Syria resolution a tough sell for lawmakers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan
The challenge facing President Obama as he has pushed Congress to authorize using military force against the Syrian government is perhaps best reflected in two lawmakers who once deployed into battle. They joined up in the years after the Sept. 11 ...
Iraq War Vet in Congress Opposes Syria Strike
GLICK: Our Generation's Responsibility: Moving On From Iraq
Washington Post (blog)
Kerry's claim that he opposed Bush's invasion of Iraq
Washington Post (blog)
(Shawn Thew/EPA). “You know, Senator Chuck Hagel, when he was senator, Senator Chuck Hagel, now secretary of defense, and when I was a senator, we opposed the president's decision to go into Iraq, but we know full well how that evidence was used to ...
Spate of attacks hit central Iraq
Attacks in central Iraq have killed at least 16 people in the latest violence in Diyala province and in an area known as the Triangle of Death. In Tuesday's deadliest attack, armed men stormed a house in the town of Yusufiyah and killed six people ...
Bombs target Iraq Shi'ites, Sunnis, killing 16
Spate of Iraq attacks leave 18 dead
Violence in Iraq kills 16, wounds 32
Media Matters for America (blog)
WH defends Syria strike: "We learned our lesson" in Iraq
(CBS News) The United States "learned our lesson" in Iraq, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday on "Face the Nation," making the case for why a limited military strike in Syria won't escalate into a repeat of the nearly nine-year war.
Will Syria be "another Iraq"?
Former Iraq Weapons Inspector Hails Diplomacy on Syria
Syria and the Specter of Iraq
Kerry Spins His Record on Iraq
Secretary of State John Kerry recently revised the historical record to say both he and Chuck Hagel, now the secretary of defense, “opposed the president's decision to go into Iraq” as senators. Both voted to give President Bush the authority to use ...
John Kerry accused of lying about being opposed to the Iraq War as he built ...
WaPo: Kerry Gets "Four Pinocchios" For Saying He Opposed the Iraq War
Obama and Kerry Are Now Stuck in Iraq
News Analysis: Iraq embraces for repercussions of possible strike on Syria
The allegedly Iranian-backed Shiite militia groups in Iraq reportedly threatened to retaliate against the US interests inside Iraq if Washington and its allies go ahead with the strike against the Shiite-dominated government in Syria. Iraqi Hezbollah ...
Iraq: Attacks Claim 24 Lives
New York Times
A wave of bombings and a shooting killed at least 24 civilians on Tuesday, as insurgents tried to undermine government efforts to maintain security. The attacks included a shooting in a house in Yusufiya that killed two women and four men, a cafe ...
Iraq closes airport in second largest city, no explanation
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq closed the international airport in its second largest city Mosul on Tuesday, grounding all flights without giving any explanation, air industry and security sources said. The closure affects flights to and from Jordan, the ...
Iraq Closes Mosul International Airport Without Explanation
Few Iraq and Afghan War Vets in House Support Syria Strikes
Hawaiian Democrat Tulsi Gabbard became the latest post-9/11 military House vet to oppose U.S. military intervention in Syria on Monday. “As a soldier, I understand that before taking any military action, our nation must have a clear tactical objective, ...
Iraq vet in Congress: Syria strike 'serious mistake'
Iraq vet Gabbard says Syria strike would be 'serious mistake'
Bombings and a shooting kill 24 across Iraq
BAGHDAD — A new wave of bombings and a shooting in Iraq killed at least 24 civilians on Tuesday, as insurgents try to exploit the country's political instability and undermine government efforts to maintain security. The deadliest attack took place in ...