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In the time since the historic election in Iraq, several liberal Democrats in Congress have been trying to kick-start a national debate--or at least a Congressional debate--on withdrawing US troo

So now this election is done.
What will follow it--maybe a
Reversal so women can drive
Cars in Saudi Arabia?

The determination and hopefulness of Iraqis on election day were captured in many dispatches, none better than in one by British journalist Robert Fisk.

After the excellent election news, it's time for Bush to plan a pullout.

As elections near, guerrillas are conducting their own "shock and awe" campaign.

In the run-up to the January 30 election in Iraq, the prospects for a fair and credible outcome have steadily diminished.

Some might say it's tacky to rain on the President's parade, but two crucial news stories compel it.

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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

The United States is still involved in Iraq, though more quietly.

February 6, 2014

The United States broke a nation of human beings. It owes them an apology—and restitution.

January 27, 2014

If Washington and Tehran cooperate, they may find themselves on the same side in key regional conflicts.

January 6, 2014