More Iraq War Articles

  • Seriously? Obama asks Congress to repeal 2002 War in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    It's not often that this page is at a loss for words, but national security adviser Susan Rice's July 25 letter to House Speaker John Boehner encouraging repeal of the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq comes close.

  • Heroic Marine, nicknamed 'Lion of Fallujah,' finally honored for CIA service

    "Five wounded, one martyred," was the radio report from Iraqi coalition forces who fought alongside Marine Maj. Douglas Alexander Zembiec when he fell to small arms fire in 2007.

  • Dick Cheney is back to blast 'isolationists' on left and right

    Everything old is new again, as a Monday luncheon featuring Dick Cheney was crashed by hecklers from the antiwar group Code Pink.

  • Iraq analyzing tape purported to show top militant

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq security agencies are working to verify the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows the elusive leader of the Sunni extremist group that has declared an Islamic state in a large chunk of territory it controls leading prayers this week in northern Iraq, authorities...

  • First Gulf War in 1991 was America's opening Iraq mistake

    Now's not the time to re-litigate the Iraq War, we're told -- mostly by people whose bright idea it was in the first place. If we "spend our time debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago," says former vice-president Dick Cheney, we're "missing the boat."

  • Here's why Democrats don't want to talk about Iraq

    President Obama's decision to send a small number of troops to Iraq is an awkward topic for Democrats these days. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, who is leading Democratic efforts to keep control of the Senate, carefully dodged a Washington Examiner question about whether he supports Obama's...

  • Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was...

  • Iraq and the echoes of Vietnam

    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today -- which carries eerie echoes of the not-so-distant...

  • 10 reasons why Iraq's bloodbath is not George W. Bush's fault

    In 2011, President Obama pronounced Iraq "self-reliant and democratic" and "a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process."

  • The Iraq War was a bipartisan disaster

    "Sorry" seems to be the hardest word for neoconservatives who championed the Iraq War, but sometimes they manage to squeeze it out. 

  • Has American fracking doomed Iraq?

    Iraq's new crisis has everyone, including energy guru Daniel Yergin, worried about what it's going to do to the price of oil. And certainly we've all been here before. War and chaos in the Middle East shuts down oil wells and closes pipelines and refineries; the world's oil supply dips and oil...

  • 5 facts about the new U.S. mission in Iraq

    President Obama's Thursday announcement to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to try to help the country's security forces beat back a rapidly advancing al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, has prompted more questions than it answered. Here are five answers to some of the basics: Who will serve as...

  • Obama: U.S. will send small team of military advisers to Iraq

    President Obama announced plans to send a team of U.S. military advisers to Iraq to try help the country's security forces beat back an al Qaeda-inspired insurgency gaining ground across large swaths of the country.

  • Iraq is broken, we can't fix it and there's no good reason to try

    Iraq is broken, and we can't fix it. At this point, there's no good reason to try. There's a lot of political finger-pointing on who's responsible for losing Iraq. That's the wrong question because we never “had” Iraq to lose. Nevertheless, both presidents George W. Bush and Obama must be...

  • What should Iraq war advocates say about the current crisis?

    The worsening emergency in Iraq, as forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria move toward Baghdad, has occasioned commentary from a number of architects and advocates of the 2003 U.S. invasion: Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Frederick Kagan, Paul Bremer, Bill Kristol, and others.



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