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Tag Archives: Iraq

Feb
17
2011

Conspiracy revisited

Anyone remember the Iraq War? Bush and Cheney made a bunch of claims about Iraq that weren’t true…most people didn’t believe them until they sent Powell up to make a big speech at the UN… …remember? Their source – curveball … Continue reading

Mar
7
2010

Still Angry After All These Years

I experience stabbing pains of guilt when I read about the Iraq Inquiry in Britain. That  horrible story no longer moves me to anger; I just shake my head and keep walking. I am sincerely grateful, therefore, to Daniel Larison … Continue reading

Feb
5
2009

If only we knew then what we know now

Early in the morning of February 2, the Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction released Hard Lessons, a summary of all that has gone wrong in postwar Iraq. Hard Lessons may be the single most dismaying state paper released by an … Continue reading

Jan
26
2009

Great Leaders

Hands up who, in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006, when the president said “Absolutely, we’re winning” thought the mainstream media was distorting the news to make it appear that the president was misleading the public? Anyone? No? Me neither. “Absolutely, … Continue reading

Jan
13
2009

Good things might happen

This may well be the first time that someone from the other side has shown any sign of understanding my opposition to the Iraq War. As many war supporters pointed out, then and now, there were all sorts of positive … Continue reading

Nov
20
2008

It’ll pay for itself

Remember the Iraq War? Now that Bush and Maliki have agreed on the timetable for withdrawal that amounted to surrender back when democrats supported it, Andy McCarthy, in the Nation Review, suddenly notices that INCONVENIENT FACT: THE IRAQIS DON’T LIKE … Continue reading

Jun
8
2008

Wave the white flag of surrender

Had a pleasant conversation with a friend last week about whether McCain intends to keep American forces in Iraq forever, or just indefinitely. I think we concluded (at least I did) that both McCain and Obama would, at some point, … Continue reading

May
18
2008

To save a president’s legacy

There’s an excellent 8 page article in today’s NY Times magazine that chronicles McCain’s stance on the Iraq War. It’s mostly positive – if you agree with McCain’s stance – and, since the liberal media is not doing it’s job … Continue reading

Apr
19
2008

The war is going well

I assume everyone has read the report in the New York Times telling the story of how the Generals who gave independent assessments of the war in Iraq were fed their lines, monitored and punished with loss of access and … Continue reading