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Category: Iraq

Obama, ISIS, and John McCain

I watched President Obama’s speech tonight explaining his plan to deal with ISIS. I was not overly impressed. As he spoke about sending more equipment into Iraq to help them […]

ISIS or ISIL, they’re still just terrorists

I was finally able to remember that ISIS, the jihadist group that’s rolling through Iraq now, stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Learned it well enough to type it without having […]

Iraq and the Pottery Barn rule

No sooner did the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) offensive in Iraq hit the headlines than a particular song refrain popped into my head: “You break it, you pay for it.” […]

US troops in Iraq

It’s about damn time!

Finally!! All U.S. troops remaining in Iraq, some 39,000, are heading home and will be out of Iraq by December 31. What took so long? Pres. George W. Bush took […]

Ransom is ransom

Two American hikers held in Iran for the last two years are back on American soil today, but I’m still asking myself why, with the entire globe available to them, […]

Leave Libya to the U.N.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has explained clearly that establishing a no-fly zone over Libya means bombing Libyan air defenses. Enforcing a no-fly zone could also mean bombing airfields and/or shooting […]

Gates reviewing Bush’s photo ban

Because our government tried so hard to keep pictures like this out of the press, I thought I’d hang on to this one. This is what we are accomplishing in […]

Bush dodges shoes thrown in Baghdad

George Bush appeared at a surprise press conference in Baghdad earlier today, after a highly secret overnight flight. Yet despite what the New York Times at one point called “extraordinary […]

Another day, another reason to get out

The Associated Press just reported the U.S. has killed nine more Iraqi civilians. Accidentally, of course. As if that matters. In shooting wars, innocents die. But in Iraq, we don’t […]