Category Archives: Iraq

Report: Blackwater Manager Threatened to Kill State Dept. Investigator, Officials Blamed The Investigator

It’s 2014 and we’re still learning terrible things about the Bush administration. According to the New York Times, a senior manager for Blackwater threatened to kill one of the State Department’s top investigators and, rather than scold or punish Blackwater, … Continue reading
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Obama’s Fault

One of the key reasons — perhaps the biggest reason — the Iraqi government and the United States could not reach a consensus on a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) prior to our withdrawal from Iraq is because the al-Maliki … Continue reading
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Former President Forgets He Was President

When asked if President Obama is a “fool” and a “traitor” on ABC’s This Week, former Vice President Dick “Dick” Cheney accused President Obama of creating a power vacuum in Iraq. Without denying that he was questioning Obama’s intentions or … Continue reading
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Obama Announces Deployment of 300 Military “Advisers” to Iraq

In addition to troop reinforcements reported earlier in the week, President Obama today announced the deployment of 300 military advisers to Iraq. These advisers would provide support and training to the Iraqi military, while previously announced deployments would secure U.S. … Continue reading
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Dick Cheney Appears on Fox News and Doubles-Down on His Iraq War Lies

Fox News Channel‘s Megyn Kelly hosted former Vice President Dick Cheney along with Liz Cheney last night to discuss reactions to their father/daughter Wall Street Journal op/ed in which the Cheneys wondered out loud why President Obama hasn’t done jack … Continue reading
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All For Nothing

Artist – John Cole In other news, Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) says he’s “not even sure” if discrimination is a real problem. No one has complained to him before, so it probably doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, Senators Chris Murphy (D) and … Continue reading
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We Read Cheney’s Buffoonish Editorial About Obama and Iraq So You Don’t Have To

Concluding our trilogy of Republicans who we shouldn’t take seriously on Iraq, patient zero in the series has to be former Vice President Dick Cheney. His total lack of credibility in this issue notwithstanding, The Wall Street Journal published an … Continue reading
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Don’t Tread On Them

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, if you’d like to know the secret to turning the situation in Iraq around and the true meaning of life, you can tune into cable and network news to find out what the … Continue reading
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Lindsey Graham’s Screwy Plan for Iraq is Why He Should Never Be Taken Seriously

Amid the atrocities taking place in Iraq at the hands of jihadis operating as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), three opinions about the region have been vindicated: 1) Given the instability of the Middle East, perhaps Iraq … Continue reading
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Here We Go Again

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) tells us that he never expected in a million years to see a president who would intentionally ‘support the enemy.’ But Inhofe would never say such a thing, would … Continue reading
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Posted in George W. Bush, Iraq, Open Thread, President Obama | Tagged , | 5 Comments

The Biggest Scandal Surrounding The VA Is The GOP

Just like to follow-up on an excellent commentary by Ashby this past Friday. When president Obama took office, there were 180,000 troops in Iraq– a war which he, like the now-resigned General Eric Shinseki, were both outspoken against in terms … Continue reading
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Posted in Afghanistan, Bush Legacy Project, Casualties, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, Government Shutdown, Iraq, Lying Liars, Military, Patriotism, President Obama, Republican Party, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged | 8 Comments

Hog Castrating Cosplayer Candidate Still Believes in WMDs

Remember Joni Ernst; the Cobra cosplayer who pledged to “unload” on Obamacare? Apparently she still believes there are Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. “Obviously the president thought there was actionable intelligence, she said, “so as an Iraqi War … Continue reading
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Senate Panel To Release Bush-era Torture Documents

It’s nice to be reminded that we do things differently now: WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

“It was a great place!” Brian Kilmeade on Iraq before U.S. troops left What are the odds Kilmeade replies “This many!” then gestures with his hands when asked how old he is? Continue reading
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Steve King Mistakes Nigerian Prince Email as Secret Iraq War Evidence. Probably.

Iowa congressman and secret border control agent Steve King apparently has access to evidence that no one else has, not even the administration of whom he speaks. The Bush Administration eventually admitted that Iraq was not purchasing uranium from Niger, … Continue reading
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Cheney: Iraq Was a Success Because We Stopped Non-Existent WMDs

When asked by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News what the United States ultimately gained by going to war in Iraq, former Vice President Dick “Dick” Cheney said that we stopped the non-existent WMDs. Bill O’ The Clown doesn’t want to … Continue reading
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President Obama To Remind America That Chemical Warfare Is Bad

Because someone has to remind America that chemical warfare is a bad thing by any standard of morality and historical norms, and doing nothing is unacceptable, President Obama will be giving interviews tomorrow with several news networks followed up by … Continue reading
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Posted in Benghazi, Foreign Policy, Iran, Iraq, Mark Halperin, Middle East, President Obama, Rand Paul, Syria, The Media | Tagged , , , | 28 Comments

Liberty Toast

This is perfect satire of Obama Derangement Syndrome viewed through the prism of 2003. I don’t think it will ever matter how much time has passed. Those clips of Bush will always straddle a fine line between being depressing and … Continue reading
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No Room To Talk

Are you sitting down? If not, you may want to before reading this. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who ushered the U.S. into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001 and 2003, said the Obama administration has not clearly justified … Continue reading
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That’s Not A Cover Up

There was no cover up at the ‘highest levels’ over the Benghazi consulate bombing. There were mixed reports, with motive playing catch up to official statements. This all about Wingnut America feeling victimized and wronged for being publicly castigated by … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Foreign Policy, George W. Bush, History, Iraq, Lying Liars, Patriotism, President Obama, Religion, Republican Party, Security, Terrorism, Torture, White House, Wingnuts, Worse than Bush | Tagged , , | 5 Comments