Regions / Iraq
President Bush speaks to the nation and FPIF's Stephen Zunes speaks back to the president.
The Iraq War has become the face of the United States around the world and this will haunt Bush during his State of the Union address.
Forget about high-priced foreign contractors and top-down management. Think small. And think local.
A rational government would learn the lessons of Iraq and steer clear of attacking Iran. But, alas, irrationality happens...
The mistakes that the president acknowledged in his speech are perpetuated in his plan.
With no victory in sight in Iraq, the Bush administration is casting around for another magic word to obscure its dismal policies.
The clock is ticking. The current strategy doesn't seem to be working, but Coach Bush is reluctant to try something new.
A centerpiece of the Iraq Study Group's report is its advocacy for securing foreign companies' long-term access to Iraqi oil fields.
The Iraq Study Group's recommendations focus on transforming the U.S. occupation of Iraq into a long-term, sustainable, off-the-front-page occupation with a lower rate of U.S. casualties.
President Bush is readying the largest request for funds so far to continue the war. Even worse, he's on the cusp of actually increasing troops.