President Bush, saying "normalcy is returning back to Iraq," argued last year's U.S. troop "surge" has improved Iraq's security to the point where political and economic progress are blossoming as well. Bush coupled his de
The State Department has instructed all personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad not to leave reinforced structures due to incoming insurgent rocket fire that has killed two American government workers this week. [yup, going swell]
"Armed men stormed his home at a time when there were clashes in his neighbourhood," a security official with the interior ministry said. "They burnt his home and stole two cars and weapons before fleeing with him."
Troop levels in Iraq would remain nearly the same through 2008 as they have been through most of the five years of war there, under plans presented to President Bush on Monday by the senior American commander and the top American diplomat in Iraq, se
Many citizens react to their rulers like little kids who recognize that a stranger is acting suspiciously and may be up to no good — but then decide whether to trust the man depending on the type of candy he pulls from his pockets.
In President Bush's view, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was "a guy that tried to kill my dad." Now the same Pentagon report that disproved an Iraq-al Qaeda link also calls into question the 1993 plot that spurred former President
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki arrived in Basra, accompanied by his ministers for defense and interior, to personally supervise the operation. For Maliki, this is a crucial show of force. For the past 3 years, the Iraqi government had little influenc
A cease-fire critical to the improved security situation in Iraq appeared to unravel when a militia loyal to radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al Sadr began shutting down neighborhoods in west Baghdad and issuing demands of the central government.
Iraq's radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr threatened a countrywide campaign of civil revolt as security forces battled his militiamen in the southern city of Basra. Fighting raged from early morning in areas of Basra controlled by Sadr's
5 years ago last week, the US military's "shock and awe" campaign lit up the Baghdad sky. 5 years later, with hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and 4000 Americans dead, we should pause and reflect on just what has been gained and lost.
David Kay was charged by the Bush administration with finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after the invasion. Instead of finding weapons, though, he found what he told SPIEGEL was 'the biggest intelligence fiasco of my lifetime.'
In the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration threatened trade reprisals against friendly countries who withheld their support, spied on its allies, and pressed for the recall of UN envoys that resisted US pressur
It has been 500 days since the Democrats were elected to the majority in Congress and the Senate. They promised NOT to impeach anyone in the Bush Administration, NOR interfere in funding the war. Promises kept.
President George W. Bush said he had no regrets about the unpopular war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure" and declared that the United States was on track for victory. With a touch of the swagger he showed early in the w
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