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  • Paul Greenberg: Iraq agonistes

    ... "The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded,...
  • It's too late, Mr. Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry thinks Iraq can be saved with a new prime minister to take the place of Nouri al-Maliki. The new one would make friends with the alienated and hostile Sunni citizens that make up some 40 percent of the country's population,...
  • Obama's Iraq dilemma: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to send another 200 U.S. troops to Baghdad to secure the American Embassy and the airport there could be called a victory of reality over wishful thinking -- the notion that the Iraq crisis could be resolved...
  • McManus: An elusive victory in Iraq

    McManus: An elusive victory in Iraq
    With the final headlong withdrawal this month of U.S. troops from Iraq, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise to end the war. But was the nearly nine-year mission a success? Iraq is still struggling even to ensure its own security. Its air force...
  • At Lookingglass, a tiger tale set in Iraq

    At Lookingglass, a tiger tale set in Iraq
    Can a talking Bengal tiger in the Baghdad zoo serve as both a narrator and a ghost? That might sound like a bizarre question, but it comes to mind presently at the Lookingglass Theatre. The titular big cat in Rajiv Joseph's distinctive drama “...
  • Paul Greenberg: An appointment in Samarra

    Another day, another country left to the tender mercies of terrorists. Going by his own arbitrary, purely political deadline, this president and now only nominal Leader of the Free World has been intent on pulling American troops out of one country...
  • American departure will leave behind carnage and ruin

    This is probably, but not certainly, the year that sees the end to the United States' three-decades-long effort to establish permanent American strategic bases in the Muslim Middle East and in Muslim Asia. This effort began before the 9/11 attacks on...
  • The honorable absurdity of a soldier's role

    PARIS -- Ten years ago, invading American troops were moving through stifling dust storms towards Baghdad from Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, which British forces were fighting to secure. Baghdad's outskirts were reached on April 3, and the Baghdad...
  • Bush's war, 10 years later

    WASHINGTON -- The 10th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq seems an appropriate time to look back at how it all happened and what it has wrought, not so much for Iraq as for the United States, which poured its own troops, treasure and world...
  • McManus: A smaller, smarter military

    McManus: A smaller, smarter military
    President Obama has called a halt to the decade-long rise in defense spending that began after Sept. 11, and has proposed shrinking the Army and Marine Corps by about 14%. Congressional Republicans (not to mention Mitt Romney) say that would be...
  • Best Sports Moment

     
    Monday's thrilling 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana in the World Cup gave me an idea for a question to throw out to you. I'll assume that everyone reading this saw that game on TV, if they saw it at all.......
  • Pictures in the News | May 13, 2014

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, high temperatures come to Southern California and people head to the water at Huntington Beach. Baghdad: A series of bombs hits the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad on Tuesday. Fatima, Portugal: Worshipers fling...