Regions / Iraq
The religion of privatization: fully tested in Iraq. Ready for the discard pile.
An unpublished research paper that tries to blame protest and dissent for "emboldening" Iraq's insurgents is severely flawed but its propaganda value is attracting unwarranted attention.
Amid all the talk about the U.S. military "surge" in Iraq, little has been said about the accompanying "surge" of Iraqi prisoners, whose numbers rose to nearly 51,000 at the end of 2007.
Ironically, the question of whether U.S. bases being built in Iraq should be, or clearly already are, permanent, is more of a U.S. domestic controversy than an issue between the United States and Iraq.
One glance at the realities on the ground in Iraq today reveals that U.S. military strategy is less about cultivating human relationships than about limiting them.
By supporting Prime Minister al-Maliki in his attacks on Sadr's al-Mahdi army, the U.S. is now more deeply involved in Iraq's sectarian war.
Supposed "security improvements" in Iraq cited by the Bush administration may have more to do with the depth of ethnic cleansing than any positive developments.
The candidates' positions on Iran are not just about war and peace.
Last August, the U.S. military mistakenly sent six nuclear-armed missiles on a cross-country tour of the United States. For 36 hours, no one knew where the nuclear weapons were. OOPS!
Five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, observes columnist Zia Mian, the costs of war stagger the imagination.