Posts Categorized: The Iraqi War

Rumsfeld's Position on Democracy in Iraq was an Unknown Known.

Rumsfeld’s Position on Democracy in Iraq was an Unknown Known.

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Hat tip Daily Kos for this: Rumsfeld Now Says George W. Bush was Wrong About Iraq Oh, is that what Rumsfeld is saying? Going to their MSNBC source: President George W. Bush was wrong to try to build democracy in Iraq, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a recent interview, marking a striking admission… Read more »

By Michael Totten

Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

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Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: “The city itself is not symbolic is… Read more »

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Chris Matthews Plays Hardball with Mike Morrell

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Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell has been making his rounds in the media, promoting his new book. Earlier this week, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews; and the Iraq war critics have been salivating over this “Aha! Gotcha!” moment: Host Chris Matthews asked Morell about a statement Cheney made in 2003: “We know… Read more »

The Truth About the Status of Forces Agreement

The Truth About the Status of Forces Agreement

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SoFA was always meant and expected to be renegotiated upon, when Bush had originally signed it in October of 2008; and its’ been argued that if the Obama Administration had pushed hard for it (they lacked true interest and will, having sent Biden and a JV team of negotiators shortly before the SoFA deadline for… Read more »

Charlie Rose becomes Hillary's campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

Charlie Rose becomes Hillary’s campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

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  CBS This Morning was on the screen (I almost said “tube”) this morning and I watched an exchange between Charlie Rose and John Dickerson.  Rose introduced the topic as Marco Rubio being the latest GOP candidate  to “run into trouble” this morning over his comments about the Iraq war. There clearly is a herd mentality out… Read more »

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As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know now….

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Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying… Read more »

The Lie that George W. Bush/U.S. Created ISIS

The Lie that George W. Bush/U.S. Created ISIS

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Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush’s brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter’s lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our… Read more »

The biggest jerk ever to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

The biggest jerk ever to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

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It’s confounding: Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) reacted to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, downplaying ISIS being close to capturing Ramadi, saying, “This may be one of the most bizarre and insensitive statements I have ever heard a military leader make.” Dempsey said,… Read more »

Had he done this in Iraq, ISIS would be the JV

Had he done this in Iraq, ISIS would be the JV

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Foreign policy-wise, Barack Obama has been consistently wrong about pretty much everything. Nothing symbolizes Obama foreign policy fecklessness more than Yemen. Just a few months ago Obama pointed to Yemen as a model of his foreign policy success and it has collapsed. Those in the know have long pleaded with Obama to listen to the commanders… Read more »