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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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Pundit says Iraq was better off under Saddam (I said that 5 years ago)

Saddam Hussein is filmed after his capture in this footage released December 14, 2003. (Reuters)

Pundits are now saying Iraq was better off under Saddam. I said that 5 years ago. Hey, Laura Ingraham, you’re correct but a little late.

“We try to do all these things in Iraq, now . . . → Read More: Pundit says Iraq was better off under Saddam (I said that 5 years ago)

Cost of the Iraq War: No end in sight for Iraq, the US, or ISIS, etc.

Barack Hussein Obama hosts the Muslim celebration of Eid in the White House on July 28, 2014. He commemorated all the contributions Muslims have made to the growth of America.

The cost of the Iraq war, which began in March 2003, appears to have no end in sight. But last week, while . . . → Read More: Cost of the Iraq War: No end in sight for Iraq, the US, or ISIS, etc.

The Islamic State has seized Mosul Dam: Kurdistan is now threatened

This Oct. 31, 2007 file photo, shows a general view of the dam in Mosul, 225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP/File)

The Islamic State, the new name for the al Qaeda spin-off comprised of Sunni militants, has now seized Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq. It seems the peshmerga, the Kurdish forces, . . . → Read More: The Islamic State has seized Mosul Dam: Kurdistan is now threatened

In Iraq: 50 bodies found near Hilla, south of Baghdad—just like 2006

An image taken from a video that allegedly shows militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) executing a group of Iraqi soldiers.

50 bodies of men between the ages of 25 and 40 were found near the town of al Hilla, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

Fox News reports:

Iraqi . . . → Read More: In Iraq: 50 bodies found near Hilla, south of Baghdad—just like 2006

News Article – “Iraq: US Considers Stepping Back into the Quagmire”

I have posted in its entirety an article by Tawab Malekzad, “Iraq: US Considers Stepping Back into the Quagmire.”  The piece appeared in Voice of Russia-US on July 3, 2014.  Mr. Malekzad interviewed me for the article.

The Pentagon (Photo: © Commons)

By Tawab Malekzad

WASHINGTON (VR) — The Pentagon’s concerns over the threat of the Islamic . . . → Read More: News Article – “Iraq: US Considers Stepping Back into the Quagmire”

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!

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.