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On the day Senator John Kerry gave a Big Speech on national security, Win Without War--a coalition of forty-two antiwar organizations--called for the Administration to set a specific date for the

We have paid a heavy price for the Bush Administration's unnecessary and illegal invasion of Iraq: more than 800 American soldiers dead; more than 4,500 wounded or maimed; and $120 billion wasted

It may have the ring of cliché, but America's next presidential election will be among the most crucial events in contemporary history.

You'll have a government real soon.
You'll see democracy writ large.
We promised sovereignty. It's yours.
And worry not: We're still in charge.

On May 26 the New York Times finally hitched up its pants, took a deep breath and issued an editorial declaration of moderate regret for its role in boosting the case for war on Iraq.

Many people (mostly Republicans) say (mostly to Democrats) that it's wrong to "politicize" the war in Iraq. But politicizing the war is exactly what should now occur.

The "new" Bush plan to "help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom," far from laying out the definite steps needed to resolve the Iraq crisis, instead sets the stage for continuing US occupation and

The learned Wolfowitz and Perle, it seems,
Made Chalabi the hero of their dreams.
Yes, all the Sissy Hawks were glad to sup
On cockamamie tales that he served up.

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Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014

Chris Matthews on MSNBC announced, “We‘re all neo-cons now.”

April 9, 2014

“America broke Iraq; now America owns Iraq, and it owns the primary responsibility for normalizing it,” writes Thomas Friedman.

April 8, 2014

I was the editor of Editor & Publisher then and we raised many questions about the dangers of this from the start, with Joe Galloway, Sydney Schanberg and others sounding alarms. But few others did the same.

March 30, 2014

“What President Obama said is false,” said Ross Caputi of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “The U.S. did not attempt to work within the international system.”

March 27, 2014

Will Media Atonement Day happen? Don’t bet on it. 

March 24, 2014

I felt the press had blown its last best chance to really put Bush's feet to the fire.

March 20, 2014

We were among the few to raise serious questions about what might happen after our “victory” in Iraq.

March 18, 2014

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014