Iraq: Surge Resurgence?

by Jim Lobe Two weeks ago, The Washington Post’s premier neoconservative columnist, Charles Krauthammer, wrote the following: The fact is that by the end of Bush’s tenure, the [Iraq] war had been won. You can argue that the price of… Continue Reading  

Why Did We Invade Iraq?

by Charles Davis  I was 18 years old and as dumb as an 18-year-old, and even I knew we were invading Iraq for no good reason and that thousands of good people were going to die awful deaths because of… Continue Reading  

Lest We Forget: Bibi’s “Wisdom” on Iraq

by Jim Lobe Republican members of Congress say they are eagerly waiting to hear directly from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on why the nuclear deal being negotiated between the United States and its P5+1 partners (including its three closest… Continue Reading  

Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

by Jim Lobe Tuesday’s release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the CIA of detainees in the so-called “war on terror” does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.… Continue Reading  

Iraq on the Brink

by Emile Nakhleh Much blame could go around regarding the current chaos in Iraq and the recent territorial gains of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Four contributing factors stand out: The 2003 decision by the Bush administration… Continue Reading