The hawks did not view Baghdad as a destination. They saw it as a way station. U.S. forces would arrive, depose the dictator, and then quickly move on to tasks of even greater urgency: bringing Iran and Syria to heel, engineering the transformation
[With Iraq gone, Syria is the last safe place in the Middle East for Christians and Jews.] Some 35,000 Iraqi Christians have fled to Syria as a result of death threats by religious zealots since the ousting of former President Saddam Hussein in 2003,
The highest-ranking officer charged with crimes at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq allowed detainee abuses and then lied about it, a general who investigated the scandal testified.
The man once considered the mentor of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il said that the reclusive country's nuclear weapons program cannot be stopped unless the strongman is ousted.
New evidence clears up whether Bush sought to bomb al-Jazeera. But we are not allowed to hear it .
When war is waged to improve the lives of a country's people, the body count -- the number of those killed as a result of the war itself -- cannot help but be wrapped up in politics. No one who has been trumpeting the American presence in Iraq
The Iraqi parliament voted 140 to none to approve the federalism-procedures bill. Or did they? The NY Times said so. But the Iraqi paper Azzaman said the vote was 138 to nothing, representing 50% of the membership + 1
When, in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the retired US Army General Jay Garner was asked to take over the post-war humanitarian mission, he certainly possessed the credentials for the job. Who better, then, for Defence Secretary, Donald Rum
Centered around Saddam Hussein’s Republican Palace, a place where members of the Coalition Provisional Authority lived in a shiny bubble cut off from the grim realities of Baghdad, a place where the air-conditioning and electricity worked, where Amer
Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of marijuana plants 10 feet tall.
Bush keeps revising his explanation for why the US is in Iraq, moving from a narrow military objectives at first to history-of-civilization stakes now. Initially, the rationale was specific: to stop Saddam Hussein using what Bush claimed
Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani once wielded so much influence he seemed to single-handedly chart the post-Saddam Hussein political future in Iraq. Now, the country's top Shiite cleric appears powerless as Iraq edges toward civil war.
Few subjects generate more official lies than the US government’s devotion to spreading democracy abroad. Iraq has been the largest most recent geyser of such deceits. It is worthwhile to review the opportunism to representative government in Iraq.
David Blunkett, the UK's former home secretary, has said that during the 2003 invasion of Iraq he suggested to Tony Blair that Britain's military should bomb Aljazeera's television transmitter in Baghdad.
Many Shiites in this southern port city say they want British troops to leave, though the region is still bloodied by a persistent grind of killings, including Sunni insurgent bombings and Shiite-on-Shiite slayings amid a competition for political co
A shot to the head from US forces has killed a British camera man, according to this report filed by the UK's Channel 4.
A commission formed to assess the Iraq war and recommend a new course has ruled out the prospect of victory for America, according to draft policy options shared with The New York Sun by commission officials.
The presence of UK armed forces in Iraq "exacerbates the security problems" and they should "get out some time soon", the head of the British Army has said.
A coroner ruled that U.S. forces unlawfully killed a British television journalist in the opening days of the Iraq war. Died after U.S. fire hit a civilian minivan being used as an ambulance and struck him in the head.
The senior American commander in Iraq said that violence in Baghdad had reached its highest levels in recent weeks, despite the assignment of thousands more American and Iraqi troops to the capital in August.
Tony Blair has said he agrees with "every word" the new head of the British Army said on the Iraq war. General Sir Richard Dannatt said he thought UK troops "exacerbated" security problems and should withdraw "sometime soon**
Expert pollster John Zogby is "95 percent certain" that around 650,000 Iraqis civilians have died since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. A new study polled 1,800 Iraqis to calculate an approximate number of casualties since the beginning
Insurgents fired a mortar round at a U.S. military base that struck an ammunition supply depot, sparking a series of explosions that shook much of the capital and a massive fire that continued to smolder into the morning, the U.S. military said today
Suspected Shiite militiamen, some dressed as police, broke into a television station and gunned down 11 Iraqi executives, producers and other staffers Thursday — the deadliest attack against the media in this country, where at least 81 other journali
[we taught them well] Sunni politicians accused Shiite lawmakers Thursday of using dirty tricks to push through a new law on federalism, a landmark measure that will transform Iraq by allowing Shiites to form a self-rule mini-state in the south.
" And I applaud the Iraqis for their courage in the face of violence. I am, you know, amazed that this is a society which so wants to be free that they're willing to -- you know, that there's a level of violence that they tolerate"
For planning purposes, the Army is gearing up to keep current troop levels in Iraq for another four years, a new indication that conditions there are too unstable to foresee an end to the war.
More than 2,660 Iraqi civilians were killed in Baghdad in September, according to new Health Ministry figures — 400 more than the month before despite an intensified U.S.-Iraqi sweep aimed at reining in violence.
Over 1,000 Iraqis are fleeing their homes each day because of rampant violence, and revenge killings are "totally out of control", the U.N.'s top humanitarian official said.
Snowe said in a statement that as conditioins in Iraq continue to worsen, "there must be no question among the (Bush) adminstration, the Congress and the Iraqi unity government that staying the course is neither an option nor a plan."