Iraq

Common Dreams staff
The Islamic State (ISIS) has reportedly released a video that shows the beheading deaths of several of its hostages, including U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig and a number of captured Syrian soldiers. Kassig, a 26-year-old from Indiana, had been held hostage by ISIS for over a year and went by the name Abdul-Rahman after converting to Islam in...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, landed in Iraq on...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President...

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Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought for...is on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.