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With Britain Haunted by Iraq, a Harsh Lesson for Cameron - New York Times Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:36:56 GMT

Christian Science Monitor

With Britain Haunted by Iraq, a Harsh Lesson for Cameron
New York Times
LONDON — Humiliated by lawmakers over Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain seems destined to cut a lesser figure, weakened both at home and abroad by a self-made debacle that has also highlighted his war-weary country's reluctance to get ...
Cameron foiled on Syria vote as Iraq's legacy looms over BritainChristian Science Monitor
Don't blame Cameron for the Syria vote. Blame the ghosts of Iraq.Washington Post (blog)
Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria actionReuters
Financial Times -The Guardian
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Why a Democrat Who Opposed the Iraq War Backs Intervening in Syria - The Atlantic Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:37:41 GMT

Christian Science Monitor

Why a Democrat Who Opposed the Iraq War Backs Intervening in Syria
The Atlantic
Like Obama, Tom Perriello, a former congressman from Virginia who now serves as president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, strongly opposed the Iraq war. But he now strongly backs action in Syria. Perriello has extensive experience with ...
Attacking Syria Makes Less Sense Than the Iraq WarBloomberg
Is Syria the new Iraq?Christian Science Monitor
In shadow of Iraq, US has 'high confidence' Syria carried out chemical attackReuters
TIME (blog) -Fox News -Los Angeles Times
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Iraq Violence Kills 14 as Al-Qaida Claims Attacks - ABC News Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:10:08 GMT

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Iraq Violence Kills 14 as Al-Qaida Claims Attacks
ABC News
The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Friday for a lethal wave of coordinated bombings in the Baghdad area earlier this week, as new attacks killed another 14 in the latest outbreak of violence to hit the country. Friday's deadliest ...
Bombings, shootings leave 23 dead in IraqCNN - Canada
Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq bombingsReuters
Alleged terrorist shown burned in the street as Iraq struggles to contain ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
Aljazeera.com -New York Times -Reuters UK
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Do We Have Iraq PTSD? - The Atlantic Wire Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:45:35 GMT

The Atlantic Wire

Do We Have Iraq PTSD?
The Atlantic Wire
Former President George W. Bush said "I refuse to be roped in" to the debate on Syria in an interview on Fox and Friends on Friday. Too late! Nearly every aspect of the Syria discussion — the strength of American intelligence, the role of Congress ...


Those who still get the Iraq WMD story wrong - MSNBC (blog) Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:16:14 GMT

Those who still get the Iraq WMD story wrong
MSNBC (blog)
It was a little jarring to hear Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) insist that Saddam Hussein "had weapons of mass destruction," and may have moved the stockpiles "over into Syria." I immediately double-checked the date, and sure enough, the comments came ...


The case for Syria may be worse than Iraq - Washington Post (blog) Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:45:15 GMT

Washington Post (blog)

The case for Syria may be worse than Iraq
Washington Post (blog)
With Code Pink protesting outside the White House as the administration grows impatient with United Nations inspectors looking for weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, it's beginning to feel a bit like 2003 in Washington. The Iraq War is ...


Syrian refugees in Iraq risking lives to return home amid funding shortfall - The Guardian Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:26:16 GMT

The Guardian

Syrian refugees in Iraq risking lives to return home amid funding shortfall
The Guardian
After being closed for three months, the Peshkhabour crossing between Syria and Iraq reopened on 15 August. Tens of thousands of fleeing Syrians who had been stuck on the border were finally able to reach safety, with more continuing to cross each day.


Why Syria in 2013 isn't a repeat of Iraq in 2003 - NBCNews.com Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:19:25 GMT

Why Syria in 2013 isn't a repeat of Iraq in 2003
NBCNews.com
By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News. With thousands of coalition troops killed and large caches of WMDs that were never found, the Iraq War still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of many Americans. So it's quite understandable that ...


Obama Administration: Don't Compare Syria and Iraq - ABC News (blog) Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:14:37 GMT

ABC News (blog)

Obama Administration: Don't Compare Syria and Iraq
ABC News (blog)
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 ...


UK's Syria stance reminiscent of Iraq invasion - Deutsche Welle Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:15:31 GMT

UK's Syria stance reminiscent of Iraq invasion
Deutsche Welle
The so-called special relationship between the UK and US has seen prime ministers from Winston Churchill to Tony Blair - and now David Cameron - back Washington in conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Gulf War and the invasions of Iraq ...