10 Years Later: Looking Back on the Iraq War So We Can Clearly Look Forward
That was the day George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and a team of others -- along with much of Washington and a very complicit mainstream media -- took the nation to war against Iraq. The devastating consequences of that war will continue for decades, but a ...
How the Iraq war hurt Republicans
Beyond the thousands of casualties incurred, the millions of troops and civilians deployed, and the trillions of dollars committed, the most enduring legacy of the Iraq war will be the political movements it triggered in this country: It shattered ...
Happy 10th Anniversary, Iraq War
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the invasion of Iraq turned out to be a joke. Not for the Iraqis, of course, and not for American soldiers, and not the ha-ha sort of joke either. And here's the saddest truth of all: on March 20th as we mark the ...
A decade later, Iraq tragedy at forefront
Ten years after the invasion, did we win the Iraq war?
A challenge facing historians of the Iraq war, which began 10 years ago this month, will be to gauge what senior members of George W. Bush's inner circle were actually trying to accomplish. The justifications offered for the invasion were all over the ...
Iraq: a display of declining US power
Iraq remains the subject of visceral polemic 10 years after George W. Bush and Tony Blair launched their misbegotten and mendaciously sold war of choice to remove Saddam Hussein and, by their lights, reshape the Middle East. The invasion and ...
McGurk, denied Iraq ambassadorship, may get senior State job, report says
Washington Post (blog)
Loop Fans may remember our report a year ago that the Obama administration had penciled in Brett H. McGurk, a talented aide on the Bush II National Security Council staff and then a special adviser to President Obama, to be the next ambassador to Iraq.
Iraq: a history that must not be repeated
Hadi al-Amiri, Iraqi Transport Minister and former head of the Shia militia group Badr, complains that “presenting money and weapons to al-Qa'ida in Syria by Qatar and Turkey is a declaration of armed action against Iraq. If we (Shia) form militia and ...
The Road Not Traveled in Iraq
Ten years ago this month—March 20, 2003, to be precise—U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq on a mission to topple the regime of Saddam Hussein. Tens of thousands of people were killed in the war, including more than 4,000 U.S. service members. In the years ...
Iraq may be broken, but it is our political class that is bankrupted
This basic rubric of the trade was all but abandoned a decade ago in the run-up to the war on Iraq, when every official claim was assumed to be true and those who denied it were treated as bad, or even mad. One honourable exception was Cockburn's son, ...
Pentagon probing Iraq torture allegations
The Pentagon is investigating allegations linking the U.S. military to human rights abuses in Iraq by interior ministry police units who operated a network of detention and torture centers during the U.S.-led occupation. Earlier this week, the British ...