While media scrutiny has focused attention on November polls for the next U.S. president, the war over the future of Iraq continues to consume lives and money.
‘The Hill’ Editor Spends Four-Day Visit With U.S. Army Chief of Staff
There’s good news and bad news about the war in Iraq as it reaches a critical turning point with the end of the so-called military surge that brought an additional 30,000 troops to Iraq 18 months ago, and as the war becomes a key issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.
Helen Thomas: Worth a Thousand Words
WASHINGTON — Some readers resented The Washington Post for publishing an Associated Press photograph of a critically wounded Iraqi child being lifted from the rubble of his home in Baghdad’s Sadr City “after a U.S. airstrike.”
Helen Thomas: War Without End
WASHINGTON — Surprise, surprise. Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, wants to put a halt to any more troop withdrawals for the foreseeable future.
David Brooks: A Network of Truces
The U.S. brought no shortage of misconceptions into Iraq, but surely the longest lasting has been what you might call: Founding Fatherism. This is the belief that peace will come to the country when the nation’s political elites gather at a convention hall and make a series of grand compromises […]
Helen Thomas: Bush Pushes For Longer War
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is showcasing its top general in Iraq in an effort to sell more war to Congress.
The military mission in Iraq is not worthy of our soldiers’ sacrifice. That became even clearer after my latest visit to Iraq, a congressional delegation trip with Reps. Ellen Tauscher of California and Jon Porter of Nevada.
Helen Thomas: Iraqis Wrangle Over Their Oil Reserves
WASHINGTON — Iraq’s politicians are trying to figure out how to share the country’s oil wealth, estimated to be the second or third largest petroleum cache in the world.
Helen Thomas: Will the Real Hillary Clinton Stand Up?
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. has great political skills, but her war-and-peace compass leaves something to be desired.
Helen Thomas: Bush Buys Time On Iraq
WASHINGTON — President Bush and his spokesmen continue to say that Iraq is a “sovereign” nation and that the U.S. is there at the invitation of the Iraqi government.