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Iraq

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Top Iraq Articles

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  • Obama's Iraq mistake [Editorial]

    Obama's Iraq mistake  [Editorial]
    Under intense pressure to do something about the collapsing Iraqi state, President Barack Obama announced that he will send up to 300 special operations forces there to assess the situation and provide training and support to Iraq's armed forces....
  • Bush isn't to blame for Obama's latest Iraq problems

    Bush isn't to blame for Obama's latest Iraq problems
    As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel is those old black-and-white movie comedies, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" That continues to be Barack Obama's refrain to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as he struggles in his sixth...
  • U.S. must refrain from further military action in Iraq [Letter]

    U.S. must refrain from further military action in Iraq [Letter]
    While there may be hard choices in Iraq, military intervention in that nation is not warranted considering the role that Iran has played in supporting the government of Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki ("Hard choice in Iraq," June 16). Certainly,...
  • Brown steers careful course in bid for governor

    Brown steers careful course in bid for governor
    Last in a series of profiles of gubernatorial candidates. As Anthony G. Brown runs for governor, he often appears to be walking a political tightrope. If the lieutenant governor tips too far in the direction of independence, he risks looking...
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • Immoral leftists dictate ruinous Iraq policy [Letter]

    Immoral leftists dictate ruinous Iraq policy  [Letter]
    Here we are again. Americans with leftist values bring more immorality to the world. Whatever one's view on the appropriateness of going into Iraq, strong, adult and moral Americans stay and finish their job ("Obama has painted himself into a foreign...
  • Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]

    Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]
    Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • Now is the time for the U.S. and its allies to strike back in Iraq [Letter]

    Now is the time for the U.S. and its allies to strike back in Iraq [Letter]
    The latest Iraq crisis is no occasion for inter-party sniping or for Washington's talking heads to find friendly microphones to offer their opinions about whether U.S. forces should have remained in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep...
  • Hard choices in Iraq [Editorial]

    Hard choices in Iraq  [Editorial]
    The lightening takeover of large parts of Syria and western Iraq last week by Sunni Muslim extremists has totally scrambled U.S. efforts to deal with a burgeoning conflict that threatens to engulf the entire region — and the situation got worse over...
  • The lessons of Vietnam return to haunt us in Iraq [Letter]

    The lessons of Vietnam return to haunt us in Iraq [Letter]
    No one should be surprised at what's happening in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep toward Baghdad threatens to embroil region," June 13). Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, the minority sect in Iraq. He was cruel to the majority...
  • Blame early departure of U.S. forces for Iraq's problems today [Letter]

    Blame early departure of U.S. forces for Iraq's problems today [Letter]
    There are tears in my eyes and aches in my heart as I have just completed reading some newspaper articles on the outbreaks and explosions currently occurring in Iraq ("Militants make gains in push to reach Baghdad," June 12) as well as numerous TV...