Iraq  (Page 3)

Americans Blame Obama For Iraq Instability

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:45pm 6/3/2015 at 5:45pm

When he withdrew troops from Iraq, Obama himself proclaimed, “we are leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq.”  That was in 2011.  Flash forward to now, and Iraq is none of those things; indeed, Iraq is now an ISIS strong-hold, part of their declared caliphate.

Throughout Obama’s presidency, we’ve heard him...

Read More...
 
 
 

DoD: ISIS gains in Ramadi not expected to last

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 10:00am 5/19/2015 at 10:00am

Over the weekend, Islamic State forces took effective control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Yesterday Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren attempted to put the loss of ground in perspective, while emphasizing the unique challenges urban warfare presents to a still-young fighting force.

From the DoD:

“To read too much into th...

Read More...
 
 
 

Hillary Clinton Has Iraq War Questions to Answer

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8:30am 5/19/2015 at 8:30am

You may have noticed that our unbiased media is asking Republicans lots of questions about the Iraq War.

Hillary Clinton is the only 2016 candid...

Read More...
 
 
 

Liz Cheney Flips Media’s Script on Iraq War

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:30am 5/18/2015 at 8:30am

There has been a lot of hand-wringing over Jeb Bush’s seeming lack of readiness for a presidential campaign in the wake of his apparent inability to articulate a coherent response to Megyn Kelly’s Iraq War hypothetical question.

After days of hedging and backpedaling, Jeb finally landed on the “right” answer: “no, knowing...

Read More...
 
 
 

Welcome to the Hotel ISIS

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 12:30pm 5/10/2015 at 12:30pm

Are you looking for a special place to visit on your summer vacation? You’re in luck.

ISIS has opened a luxury hotel in Iraq.

Heather Saul of the Independent:

Isis opens 262-room luxury hotel in Mosul

Isis has purportedly opened its own luxury hotel in Iraq’s second city Mosul for members of the extremist group...

Read More...
 
 
 

US Consulate Possible Target in Erbil Bombing (Updates)

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 17, 2015 at 2:30pm 4/17/2015 at 2:30pm

A car bomb exploded today outside the U.S. consulate in Erbil. According to the State Department, all officials are accounted for, but as of now no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Via NBC News:

There were no immediate reports of injuries to consulate personnel or local guards, the State Department...

Read More...
 
 
 

Combat comes to US troops in Iraq

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11:39am 1/2/2015 at 11:39am

U.S. troops’ boots may not “be on the ground” in the sense of the popular wartime narrative, but Islamic State insurgents are getting awfully close to where those boots are stationed.

From the Washington Post:

In Iraq’s western Anbar province, more than 300 U.S. troops are posted at a base in the...

Read More...
 
 
 

Who Wins the Award for Best Bombing of Iraq?

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 4:00pm 12/14/2014 at 4:00pm

Nick Gillespie of the famed Libertarian magazine Reason is a pretty funny guy. In a new video from Reason TV, Gillespie plays host of the “Military Industrial Complex Awards” to hand out the prize for best bombing of...

Read More...
 
 
 

“Jihadi John” Wounded in US Airstrike

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:52pm 11/15/2014 at 6:52pm

Reports have surfaced that “Jihadi John,” the masked Brit responsible for the beheadings of four western hostages, was injured last Saturday’s airstrikes near the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Via the Daily Mail:

‘We are aware of reports that this individual [Jihadi John] has been injured, and we are looking into them,’ a Foreign Office...

Read More...
 
 
 

Dempsey Bucks “No Boots on the Ground,” Heads to Iraq

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4:33pm 11/15/2014 at 4:33pm

America’s latest mission in Iraq has been marred from the start by mixed messages, disagreement in Congress, and a slow, steady increase in troop count.

In the battle to manage expectations regarding mission time and troop commitment, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey has remained at odds with the Obama administration over...

Read More...
 
 
 

Battlefields: Iraq and Congress

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:30am 11/8/2014 at 10:30am

Congress is gearing up for the next big budget battle, and the Administration’s latest funding request could stir tensions between the midterm election’s winners and losers.

This week President Obama approved deployment of an...

Read More...
 
 
 

U.S. Military Commander: Not so fast on defeating ISIS

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 5:30pm 10/17/2014 at 5:30pm

The U.S. Military is on a mission to manage expectations regarding the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. military operations against Islamic State, gave an update at the Pentagon about the military campaign in Iraq, and emphasized that while U.S. forces have made gains...

Read More...
 
 
 

ISIS Stakes Claim in Iraq, Syria with Suicide Attacks

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:45pm 10/13/2014 at 7:45pm

I was in high school when U.S. troops laid siege to Baghdad. My boyfriend at the time helped secure and eventually occupy several of the palaces, and his phone calls from the first warzone either of us had ever known helped me gain a deeper understanding into what it means to...

Read More...
 
 
 

Iraqi woman tortured and executed by ISIS over Facebook post

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:30am 9/27/2014 at 10:30am

A Muslim civil rights lawyer and mother of three was found guilty of apostasy by an ISIS-founded sharia court in Mosul. Her offense? She posted a blog post to Facebook that was critical of ISIS’ destruction of places of worship. She was then tortured for days and suffered a public executed by...

Read More...
 
 
 

NY Times’ ISIS coalition coverage “unlike” the truth

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:15am 9/24/2014 at 8:15am

The NY Times made a rather large error the other day, and then issued a correction:

“…[Our article] gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies’ support for this plans and President George W. Bush’s efforts on such backing for the Iraq War. The approach Mr. Obama is...

Read More...
 
 
 

The Domestic Battle for Action in Iraq

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:31am 9/22/2014 at 8:31am

After years of political opposition, conflict, and even comparisons to our infamous involvement in Vietnam and southeast Asia, lawmakers—especially those up for re-election this year—are hesitant to send another round of money and troops into Iraq.

Last week, Congress approved the funding required to arm and train Syrian rebels opposed to...

Read More...
 
 
 

Update: House OKs measure to arm Syrian rebels

Comments
Permalink
Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:33pm 9/17/2014 at 6:33pm

Today, the House approved a $500 million measure dedicated to the arming and training of Syrian rebels.

...

Read More...