Archive for the 'Iraq' Category

View from across the pond… Tony Blair’s $6m donation, blood money?

By Debate Wise | Related entries in Bush, England, Iraq

Tony Blair’s memoirs were released today and as you may know by now, Tony Blair has pledged to give all the profits from his memoirs, all £4m ($6m) plus of it, to the Royal British Legion, in an effort to help pay for the recovery and rehabilitation of soldiers injured in combat. This has, unsurprisingly, […]

September 1st, 2010 | Permalink| No Comments »

Can We Buy Our Way Out Of The Afghanistan Conflict?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, Money, War

It’s a little known fact that one of the big reasons Iraq turned around is we simply offered a better price than al Qaeda. Within a month the word got out that we were paying top dollar and the insurgents were turning against the terrorists and the US body count started to drop. Will the […]

October 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

McCain Puts The Lie To Torture…Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Iraq, McCain, The War On Terrorism, Torture, War

” I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq who told me that. I think that the ability of […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Bush Used Bible To Convince Chirac On Iraq?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, France, History, Iraq, Religion

Doug points this one out, and if true, well, no wonder France took a pass on backing us in Iraq. French journalist Jean-Claude Maurice recounts the tale in his book release in March, Si Vous le Répétez, Je Démentirai (If You Repeat it, I Will Deny). From Secular Humanism: President George W. Bush told French […]

August 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 23 Comments »

Biden’s Iraq Trip Sparks Hope and Protests

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Iraq, Veep

In a show of good faith, Vice President Joe Biden flew to Baghdad Thursday evening on his unprecedented three-day visit. Typically, a high-level official – like Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney – only remains in the country for a day or less, so the trip is unusually long. But Biden said this […]

July 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

House Approves $97 Billion in War Funding

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Iraq, War

While some have worried that the Democratic controlled Congress might strip our war efforts of funding, that wasn’t the case in the House where members passed $97 billion in war funding by a vote of 368-60 — $12 billion more than President Obama requested. The senate is in the process of passing a similar bill, […]

May 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

U.S. Forces May Stay in Mosul Past Deadline

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Iraq, Military, War

For those who’ve worried that under the command of President Obama, our military in Iraq won’t be able to adjust to realities on the ground, there’s this story out of Mosul. Conditions in the region are not good and our forces are likely postpone the scheduled withdrawal if Iraqi authorities ask us to stay. Army […]

April 14th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Saddam Was Responsible For Oklahoma City Bombing?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Iraq, Partisan Hacks, Terrorism

More fun from the neo-conservatives. Here’s the transcript… MATTHEWS: The polling that took place before we attacked, conducted by “Time” and CNN, showed that 72 percent of the American people, nearly three quarters, believed it was likely that Saddam Hussein was involved in the attack on us 9/11. How do you think they got that […]

March 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Follow Louis C.K On His USO Tour

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Comedy, Iraq, Video, War

One of my favorite comedians is on his way overseas to entertain our brave men and women and he’s posting a lot of pictures and commentary detailing the whole thing. Here’s the first entry… Last December (2008) I went to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the Seargent Major Tour for the USO. I […]

March 12th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

John McCain Agrees With Barack Obama

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Iraq, McCain, Obama

On a strategy for troop withdrawal and residual presence in Iraq, at least: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), President Obama’s campaign opponent, went to the White House Thursday for a briefing on the president’s plan for a timetable for a troop drawdown in Iraq. Before heading down Pennsylvania Avenue, he said he was already largely on […]

February 27th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »