Empire

Jon Queally, staff writer
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has indicated he won't step down as a pre-condition for U.S. airstrikes. (Credit: flick / cc /United States Forces Iraq)
As the latest reporting from both Baghdad and Washington, D.C. reveal diplomatic machinations paving the way for possible U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, increasing numbers of people are asking President Obama—and the American people—to look at the repeated and failed policy of military intervention in the region as the best argument against making the...
Andrea Germanos and Sarah Lazare, staff writers
As violence in Iraq escalates and hawks beat the drums of war, people on the...