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The West and ISIS
Far from the boasts made by the US, British, and French governments that IS would be destroyed, they have been unable to even contain the extremist jihadi group as it marches from city to city and town to town in Syria and Iraq, seemingly without constraint, sowing chaos and carnage in the process...
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Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria
In what one journalist described as the " first near-confirmation " of civilian deaths caused by U.S.-led airstrikes inside Syria, an official announcement by the Pentagon on Thursday that one of its bombs "likely led" to the death of two young children was met by derision and suspicion by experts...
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As Long as We're Talking about Bush, Iraq, and the Patriot Act...
Republican Candidates have been tripping over their own tongues when it comes to Iraq. Rubio and Jeb Bush have been blithering idiots when asked if they would have invaded Iraq knowing what we know now. For the most part, the press is continuing to pretend Bush and the US were misled by “bad...
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Lies, Damned Lies and the Invasion of Iraq
For almost two weeks, the political buzz in the US has focused on those who have already declared their candidacy for the 2016 presidential run, Republicans and Democrats, and their reaction to "knowing what we now, would you still support the Iraq invasion?" Of course there is nothing new in this...
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Washington Asks, 'Who Lost Ramadi?' But Washington Never Had Ramadi
The inside-the-Beltway debate set off by the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) on Sunday is, as usual, Dadaistic in its disconnection from reality. Republican talking points blame Barack Obama for withdrawing US troops from Iraq in 2011, as though Daesh suddenly began in 2012...
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The Gambit to Free Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning was an all-American patriot when she joined the U.S. military in 2007 at the height of the surge in Iraq. But when she saw what her country was actually doing abroad — handing over thousands of Iraqi Sunnis to be tortured by state-sponsored Shiite death squads, for instance — she...
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'We Are Many': Documentary Depicts Legacy of Global Anti-War Movement
The extraordinary February 15, 2003 march against the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which brought an estimated 30 million people to the streets in 800 cities on every continent, is immortalized on screen in Amir Amirani's acclaimed documentary, We Are Many , premiering in the UK this week. We Are Many...
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Presidential Hopefuls “Mistaken” on Iraq
The Iraq war was many things, but it was not was a mistake, as the current cluster of presidential hopefuls are claiming . Taking a wrong exit off the interstate is a mistake. Taking a wrong premise and turning it into the biggest foreign policy bloodbath in modern American history is political...
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The GOP Still Doesn’t Get It on Iraq
During a friendly interview on Fox News, a Republican presidential hopeful from Florida was asked a simple question: Was it a mistake to go to war in Iraq? “No, I don’t believe it was. The world is a better place because Saddam Hussein doesn’t run Iraq,” he said, adding, “Hindsight is always 20/20...
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White House Reveals ‘Boots on Ground’ in Syria, but Media Too Giddy Over Special Ops Porn to Notice
The White House announced on Saturday that a team of Delta Force soldiers had gone into sovereign Syrian territory to kill an alleged ISIS “commander” and a few dozen other faceless bad guys. Per usual, the media would retell the narrative based entirely on Pentagon and White House action movie...
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