Tag Archives: Iraq

A soldier’s dying letter to the men who killed him

“…We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned….”

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This was not John McCain’s finest hour…

Senator McCain came to the Senate hearings to bury his former friend and brother in arms Chuck Hagel, and to demand that Hagel bow down before the awesomeness of McCain’s beloved Iraq “surge.” And in so doing, he further buried … Continue reading

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(Video) ICYMI: The ‘Last Word’ Condi Rice interview

I’m not sure what’s more amazing about this interview; former Bush National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s crumbling decorum and seeming imperviousness to any fact that exists after March of 2003, or the fact that clips of … Continue reading

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‘Curveball’ made it all up about Iraq. So now Colin Powell wants answers

The unmasking of “Curveball,” the Iraqi informant who made up lies about mobile chemical/biological weapons being developed in his home country in order to spur the Bush administration to give in to its desire to invade Iraq, has led to … Continue reading

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Well said: rabid right’s demonization of the president is ‘sick and corrosive’

Following the president’s address on the end of combat operations in Iraq, NY Daily News writer Joshua Greenman serves one up for those who continue to demonize the president:

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Iraq by the numbers

The Toronto Star’s Mitch Potter may have said it best: A war that may yet go down in history as America’s single greatest foreign policy blunder reached a milestone Tuesday night with five decisive words from President Barack Obama: “Operation … Continue reading

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The president’s Oval Office address on the end of the combat mission in Iraq

President Obama used his speech tonight to thank the troops, finesse his opposition to the war in the first place, to be gracious to his predecessor, and to pivot — quickly — back to the economy. One thing you won’t … Continue reading

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Is it over, over there? U.S. combat troops leave Iraq

MSNBC reporter Richard Engel went live from the scene as the last U.S. combat brigade packed up, and pulled out of Iraq. With Rachel Maddow in Baghdad and Keith Olbermann in the MSNBC studio. Watch the moment of truth: Visit … Continue reading

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Obama: Iraq war coming to an end

It’s finally almost over. President Obama today told disabled veterans that the war in Iraq, launched by his predecessor for reasons no one still fully understands, is almost at an end. It’s an important campaign promise, and in many ways, … Continue reading

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Blair’s promise: U.K. would back U.S. in Saddam overthrow

Tony Blair reportedly promised to back George W. Bush if he decided to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein … and he apparently made that promise a year before the invasion, at a time when Bush was telling the U.S. … Continue reading

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