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Members of Congress who oppose the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq are divided on strategies to force de-escalation.

Dire predictions aside, it's not too late for a unified, nationalist Iraq to emerge from the rubble.

War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.

Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a
self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive
justice in the Middle East.

In informal but politically credible ways, factions of Iraq's armed
national resistance are developing scenarios for an honorable
withdrawal of US troops and a shared set of demands that could lead to
peace.

We need to learn a new language of peace and love that we can speak, even shout, to our leaders who only understand the language of greed and murder.

The Kurds have almost no natural resources and suffer from a culture of
corruption. But their call for autonomy is a serious threat to the
building of a united Iraq.

For Iraqis fed up with the violence and chaos of the occupation,
passage of the new Constitution is just one more US-imposed measure that will
set the stage for civil war.

With its war in Iraq and its talk of promoting democracy, the Bush
Administration has begun to transform the Middle East--but not always in
ways it may have intended.

The humanitarian crisis is further evidence of the abysmal failure of US policy.

Blogs

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

The Nation’s editor and publisher takes the notorious neo-con and Iraq war architect to task on ABC’s The Week.

June 30, 2014

Obama’s real failure has been his inability to lead a global New Deal.

June 25, 2014

What is wrong with the stories Americans tell about themselves and their history? Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich discuss.

June 24, 2014

Military intervention in Iraq would inflame sectarian divisions and almost certainly kill civilians.

June 19, 2014

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

Tens of thousands may die, but ending the war in Iraq is now in the hands of Iran and Saudi Arabia, not the United States.

June 13, 2014

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