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“America’s Failure in Iraq” is a worthwhile critique of the current political crisis.” By the Midwest Book Review.

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David Petraeus is considered a war criminal by some people. Is he?

Former General David Petraeus Illustration by Sean McCabe; Photograph by David J. Phillip/Associated Press

David Petraeus is considered a war criminal by some people. Is he?  Looking back over his career, especially the last ten years of it, one has ample reason to wonder.

He was handed a career the day he graduated from West Point . . . → Read More: David Petraeus is considered a war criminal by some people. Is he?

al Qaeda responsible for prison break at two locations near Baghdad

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton

al Qaeda was responsible for prison breaks at two locations near Baghdad last month.

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton told Fox News Tuesday that the raids  reflect growing sectarian conflict inside Iraq as the “Sunnis become more  radicalized in the conflict with the Shia-led . . . → Read More: al Qaeda responsible for prison break at two locations near Baghdad

al Qaeda in Iraq: over 1,000 killed during the “holy” month of Ramadan

People inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the commercial area of Karradah in Baghdad on Tuesday [August 6, 2013]. A wave of bombings, mainly targeting markets in and near Baghdad killing scores, officials said, the latest in a surge of violence that has gripped Iraq. (Associated Press)

 

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Ramadan in Iraq: Is it a holy time, or an excuse for more violence?

Ramadan in Iraq:  Is it a holy time, or an excuse for more violence?   I discuss this question in my interview from RT Television’s Washington studio June 18, 2013.

Cost of Iraq War: David Ignatius and the “The painful lessons of Iraq”

President George W. Bush presents the Medal of Freedom to Paul Bremer.

Cost of Iraq War:  On March 20, 2013, David Ignatius wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post titled “The painful lessons of Iraq.”  It’s a short and very accurate take on the mistake the United States made when it invaded Iraq in March 2003.

But . . . → Read More: Cost of Iraq War: David Ignatius and the “The painful lessons of Iraq”

Iraq War timeline: RT Moscow asks me about the cost of the Iraq War

At the 10-year point in the Iraq War timeline, RT television’s Moscow studios interviews me on March 18th about the cost of the Iraq war.

Iraq and Afghanistan: US Army’s “Human Terrain System” a $250M waste

U.S. soldiers from the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, pass out toys to local children during a Human Terrain Team site survey mission, in Kilabeen, Iraq, on Sept. 15, 2009. (Photo: Spc. Benjamin Boren)

The US Army’s “Human Terrain System” for Iraq and Afghanistan has turned out to be a $250 million waste . . . → Read More: Iraq and Afghanistan: US Army’s “Human Terrain System” a $250M waste

Iraqi oil: if we invaded Iraq for its oil—why’s it going to China???

Iraqi oil production.

Why is Iraqi oil going to China?

According to McClatchy News Service:

America, with its own homegrown energy bonanza, isn’t going after the petroleum that lies beneath Iraq’s sands nearly as aggressively as is China, a country hungry to fuel its rise as an economic power.

Iraq remains highly unstable in . . . → Read More: Iraqi oil: if we invaded Iraq for its oil—why’s it going to China???

Iraq War 10 years later: 4 car bombs leave 19 Shiites dead, 70 wounded

March 29, 2013 – A man looks at the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, 155 miles north of Baghdad. (Reuters)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ten years after the ‘end’ of the Iraq war, 4 car bombs went off in Shiite sections of Baghdad, killing 19 . . . → Read More: Iraq War 10 years later: 4 car bombs leave 19 Shiites dead, 70 wounded

Iraq war timeline: Iraq in the years since “Mission Accomplished!”

The Sadriyah outdoor market the day after a lone suicide truck bomb detonated, killing 137 people instantly and injuring 350. It was the deadliest insurgent attack since the US-led invasion on March 20, 2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since President George W. Bush declared . . . → Read More: Iraq war timeline: Iraq in the years since “Mission Accomplished!”