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.
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 […]
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.
Larry Kaplow: Four Years of Covering the War in Iraq
After more than four years of reporting from one of the world’s most dangerous war zones, Larry Kaplow isn’t sure he wants to claim the distinction as the senior American journalist in Iraq.
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.
Helen Thomas: Bush Should Explain Why He Invaded Iraq
WASHINGTON — As the nation marks the fourth anniversary of the war against Iraq, we still await an explanation from President Bush about why he invaded that oil-rich Middle Eastern country.
Helen Thomas: Blue-Ribbon Panel Rules Out Quick Troop Withdrawal
WASHINGTON — The blue-ribbon Iraq Study Group has told the American people they can look forward to more war and bloodshed in Iraq for at least another year.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Blood of 654,965 Iraqis
It trumps by a considerable degree every other grizzly fact, incident or trend in the Iraq fiasco to date. The highly-credible survey published yesterday in the on-line edition of The Lancet reports that 654,965 Iraqis have died as the direct result of George Bush’s unilateral, unprovoked military invasion of a […]
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Tuesday marked the 4th Anniversary of the House vote to authorize the President to go to war in Iraq. I sided with those opposed to granting this authority. It was one of the most important votes of my career and one that I do not regret.