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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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Collapse of Iraq: ISIS, Maliki, Baghdad, John Kerry, and a dead judge

Judge Rauf Rashid and Saddam Hussein

The collapse of Iraq is a story of ISIS, soon-to-be ex-Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, the near fall of Baghdad, Statesman-to-the-World John Kerry (second only to Uncle Joe Biden), and the murder of the judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death. In Iraq, what goes around comes around. Let’s start . . . → Read More: Collapse of Iraq: ISIS, Maliki, Baghdad, John Kerry, and a dead judge

Iraqi Freedom 2.0?: Mike O’Brien on RT’s “Crosstalk,” June 23, 2014

I was a panelist on RT’s television’s Crosstalk, with the appropriate title: “Iraqi Freedom 2.0?”  The show air worldwide today, June 23, 2014.

Collapse in Iraq: war vets upset at collapse so soon after our exit

General Martin Dempsey

The collapse in Iraq has US war vets upset because it’s happening so soon after our departure.  Did they think everything would be OK after they left, or after the US completely withdrew?

The swift collapse of Iraq is no surprise.  There has never been stability in that country since we invaded.  If people actually . . . → Read More: Collapse in Iraq: war vets upset at collapse so soon after our exit

America’s Failure in Iraq: don’t blame the Iraqis—blame the U.S.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

America’s Failure in Iraq

The failure in Iraq is not the fault of the Iraqis, their government or their army.  It’s the fault of the United States, completely and totally.

We went there for no legitimate reason other than completely fabricated crap about WMD.  We then proceeded to . . . → Read More: America’s Failure in Iraq: don’t blame the Iraqis—blame the U.S.

Cost of the Iraq War: Iraq slides toward collapse as the world watches

June 12, 2014: Iraqi men gather outside of the main army recruiting center to volunteer for military service in Baghdad, Iraq, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. I wonder how many of these brave men will die because their county, and the United States, has failed them. (Photo: AP)

Cost of the . . . → Read More: Cost of the Iraq War: Iraq slides toward collapse as the world watches

Iraq War: I hate to say “I told you so,” but I told you so.

Insurgents belonging to ISIS/ISIL. (AP)

The Iraq War is now in its final phase. As it goes down the drain, as I predicted it would, Barack Hussein Obama is weighing his options.

Last week two al Qaeda “franchises,” ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), took over . . . → Read More: Iraq War: I hate to say “I told you so,” but I told you so.

Cost of the Iraq war: it’s official, insurgents now taking over towns

Burning vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)

The cost of the Iraq war 

It’s official, insurgents are now taking over towns in Iraq.  On . . . → Read More: Cost of the Iraq war: it’s official, insurgents now taking over towns

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”