Christian Science Monitor
Obama battles ghosts of Iraq as he ponders Syria strike
WASHINGTON — In October 2002, more than five months before the U.S. would invade Iraq, an Illinois state senator named Barack Obama said at an anti-war rally that he was not against all wars, just "dumb war." Obama, who later made ending the war in ...
Difference Aside, Iraq War Haunts Obama on Syria
Is Syria the new Iraq?
MPs are scarred by the war in Iraq
Attacking Syria Makes Less Sense Than the Iraq War
Watching cable coverage of the possible military strike on Syria, my wife noticed a repeated verbal slip: People kept saying “Saddam” when they meant “Assad.” As Secretary of State John Kerry pointedly acknowledged in his speech today, the debate is ...
In shadow of Iraq, US has 'high confidence' Syria carried out chemical attack
Why a Democrat Who Opposed the Iraq War Backs Intervening in Syria
The case for Syria may be worse than Iraq
Iraq protesters rally against MP benefits
Thousands of protesters in and around Baghdad and southern Iraq have railed against lawmakers' lavish benefits, despite heavy security measures that kept many away, particularly in the capital. Demonstrators criticised lawmakers' retirement benefits in ...
Iraq protesters rail against lawmakers' pensions
Iraq Violence Kills 14 as Al-Qaida Claims Attacks
Bombings, shootings leave 23 dead in Iraq
Those who still get the Iraq WMD story wrong
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 ...
Car bomb kills 12 and wounds at least 20 in Iraq city of Ramadi
Since the start of 2013 the intensity of attacks on civilians in Iraq has dramatically increased. More than 1,000 people were killed in attacks in July, the worst monthly toll since 2008. Tensions between Shi'ite, Kurdish and Sunni factions in the ...
Car bomb attack kills 12, wounds 20 in Iraq
17 killed, 25 wounded in attacks in Iraq
Blasts in north Iraq town kill at least 13
From Suez to Iraq, the lessons of our past cast a long shadow over Syria
When it turns its attention to thinking about conflict, politics – and public opinion – is an oddly backwards process. Journalists and other analysts tend to look for guidance on future developments from past events. Egypt is compared to Algeria in the ...
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 ...
Once staunch opponent of Bush Iraq policy, Obama faces similar path on Syria
Cameron foiled on Syria vote as Iraq's legacy looms over Britain
Iraq war ghosts end UK plans to take part in Syria action
Al-Qaida in Iraq Calls on Egyptians to Fight Army
A leader of al-Qaida's Iraqi branch called Saturday on Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as "evil" for seeking power through democracy. The audio message by Abu Mohammed al-Adnani highlights the militant movement's ...
Qaeda in Iraq urges Egyptians to rise against army
Qaeda in Iraq presses Egyptians to rise up against army
Phony intel on Iraq WMD haunting US claims of Syria threat
Los Angeles Times
As Americans and their allies debate the wisdom of making military strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the phony pretext for the Iraq invasion is being dredged up by those fearful of being lured into another protracted ...
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant calls on Egyptians to wage 'jihad ...
Long War Journal
In an audio message released to jihadist forums on Aug. 30, a spokesman from al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) called on Egyptians to take up arms and fight the Egyptian army. The spokesman, Abu Muhammad al 'Adnani al Shami, also ...