Regions / Iraq
Evidence exists that the roots of the Iraqi civil conflict is political rather than sectarian, and that the best solution is finding a way to bring the troops home.
How far Iran will go in destabilizing (or not destabilizing) Iraq has a lot to do with how much cooperation it is likely to extract from the United States.
Question: How much is an Iraqi life worth? Answer: A lot less than an American or British life, according to the amount of compensation paid to the relatives of victims.
The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.
What the U.S. needs is a change in policy not a change in villains.
In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress--in the administration's interpretation--to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.
The death of al-Zarqawi is an opportunity to re-evaluate U.S. strategy in Iraq.
Three years after the invasion of Iraq, what have we learned?
The American people should question both the morality and the policy implications of what a permanent U.S. military presence brings to Iraq.
Even if an all out civil war is avoided now, it may not be as easy to avoid in the future if negotiations over either the formation of a coalition government or the constitutional settlement finally break down.