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By smashing evil-doers flat, we've said,
This war has changed Iraq forevermore.
So why is it that Kurds and Shiites start
Imagining they've seen this all before?

The Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based media company whose
holdings include sixty-two TV stations, did the country a favor when it
refused to air the April 30 special edition of Nigh

President Bush is again refusing to take responsibility
for any of the horrors happening on his watch.

The stark fact that significant portions of our planet are under the
supervision of exceptionally stupid and ill-informed people is provoking
unwonted expressions of anger and alarm.

Can we please stop calling it a quagmire? The United States isn't mired
in a bog or a marsh in Iraq (quagmire's literal meaning); it is
free-falling off a cliff.

One of my favorite little films is a satirical documentary titled
Babakiueria.

"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

In his April 13 press conference, Bush lamented the poor showing of Iraqi security forces in recent clashes with insurgents.

Blogs

Obama shouldn’t arm Maliki’s government.

November 1, 2013

The carnage in Iraq is escalating, even as the Islamist-led rebellion in Syria seems unending.

July 30, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

Fighting for nothing, and destroying countries in the process, costs a lot.

March 29, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013

Following Bill Clinton’s cruel economic sanctions, Joe Biden and John Kerry were complicit in the “non-debate” during the run-up to the invasion.

March 20, 2013

Will the media ever take themselves to task for their gross negligence leading up to the war?

March 5, 2013

The leading critics of Obama’s defense secretary nomination were also leading proponents of the Iraq War, which Hagel opposed.

February 18, 2013

The MSNBC host promises new revelations—will she cover colleagues' support for the war?

February 14, 2013

Violence in Iraq is going from bad to worse, in tandem with neighboring Syria.

January 3, 2013