President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce an agreement to end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year. The Associated Press was able to confirm the news after speaking to a White House official who said that the plan “to shift the American military mission,…
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced he supports repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq, the first time he has expressed support for repealing the authorization. Schumer said repealing the authorization “will eliminate the danger of a future administration reaching back into the legal dust bin to use it…
The world has many conflict hotspots, but a narcissist like Donald Trump would make them about himself, rather than what’s good for America
It is incredibly ironic that the one American ally that vehemently protested and condemned Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq has now felt the horrific results of terrorists created by Bush’s folly in attacking and slaughtering hundreds-of-thousands of innocent Muslims, and creating the Islamic State.
The Green Family, owners of Hobby Lobby, if guilty, would seem to have one set of morals for others, and none for themselves
In this book, Daniel Byman explores global jihadism from its beginnings in 1979 to today, from the mujaheddin to the menacing Islamic State
Donald Trump reportedly told an audience of Hollywood conservatives that the United States should have invaded Mexico instead of Iraq.
With an almost comedic and absolute lack of self-awareness, Lindsey Graham claims Rand Paul is the GOP’s looming disaster
But now, the Texas-size extremism is spreading to Arizona and it includes Texas-style armed biker thugs, conspiracy theorists, and anti-Muslim sentiments that set Texas apart as right-wing extremist central.
Having a discussion will not change the disastrous consequences of Bush and company’s crimes, bring back the three-quarters of a million dead Iraqi civilians or thousands of American soldiers, it may inform Americans of the intent of Republicans defending the invasion and occupation.
But there really was an offensive video, and it did actually offend Muslims, and it did actually play a role in the attack that left four Americans dead
As Jeb has reminded us, Dubya is our problem, not his. Or Gohmert’s. Or the Republican Party’s, it seems
South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham insisted on Monday that the Iraq War was not a mistake.
Unlike the Republican candidates who are falling over themselves to avoid saying that Bush got Iraq wrong, Sec. Clinton said it straight. It was a mistake.
It is hard to believe Jeb Bush really wants to be president, with the things he says. Maybe it’s just that he’s missing a Dick Cheney of his own
On Thursday, Bush finally relented and joined others in the GOP field in admitting that the Iraq War was a mistake.
The invasion of Iraq and its bungled aftermath created millions of refugees. Rand Paul doesn’t think the United States owes them anything
It is true, George W. Bush is hapless, but he is also an idiot for not recognizing his own failures as president and in fact actually regards himself as a raging success.
Walker throws facts and history to the wind as he talks up a fantasy GOP with common sense that nowhere exists and has no chance of existing
Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) compared President Obama to Andreas Lubitz, the deranged German co-pilot who crashed Germanwings Flight 9525, on her Facebook page Tuesday. Bachmann posted: With his Iran deal, Barack Obama is for the 300 million souls of the United States what Andreas Lubitz was for the 150 souls on the German Wings…
John Bolton’s New York Times op-ed exposes not only Bolton’s flawed thinking but the Times’ tendency to ape Fox News
What emerges is Netanyahu as some sort of American super patriot for wanting to drag us into the war Republicans can’t, because Obama’s a bully
The truth, and true purpose of the letter, has really never been in question; specifically because the filthy little neo-con who originated it has broadcast the purpose for the world to hear for months.
Jeb Bush can look at an Iraq wracked by civil war and marauding barbarians, and somehow imagine that America power is a force for good.
Conservatives claim Obama is an anti-Semite. This is a stunning claim, particularly because Republicans, tea partiers, and so-called Christians are raging anti-Semites of the highest order.
Now they are lining up at the annual Aryan-sponsored conservative conclave to accuse the President of all manner of malfeasance in cleaning up and dealing with George W. Bush’s religious crusade in Iraq that engendered the rise of Islamic extremists known as the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL).
Jeb doesn’t realize how critical it is he convince us he is not his brother, because the more you listen to him, the more alike they sound
During Thursday’s broadcast of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough whined about the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that President Obama put forth on Wednesday in regards to the ongoing situation with ISIL in the Middle East.
The following is a Letter from the President to the U.S. Congress regarding authorization for the Use of United States Armed Forces in connection with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Something is finally about to be done about veteran suicide prevention, as Senate, House, and President join to make the Clay Hunt Act law.
During Monday night’s broadcast of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart addressed the recent revelation that NBC News anchor Brian Williams had made false claims about taking rocket fire during a helicopter ride in Iraq in 2003.
