...]

Iraqi Army ‘Months Away’ From Being Able To Take On ISIS, US Campaign To Take Years

By: Friday October 24, 2014 5:30 am

One of the most influential Army officers of Iraq on how the U.S. is repeating its mistakes: http://t.co/e2OoNLpUWB pic.twitter.com/m2a0Xe0CcH — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) October 22, 2014 Though hundreds of billions of US taxpayer dollars went into forming, training, and equipping the Iraqi National Army it only took a few weeks for ISIS to cripple the [...]

Blackwater Contractors Convicted For Iraq Massacre

By: Thursday October 23, 2014 5:43 am

Four Blackwater contractors were convicted in federal court yesterday of murder, manslaughter, and weapons charges for their role in a massacre that occurred in Iraq in 2007 while Blackwater was protecting a convoy of US State Department officials.The shooting incident, which left 17 unarmed Iraqis dead, was ruled a crime rather than a wartime accident [...]

Secret Emails Show Lack Of Support For Hillary Clinton Among Democratic Activists

By: Friday September 19, 2014 7:58 am

According to secret emails reviewed by The Hill, some influential Democratic Party members are less than enthused about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming president. The Google group called “Gamechanger Salon,” hosts 1,500 Democratic Party aligned operatives in activism and media. A years worth of emails revealed “significant dissatisfaction” with Hillary Clinton. The group includes [...]

ISIS Labeled ‘Imminent Threat’ As US Strikes Set To Expand Into Syria

By: Monday August 25, 2014 5:31 am

In the aftermath of the killing of James Foley the Obama Administration has ratcheted up the rhetoric against ISIS now calling the group an imminent threat to US national security and global interests. Part of that label apparently entails attacking ISIS wherever they are including outside of current “limited” US operations in Iraq with plans [...]

300 More Troops For Iraq, Obama Declares ISIS Must Be ‘Extracted’

By: Thursday August 21, 2014 5:14 am

Can we call this a war yet? On Wednesday President Obama responded to the killing of James Foley by ISIS by calling ISIS a cancer that needed to be extracted. ISIS killed Foley in response to the killing of ISIS fighters from US airstrikes in Iraq after the group claimed it would kill Americans if [...]

UPDATED: Maliki Steps Down

By: Thursday August 14, 2014 8:10 am

UPDATE: Maliki steps down. Nouri al-Maliki has in a television address announced his decision to step down as Iraq’s prime minister and endorsed Haider al-Abadi as his successor. He said his decision was aimed at preserving the country’s “unity”. “I announce before you today, to ease the movement of the political process and the formation [...]

Obama Sends More Troops To Iraq

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 5:15 am

Breaking: #SecDef Hagel announces that additional assessment team will be sent to #Iraq — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) August 12, 2014 While repeating ad nauseam that he will not be sending ground forces to Iraq, President Obama has been sending ground forces to Iraq. Typically the Obama Administration labels the forces “advisers.” The latest [...]

Pentagon Says Airstrikes Will Not Stop ISIS

By: Tuesday August 12, 2014 5:32 am

Tracking Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq: http://t.co/C1gTRhiJFV #ISIS pic.twitter.com/4C5jDxXHrQ — Bloomberg News (@BloombergNews) August 12, 2014 Though President Obama has said the US will not allow ISIS to takeover Iraq, Army General William Mayville reported yesterday that current US airstrikes will not stop ISIS. According to the general the airstrikes can, at best, [...]

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