January 22, 2021

Perry’s Iraq Blunder

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Ross Kaminsky on 1.9.12 @ 12:02PM In Saturday’s Republican debate in New Hampshire, Texas Governor Rick Perry said, as he has in the past, that he would “send troops back into Iraq” to prevent Iranian dominance in Iraq from effectively wasting the blood and treasure which America […]

Iraq official warns of abuse of security forces

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al- Maliki speaks to his supporters in Baghdad, Iraq. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Iraq’s prime minister says the end of the American military presence in Iraq is a new dawn for his country. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s parliament speaker warned Monday that human rights violations are putting the […]

Post America Iraq: 14 Bombs Kill 60

Via AP: . . .A wave of at least 14 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday morning, killing at least 60 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently coordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis between Shiite and […]

Iraq War A Great Success

The US withdrawal from Iraq has stimulated the smarmy Left to bash George Bush once again, and in the process denigrate the achievements of our fighting forces and diplomatic infrastructure. While commercial television has created filmed homecomings on a regular basis — whether or not directly related to Iraq — National Public Radio, the New […]

Sad Wisdom from Philip Larkin on Iraq

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 12.16.11 @ 12:15PM One more thought on the official conclusion to the War in Iraq. As it happens, I am reading Philip Larkin’s Collected Poems (edited by Anthony Thwaite.) While riding back home on the T, after I had written my lament about Iraq, […]

What Wasn’t Foreseen in Iraq

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.25.11 @ 1:16PM Over at The American Conservative, Clark Stooksbury briefly comments on my reflections on the impending conclusion to the War in Iraq. After observing that my question, “Should Saddam have stayed in power?” would have probably got me labeled an “unpatriotic conservative” […]

And That’s a Wrap in Iraq

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Reid Smith on 10.22.11 @ 7:29AM Following President Obama’s lunchtime announcement that [nearly] all American troops will exit Iraq by years end, Mitt Romney campaign issued the following statement: President Obama’s astonishing failure to secure an orderly transition in Iraq has unnecessarily put at risk the victories […]

On Iraq, Obama Trips and Says “I Meant to Do That”

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By John Tabin on 10.21.11 @ 6:20PM President Obama, and spokesmen for his administration, are claiming that the withdrawal from Iraq is all going according to plan. Josh Rogin punctures that claim in a must-read report that details how the administration tried to negotiate an agreement for troops […]

U.S. Scraps Plan to Keep U.S. Troops in Iraq Past Dec. 31 Withdrawal Deadline

BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security forces and the […]