There's no high ground left to capture by either a stubborn president who won't see or hear the truth about where his path to "victory" in a lost war really leads, or the new Democratic majority in Congress, which is too timid and f
Now that the White House is searching for a 'war czar,' IT BEGS THE QUESTION OF WHO HAS BEEN COORDINATING US INVOLVEMENT IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN THE PAST FOUR YEARS. (Some leader isn't he)
Gen Sir Michael Rose also told the BBC's Newsnight programme that the US and the UK must "admit defeat" and stop fighting "a hopeless war" in Iraq. Iraqi insurgents would not give in, he said. "I don't excuse them f
This is worthwhile reading, but there's harsh language and situations involving sexual activities. Readers beaware.
In a survey of U.S. troops in combat in Iraq, less than half of Marines and a little more than half of Army soldiers said they would report a member of their unit for killing or wounding an innocent civilian.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: GLENN MACDONALD, MAJ USAR (RET) - VIETNAM VETERAN militarycorruption.com
American forces have completed construction of a concrete wall around the Baghdad district of Adhamiya despite protests from the Iraqi prime minister and local residents who claim that they are now at the mercy of militants.
As calls in the U.S. Congress grow for a scheduled troop withdrawal from Iraq, similar demands are escalating in Iraq's National Assembly. Some 133 Iraqi lawmakers from different political blocs, calling themselves the "free deputies,**Q
Kurdish and Sunni Arab officials expressed deep reservations about the draft version of a national oil law and related legislation, misgivings that could derail one of the benchmark measures of progress in Iraq laid down by President Bush.
According to former British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon, Vice President Dick Cheney has been calling the shots in Iraq and has even overridden decisions by President Bush and former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
US-led forces killed a top al-Qaeda in Iraq figure linked to kidnappings of a Christian Science Monitor reporter and other Westerners, the military said Thursdayas mourners gather at the slain terrorist's home in a Sunni insurgent stronghold
The U.S. Army is tightening restrictions on soldiers' blogs and other Web site postings to ensure sensitive information about military operations does not make it onto public forums. The Army's new regulation affect service members who have r
The Brookings Institution's latest Iraq Survey carried one statistic that froze my blood: according to a recent poll, one in four Iraqis has personally experienced or witnessed the murder of a family member as a result of violence since the US-l
In one video, a US soldier blasts insurgent gunmen with a heavy sniper rifle as the room fills with smoke. In another, members of an Iraqi family throw their arms around soldiers, weeping and rejoicing, after learning that their kidnapped relative h
The recent airing of Bill Moyer's program "Buying the War" is now online. You can watch it here. Enjoy!!
On May 1, 2003, President Bush stood underneath a “Mission Accomplished” banner and announced that “Major combat operations have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the US and our allies have prevailed.” Here’s a by-the-numbers look at then, compared to no
The bitter fight over the latest Iraq spending bill has all but obscured a sobering fact: The war will soon cost more than $500 billion. That's about 10 times more than the Bush administration anticipated before the war started four years ago,
President Bush vetoed legislation to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq in a showdown with Congress over whether the unpopular and costly war should end or escalate. It fell on the fourth anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech de
"Within the next few weeks, I won't be prime minister of this country," Blair said in Edinburgh, 10 years to the day since the 1997 general election that saw his Labour Party swept to power.
On the fourth anniversary of his famous "Mission Accomplished" appearance on an aircraft carrier, U.S. President George Bush has vetoed a bill that would have seen U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq.
(Bargain for whom Mr. Bartlett) the study looks more carefully at the costs and benefits of war to Iraq than any previous analysis. It concludes that war is actually a good thing for Iraq. (There's link to the study here as well. My God)
Following a subpoena to Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice and a letter to former CIA Director George Tenet last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee may cast an even wider net in its probe into why the adminstration
Brushing aside White House opposition, Republican leaders in Congress said yesterday that negotiations on a second war spending bill should begin with benchmarks of success for the Iraqi government, and possible consequences if those benchmarks are n
Villagers are caught between two unforgiving sides: a communist insurgency that's left much of the country ungoverned, and a tough-as-nails 'peace movement'
The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq was killed on Tuesday in a fight between insurgents north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said, but the US military said it could not confirm the report. There has been growing friction
Every American who voted Republican shares responsibility for the great evil America has brought to the Middle East. The evil that America brought to Iraq transcends the tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have been killed and mai
This view was leaked hours before the Israeli Winograd panel published its harsh criticisms of the Olmert government's conduct of the war Monday, April 30, in Jerusalem. It represents another of the grave setbacks Israel has suffered in the wake
If one is unhappy with our progress in Iraq after 4 years of war, voting to de-fund the war makes sense. If one is unhappy with the manner in which we went to war, ... voting against funding for that war makes equally good sense.
In a troubling sign for the American-financed rebuilding program in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were no longer operating...
Two videos of Sen. John McCain calling for withdrawal of US forces from past conflicts in Haiti and Somalia have been posted on You Tube by the antiwar group Americans Against Escalation in Iraq. In the clips, the Arizona Republican uses