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An explosive legal obstacle, currently ignored, lurks beneath the
surface of the Iraq war debate--international law likely to ensnare and
possibly crumple the American conqueror's grandiose pla

In response to the news that coordinated suicide bombs in Baghdad had
killed several dozen people and wounded 200, George W. Bush pointed to
the attacks as a sign of success.

One reason the Bush Administration gave for going to war in Iraq was
Saddam Hussein's alleged ties to terrorists.

In early October, Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council awarded the
country's first mobile phone licenses to three companies from the Middle
East.

Iraq lies in ruin, the US military occupation is generating a sustained
guerrilla resistance, crime is rampant in Baghdad and an Iraqi civil war
along ethnic and religious lines is a real possi

In the end, George W. Bush got Congress to approve the $87 billion he
insisted on for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq.

The people are asking for answers from the People's House.

The basic mistake of American policy in Iraq is not that the
Pentagon--believing the fairy tales told it by Iraqi exile groups and
overriding State Department advice--forgot, when planning "reg

"The nerve! Not so! That word still rankles."
"You're sinking. I can't see your ankles."
"The thugs are here; we now just squeeze."

Blogs

The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.

August 8, 2014

Washington’s armchair generals are salivating at the world’s current turmoil, seeing a chance to rehabilitate themselves.

July 23, 2014

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