Regions / Iraq
For the average Iraqi, there is little difference between the Mongols and the United States. Both have laid waste to their country.
In order to "win", we need to sell the invasion and occupation to the Iraqis.
An honest look at Iraq and the U.S. occupation from an unembedded journalist.
It's time to put the scalpel away and go home.
We have to decide, as a nation, whether our need for Middle Eastern oil is more important to our future than our conduct as a moral and ethical people.
Iran is on the hot seat these days while the threat from Saudi Arabia is ignored.
In this edition of Annotate This... Stephen Zunes and Erik Leaver analyze Bush's statements and offer an alternative interpretation of the situation on the ground.
Trying to paper over political problems in Iraq by sinking additional American greenbacks into military operations misses the point entirely.
The last few days have brought a flurry of tense words between the Bush administration and Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. Make no mistake: these words are dangerous.
Muqtada al-Sadr and his followers are deeply embedded in the political structures of the new Iraqi state, regardless of how Muqtada might currently challenge the legitimacy of that state because of its dependence on U.S. support.