Tag Archives: Iraq

Reasons not to dally in Iraq


by Michael E. O’Hanlon, Brookings

President Obama’s strategy towards Iraq over the last year has been more right than wrong. Continue reading

Far from facing the truth, the US is telling new lies about Iraq


by Gary Younge,  The Guardian

A couple of weeks ago, the Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush was asked in an interview with Fox News whether, knowing what he knows now, he would have invaded Iraq. It’s the kind of predictable question for which most people assumed he would have a coherent answer. They were wrong. Continue reading

The Middle East: In the Shadow of the Gunmen


Jonathan Spyer,  PJ Media

Post “Arab Spring,” the Middle East is in chaos. And ready to be devoured by the mullahs of Iran. Continue reading

When jihadis come marching home


Brian Michael Jenkins,  The Hill

As many as 15,000 foreign volunteers have swelled the ranks of rebel and jihadist formations currently fighting in Syria, according to the most recent United Nations report. Continue reading

West waging a ‘CNN war’ in Syria as Isil makes gains in Iraq


Sofia Barbarani,  The Telegraph

On the barren wastes of Mount Sinjar, the Yazidis are once more surrounded and fighting for their lives.

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Iraq says 322 tribe members killed, many bodies dumped in well


Michael Georgy,  Reuters

Islamic State militants have killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, including dozens of women and children whose bodies were dumped in a well, the government said in the first official confirmation of the scale of the massacre. Continue reading

Karl Rove’s Strategic Concealment Initiative


by Timothy Birdnow,  American Thinker

Karl Rove has come under fire for masterminding the Bush Administration policy of hiding the discovery of stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Continue reading

Report: Rove kept discovery of Iraq’s WMD secret


by Thomas Lifson,  American Thinker

The “Bush lied/People died” chant flourished for years as the Left demonized George W. Bush for invading Iraq and finding “no” weapons of mass destruction. Except that our troops did discover vast numbers of chemical WMDs, but the administration kept the discovery — and the injuries to our troops that handled them — secret. Continue reading

Outrage: Troops Fighting in Iraq Not Eligible For Certain Medals


Aaron MacLean,  The Washington Free Beacon

The military’s role in Iraq has been much in the news over the last 24 hours. Continue reading

Many Missteps in Assessment of ISIS Threat


By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted an increasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunni extremists in Syria, according to senior intelligence and military officials. Continue reading