Withdrawal

This is pretty big news. The big progressive groups hadn't yet spoken on the question of escalation in Afghanistan - their silence was pronounced. M Read more...
[media id=7439] I wrote earlier (at Newshoggers) that there was still an Iraq debate to be had - namely whether the US' word, as set down in the SOFA Read more...
The majority of Iraq has voted in provincial elections today, with a very minimum of violence, as I had hoped. Which is great news but unsurprising Read more...
Back in December, during the transition but before Obama was sworn in, General Odierno was publicly saying that he thought the US/Iraq agreement on Read more...
The Pentagon is still focussed on 24-36 months (or more) despite what Obama or Maliki might say. Iraqi prime minister Nouri "Napoleon" al-Maliki sa Read more...

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Yet another from the over-stuffed cabinet of Iraq invasion and occupation "nobody could have anticipated" files. And another sign that all is not th Read more...
The Surge in Iraq essentially became a plan to bribe militants with guns and barrowloads of cash to not attack US troops and that left the core corr Read more...
[media id=6998] When is a withdrawal not a withdrawal? Apparently, when it's conducted by the Obama administration's "bipartisan" hangovers. This Su Read more...
The Deciderer, according to the Three Amigos There's a lot of fluff about bi-partisan agreement, withdrawing to leave a democratic Iraq and the "su Read more...
By Cernig And so the coalition of the unwilling dwindles even further. Even UK conservatives abandoned Iraq as the wrong war, for the wrong reasons Read more...