The point is that all Christians should advocate and revere the truth with religious fervor; unless it is uttered by President Barack Obama at which point they “can’t handle the truth.”
We see demagogues, unregulated capitalism, and might-makes-right. These, as populism, ultraliberalism, and political messianism, are the enemy
During Sunday morning’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Charles Payne outlandishly claimed that the United States “saved the planet” and moved a billion people into the middle class by engaging in war across the globe.
But of course, Iraq was not a just war; far from it, it was a criminal enterprise from start to finish
During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, frequent Sunday show guest Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reiterated his previous claim that the policies of President Obama was “getting people killed.”
Only Republicans would see a war slipping through their fingers as a loss, and losing this chance is almost too much for John Boehner to bear
Former one-term Republican Congressman Joe Walsh sent out a series of tweets Wednesday calling for Islamists to target the “appeasing cowards” at CNN and MSNBC first if the United States was to suffer another terrorist attack.
‘It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naive, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about…
The hypocrisy of this nation co-sponsoring a resolution condemning anyone country for human rights abuses (torture) is beyond the pale. Particularly in light of the recent Senate Intelligence Report verifying what the world has known for several years; America is guilty of committing gross human rights abuses on its own citizens and “suspected terrorists” held in captivity.
Former Republican Congressman and current conservative radio host Joe Walsh appeared on CNN Wednesday morning to discuss his tweets and comments in the aftermath of the release of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s use of torture.
If the Republicans win the White House in 2016, any new troop commitment to Iraq would be celebrated by Fox News rather than condemned.
As President Obama sends 1500 troops to Iraq to advise, train, and assist, Fox News sees only a broken promise and troops on the ground
David Rothkopf says, “Bush recognized the urgent need for change and instituted a sweeping reordering of his administration, its policies and priorities.”
The American people are truly exceptional and it is heartening to know they will continue to fight against Republican tyranny to win elections and brutalize the people.
President Obama pointed to the ideological component and to the economic conditions which contribute to ISIL’s recruitment of young men from across the region
No American should delude themselves that the current violence raging in Iraq and Syria is anything other than an extreme sectarian war between the two major Islamic sects, or that American military intervention is ever going to bring a cessation to the violence.
Of course the Americans putting Goebbels’s propaganda tactics into practice are Fox News, neo-conservatives, Republicans, and their religious right sycophants, and their big lie is that the greatest threat to this nation is every person who adheres to the Muslim faith.
Republicans are itching to bring in ground troops against ISIS. The reason stems from an incessant desire to prove American superiority through military means.
Led by Fox News (again), the mainstream media’s reaction to Obama’s admission of American intel failures has become the latest Benghazi hoax
The suspicion that Republicans are far more horrified by a black president than Islamic terrorists is borne out by the rhetoric
During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) criticized Congress for leaving Washington on a lengthy recess without having a debate or vote on a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) to be used in regards to the conflict with ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
The one thing you will never hear mentioned by Fox News is SOFA. It gets in the way of their Obama is to blame for ISIL narrative
President Obama is right; Iraq can secure their own country’s future” and “fight for their own country” against ISIS.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was his normal warmongering self as he grilled Secretary of State John Kerry over the Obama Administration’s strategy to deal with ISIS.
Marsha Blackburn says, “Words matter, actions matter . . . You can’t just go say [we’ve] changed all the rules,” even as she invents facts
The U.S. must tread carefully in Iraq. The GOP’s reality bubble will not protect them – or the rest of us – from real world, as opposed to fantasy, consequences
Even while WND’s Joseph Farah claims there is no difference between CAIR and ISIL, we see Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson embrace ISIL’s own policy, that Muslims must “convert or die.”
It is unlikely any American over the age of three or four will forget 911, but it is highly likely the majority of Americans will forget the long-lasting devastation an incompetent Republican administration’s response wrought on the nation.
The GOP has been able to destroy this country while getting Americans to willingly participate in their own demise with flag-waving and cheers
House Republicans met with war criminal Dick Cheney for counsel on dealing with IS, and likely to promote a new Iraq war.
Where does a strong economy get you when you’re a black president and outperform Reagan on job creation? It gets you to Benghazi.
Republican foreign policy is a tortured and terrifying admixture of religious dogmatism, political ideology, and corporate thirst for profit
Apparently, ISIS utilizing America’s war tactics caught the attention of Robertson and his Christian theology informs him it is time for America to embrace the ISIS tactics and religious ideology, and as a Christian nation issue an ultimatum to the Islamic terrorists to “convert or be killed.”
