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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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Eric Shinseki: the lone voice of reason before Iraq is now disgraced

Eric Shinseki

Gen. Eric Shinseki was the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army prior to the invasion of Iraq.  Of all the people involved he was the only one who said what was needed, that it would take several hundred thousand soldiers to do it.  For doing his job, which meant advising his boss . . . → Read More: Eric Shinseki: the lone voice of reason before Iraq is now disgraced

Cost of Iraq War: 4,000 people killed in the first half of 2014!

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands outside a burnt house on May 21, 2014 in the city of Ramadi. (AFP Photo/Azhar Shallal)

Cost of Iraq War: 4,000 people killed in the first half of 2014! 

The death toll from suicide attacks in Iraq keeps climbing.

Fox News reported on May 27 2014:

A suicide bomber . . . → Read More: Cost of Iraq War: 4,000 people killed in the first half of 2014!

Another 28 Iraqis blown up by al Qaeda, what Obama calls the “jayvee”

Jan. 19, 2014 – A gunmen takes cover during clashes with Iraqi security forces outside Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP)

The same day Barack Hussein Obama called the new al Qaeda ”jayvee”, meaning neophytes on the terrorism field, they blew up at least 28 people in Baghdad.  Looks like the “jayvee” might be going . . . → Read More: Another 28 Iraqis blown up by al Qaeda, what Obama calls the “jayvee”

Now it’s really Obama’s War: arms—and possibly troops—on their way

Jan. 17, 2014:  Fallujah, Iraq, following days of fighting between Iraqi security forces and the new al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  This picture, however, is typical of what Iraq looks like everywhere.  While I was there, it kept reminding me of a garbage dump with people living in it.  (Sadam . . . → Read More: Now it’s really Obama’s War: arms—and possibly troops—on their way

Obama’s War Part II: Jack Keane and the Military-Industrial Complex

 

Generals Jack Keane and Stanley McChrystal at the Pentagon. Keane retired from the army to pursue a second career making a fortune in the military-industrial complex, while McChrystal was later fired for insubordination in Afghanistan.

With Obama’s war in Iraq escalating, there is talk in Washington that US troops should go back.  This is no . . . → Read More: Obama’s War Part II: Jack Keane and the Military-Industrial Complex

Obama’s War Part I: al Qaeda seizes US arms left for Iraq’s army

Jan. 7, 2014: Gunmen gather in a street as they chant slogans against Iraq’s Shiite-led government and demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city in Fallujah. (Fox News)

It’s Obama’s war now.

The new brand of al Qaeda—the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant—seized a cache of US weapons . . . → Read More: Obama’s War Part I: al Qaeda seizes US arms left for Iraq’s army

Iraq and the new al Qaeda: a disaster in the making in the Middle East

Iraq

Iraq and the new al Qaeda are in the process of creating a disaster in the Middle East.

Last week the new “brand” of al Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), captured the towns of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar province.  A look at the map shows how close Ramadi is to Baghdad, about . . . → Read More: Iraq and the new al Qaeda: a disaster in the making in the Middle East

Sectarian violence in Iraq is getting worse, nearing 2006-2007 levels

Iraqis take part in funeral prayers for one of those killed in a shootout during the arrest of the prominent Sunni lawmaker Ahmed al-Alwani. (Reuters)

The sectarian violence in Iraq is getting worse, nearing levels not seen since 2006-2007.  It’s getting really bad over there.

Violence in Iraq has reached its worst level since . . . → Read More: Sectarian violence in Iraq is getting worse, nearing 2006-2007 levels

The violence in Iraq continues as the government cracks down on Sunnis

Anti-Iraqi government gunmen are seen during clashes with security forces on December 30, 2013 in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, West of Baghdad.

The violence in Iraq continues as the Shi’ite-controlled government of Nouri al-Maliki cracked down on Sunnis December 30th.

Deadly clashes broke out and mosques called for holy war as Iraqi forces . . . → Read More: The violence in Iraq continues as the government cracks down on Sunnis

Security in Iraq: as al Qaeda grows, Iraq has to buy arms from the US

 

Iraqis gathered in Tikrit on Tuesday to pray over journalists killed in an attack claimed by a Qaeda-affiliated group. (Mahmoud Al-Samarrai/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

Security in Iraq is for all intents and purposes non-existent.  The violence continues unabated, while al Qaeda grows more powerful each month.  The level of violence is as . . . → Read More: Security in Iraq: as al Qaeda grows, Iraq has to buy arms from the US