College Student to Jeb Bush: ‘Your Brother Created ISIS’

NEW YORK TIMES RENO, Nev. — “Your brother created ISIS,” the young woman told Jeb Bush. And with that, Ivy Ziedrich, a 19-year-old college student, created the kind of confrontational moment here on Wednesday morning that presidential candidates dread. Mr. Bush, the former governor of Florida, had just concluded a town-hall-style meeting when Ms. Ziedrich… More College Student to Jeb Bush: ‘Your Brother Created ISIS’

There Are A Lot More Fabricated Brian Williams Stories And Some Matter Very Much (VIDEO)

Addicting Info Long gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite. Gone are the days when news was supposed to inform rather than entertain. Today, ratings are king and Fox calls itself “news.” It could be argued that Brian Williams’ fabricated story about the helicopter he was riding in being shot at… More There Are A Lot More Fabricated Brian Williams Stories And Some Matter Very Much (VIDEO)

ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies

When I think of Iraq’s clash-filled history with Western countries I often wonder where does their strength, stamina and determination come from?  Did George W. Bush’s people even read the history of that region before invading Iraq?  Has anybody within our military system even bothered? In chess we anticipate several moves the opponent might take, to decide… More ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies

Iran May Be Open To Working With U.S. To Help Baghdad Fight Militants

The enemy of my enemy is my friend… The Huffington Post ANKARA, June 13 (Reuters) – Shi’te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters. The idea is being discussed internally among the… More Iran May Be Open To Working With U.S. To Help Baghdad Fight Militants

HuffPost Reporter Confronts McCain: Does ‘Victory’ in Iraq Mean Endless War?

Mediaite Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein had a rather testy exchange Friday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I just want to nail down what it means to have it won,” Stein told the senator at the start of his question. “When we were debating the war [in Iraq], I thought the idea was that we would… More HuffPost Reporter Confronts McCain: Does ‘Victory’ in Iraq Mean Endless War?

Dick Cheney says Iraq War was worth it because now we know they didn’t have WMDs

In my opinion, this is one of the most idiotic and insensitive things that has spoken by Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney… Daily Kos Former Vice President Dick Cheney is on a Famous Person Book Tour. A Famous Person Book Tour, for any youngsters out there unfamiliar with the practice, is an American phenomenon in which… More Dick Cheney says Iraq War was worth it because now we know they didn’t have WMDs

“Why I am no longer a Republican”

The Week It has a lot to do with the Iraq War This week has been filled with Iraq War recriminations and re-evaluations. While official Washington was strangely silent about the 10th anniversary of the start of the conflict, journalists and intellectuals have been (predictably) more vocal. Prominent neocons have reaffirmed, with minor caveats, their support for the war.… More “Why I am no longer a Republican”

“Hubris”: New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War “Hoax”

Hubris: Noun Excessive pride or self-confidence. (in Greek tragedy) Excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis. Members the Senate are increasingly coming up with Benghazi questions to justify slowing down the process of approving President Obama’s nominees for his cabinet.   When they heard that UN Ambassador Susan Rice might be… More “Hubris”: New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War “Hoax”

The Iraq War’s ‘quiet’ end: By the numbers

This is an interesting look at the wind down of the Iraq War… The Week An understated ceremony in Baghdad marks the end of a mission that lasted nearly nine years, claimed the lives over 4,000 U.S. soldiers, and divided our nation America’s long, contentious war in Iraq came to a “quiet” end Thursday. In… More The Iraq War’s ‘quiet’ end: By the numbers