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Obama: 'We Gave Iraq a Chance'
Without sectarian unity, president said "there's no amount of American fire power that's going to be able to hold the country together."
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The Iraq Surge 'Worked' All Over Again
One thing that is implied in so much of the corporate media coverage of Iraq right now is that the presence of US troops has a stabilizing effect on that country. In a way, that's what the whole debate over the withdrawal of US forces is all about: The suggestion is that had they stayed, things...
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Climate activists at a rally in Copenhagen. (Photo: AinhoaGoma/Oxfam International) Views
A Life of Activism Gives You Hope, Energy and Direction
Maude Barlow received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in Toronto yesterday morning. Here are her speaking notes for the Convocation ceremony. Chancellor Gregory Sorbara, President Mamdouh Shoukri, the Senate of York University, and all the graduation students, It is a great honour...
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There is no military solution in Iraq—so end the threats of U.S. airstrikes, bring home the Special Forces, and turn the aircraft carrier around. (Photo: Jayel Aheram / Flickr) Views
Don’t Go Back to Iraq! Five Steps the U.S. Can Take in Iraq Without Going Back to War
This is how wars begin. Barack Obama says we’re not going back to Iraq. “American forces will not be returning to combat in Iraq,” he said on June 19 th , “but we will help Iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region, and American interests as well.” The...
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UN Sounds Alarm on Iraq Violence's Grave Threat to Children
Half a million Iraqi children have been forced to flee their homes.
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US Fired Depleted Uranium on Civilian Areas in Iraq: Report
'Iraqi civilians have been forced to live and work in a contaminated environment,' finds Dutch peace organization Pax.
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(Top left-clockwise) Paul Bremer; Bill O'Reilly with Charles Krauthammer; Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol. Views
Warning: Pundits and Partisans Are Up to Old Tricks in Iraq
In a column entitled “ Bush’s toxic legacy in Iraq ,” terrorism expert Peter Bergen writes about the origins of ISIS, “the brutal insurgent/terrorist group formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq.” Bergen notes that, “One of George W. Bush’s most toxic legacies is the introduction of al Qaeda into Iraq...
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President Barack Obama talks with Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outside the Oval Office following a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House, June 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Views
The President Has No Mandate to Bomb Iraq or Syria
At this writing, President Obama has neither the legal nor the political mandate to conduct airstrikes in Iraq or Syria. On Thursday night, 182 Members of the House voted yes on Representative Barbara Lee's amendment defunding the use of the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use Military Force. Among...
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Bid to Prevent New Iraq War Crushed in House
Amendments championed by Rep. Barbara Lee overwhelmingly defeated as Obama positions for potential strikes
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Many Voices, One Call: 'We Refuse US Military Intervention in Iraq'
From within Iraq and across the world, opponents condemn push for a new US military campaign in war-tattered nation
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