All Megyn Kelly had to do is re-write history, ignoring the fact that Bush followed up his warning by signing SOFA, agreeing to withdraw US troops from Iraq
On Tuesday night’s episode of Hannity, host Sean Hannity welcomed Duck Dynasty star and renowned homophobe Phil Robertson on the set to discuss the recent developments in the Middle East surrounding the radical Islamist group ISIS.
The American people will have to decide if they are more tired of war or of the terrorists of ISIL
During Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), the Deputy Majority Whip in the House, spoke with host Chuck Todd regarding President Obama’s comments during a Thursday press conference where he said that there isn’t a strategy yet when it comes to bombing ISIS in Syria.
What is curious, is that Republicans are campaigning against President Obama who is not running for any political office, but since they cannot run on their records in Congress, they are using conditions in Iraq to frighten Americans into supporting the GOP.
In a statement on Iraq, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the world needs to step up in dealing with ISIS, and in the process he sounded a lot like a 2016 presidential candidate.
During an update on the situation in Iraq, President Obama had a message for Republicans who are calling for a return to war. The president repeated that there is no U.S. military solution for Iraq’s problems.
During Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer had on Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Both men were ostensibly on to discuss the recent issues in Israel, as well as the ongoing situation in Iraq.
Former President Bill Clinton delivered a charmingly devastating blow to former Vice President Dick Cheney today as he pushed back hard on Cheney’s criticism of Obama’s Iraq policy.
CBS News and The New York Times released a poll Monday showing that 50% of Americans feel that the United States does not have a responsibility to do something about the recent violence in Iraq.
Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s Morning Joe was able to score an interview with President Obama that aired on Monday morning. Obviously, the interview centered around the situation in Iraq and the growing sectarian violence, led by extremist group ISIS, that has rocked that country.
On CNN’s New Day, President Obama made his strongest statement yet against Republicans who are calling for ground troops in Iraq. The president said, “There’s no amount of American firepower that’s going to be able to hold the country together.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday to discuss the recent violence in Iraq, as well as his infamous op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he claimed that President Obama is directly responsible for the chaos in Iraq and the Middle East.
Republicans are ultimately responsible for the attack on the Benghazi outpost for several reasons they will never admit, but that does not absolve them for their very substantial role in the diplomats’ deaths or eliminate the need for a special prosecutor to hold them accountable for inciting Islamist militants to attack Americans.
PolitiFact finds Fox News “false” for claiming that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was “released by Obama in 2009.” He was released under Bush, according to the DOD.
In a statement/press conference at the White House today, President Obama made it clear that Republicans are not going to get their way. American combat troops won’t be returning to Iraq.
The sad truth is that Iraq is in the shape it is today in because of what the US has already done. How, we must ask ourselves now, is doing it again going to undo it?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor today to rip into Dick Cheney for pushing more war with Iraq. Reid said, “To be on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is to be on the right side of history.”
Dick Cheney, along with his daughter Liz, penned an unbelievable piece of retcon tripe for the Wall Street Journal where they claimed that Obama lost the war that was already won, while at the same time positioning Dick Cheney as a hero.
America’s mainstream media is as apt to repeat failures as conservatives likely due to the symbiotic relationship between corporate media and the conservative movement.
During a panel discussion on Tuesday’s Morning Joe, neocon torchbearer and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol attempted to make the case that the United States needs to send thousands of troops into Iraq for an indefinite period of time without any clear mission.
What any of the Republicans blaming Obama for pulling American troops out of Iraq in 2011 should remember, is that in October 2008 George W. Bush was president when the Status of Forces Agreement was drafted and ratified by Iraqi lawmakers a month later in November 2008.
On Friday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) appeared on five different cable news shows to discuss the recent flare up of sectarian violence in Iraq and directly blame it all on President Obama and his administration.
Ari Fleischer, the White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush during the early years of the Iraq War. took to Twitter on Friday to help conservatives pin the blame on Obama for the recent surge of violence in Iraq.
President Obama announced today that, while the U.S. is willing to do their part to help deal with a terrorist insurgency, he will not be sending combat troops back to Iraq.
During an interview on Morning Joe Friday morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) predictably placed the recent flare-up of ethnic violence in Iraq at the President’s feet.
The giveaway that all the animus toward Sergeant Bergdahl is based in conservative racism usually reserved for people of color, particular the person of color in the Oval Office, is the Republican hypocrisy they have demonstrated over the past five years holding President Obama to a different set of standards than his white Republican predecessors.