Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria action
Cameron's defeat calls into question Britain's traditional role as the United States' most reliable military ally, a role that Cameron worked hard to cement, and underscores how bitter the legacy of Britain's involvement in the 2003 Iraq war remains a ...
Cameron to skeptical Brits: Syria is not Iraq
Syria: MPs call for better intelligence as Iraq shadow looms over debate
Syria: a debate haunted by Iraq
Deadly blast hits Iraq market
The attack was the latest in a surge of unrest, with more than 3,700 people killed so far this year, that has sparked concerns Iraq is headed back to the all-out bloodshed that left tens of thousands dead in 2006 and 2007. Thursday evening's attack ...
Iraq Officials: 2 Vehicle Bomb Blasts Kill 24
Bombings, shootings leave 23 dead in Iraq
Iraq market car bomb kills 16
Media's Failures During Iraq War Cast Shadow Over Syria Coverage
NEW YORK -- On Monday morning, Associated Press investigative editor Ted Bridis stressed to colleagues the need for a “dive deep into questions about quantifying and understanding the U.S. government's justification for military intervention in Syria ...
After Iraq, media skepticism on Syria
White House: Syria Is Not Similar To Iraq
The White House says Syria is different from Iraq
Obama Administration: Don't Compare Syria and Iraq
Obama administration officials have rejected comparisons between the buildup to the 2003 Iraq war and the military strikes in Syria the administration is currently contemplating. “What we saw in that circumstance was an administration that was ...
Wall Street Journal
Iraq Attacks Kill at Least 65
Wall Street Journal
BAGHDAD—A coordinated wave of bombings tore through Shiite Muslim areas in and around the Iraqi capital early Wednesday, part of a wave of bloodshed that killed at least 65 people and wounded many more, officials said. The blasts, which came in quick ...
Deadly Blasts Stoke Fears of Sectarian Strife in Iraq
Iraq Bombings, House Raid Kill at Least 80 People
Where Iraq's Maliki pins the blame for Baghdad bombings (+video)
The Playbook for the Syrian War Has Already Been Written -- in Iraq - by ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
In the wee hours of Wednesday, Aug. 21, I was dozing comfortably in Cape Cod. A world away, in Syria, the morning brought horror. Thousands of patients began showing up in hospitals around Damascus. More than 3,600 people displaying neurotoxic ...
The National Interest Online
The Wise Men of Iraq Give Us Counsel About Syria
The Syrian question is hard in every way -- morally, strategically, practically. Any choice is bad. If the United States doesn't get involved, it countenances horrors. If it does, it could likely make the situation worse. If you're anything like me ...
The Neocon March on Damascus
Rumsfeld, architect of Iraq war, says Obama hasn't yet justified Syria attack
(CNN) – Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who along with President George W. Bush helped send the United States military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, said in an interview Wednesday the White House has yet to justify potential strikes in Syria.
MPs and Syria: in the shadow of Iraq
"I may not have succeeded in halting the war, but I did secure the right of parliament to decide on war." The words are inscribed on the Edinburgh gravestone of the late Robin Cook, the most senior minister to resign over the war against Iraq in 2003 ...
On Syria, a Drumbeat With Some Echoes of Iraq
New York Times
WASHINGTON — A grim-faced secretary of state reading a bill of charges against a rogue Arab leader. The White House promising intelligence that will provide proof about weapons of mass destruction. Frenetic efforts to piece together a coalition of the ...