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Posts in category “Iraq”

Congress Must Vote Before Iraq War III

Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain …

Posted August 15th, 2014

What Kind of Conservatives Are the Warhawks?

U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens …

Posted August 12th, 2014

Iraqi-American Christians Pray, and Protest, for Peace

As the Islamic State forces northern Iraq’s religious minorities—Christians, Shia Muslims, and …

Posted August 11th, 2014

Congress Can Stop Obama’s Ramp Up to War

Barack Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and arm …

Posted July 1st, 2014

Make Obama Go to Congress for More War in Iraq

Intervening against ISIS without permission would be a costly and unconstitutional mistake.

Posted June 24th, 2014

Bombs Can’t Save Iraq

The panic that engulfed this capital after the fall of Mosul, when …

Posted June 20th, 2014

ISIS May Expel Iraq’s Christians for Good

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS, has recently overtaken the …

Posted June 13th, 2014

Somewhere, Bin Laden Is Smiling

Bowe Bergdahl was “an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield” …

Posted June 6th, 2014

Chuck Hagel’s Thought Crime

Of all of defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s “inquisitors” at yesterday’s Senate …

Posted February 1st, 2013

“Zoo Is Hell”

Just saw Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Rajiv Joseph’s new play, …

Posted September 26th, 2012

“Black Watch”: A Play Asks Why the Devil Has All the Good Tunes

Black Watch, a Scottish creation imported to DC’s Shakespeare Theatre (through October …

Posted September 24th, 2012

We Need Realists and Idealists, But for Now We Have the Pauls

Tonight the GOP convention will broadcast a video tribute to Ron Paul, …

Posted August 29th, 2012

News Flash: Pentagon Spends Like Drunken Sailors

The Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) released …

Posted July 16th, 2012

You Can Have Two Worldviews in the Army, But One’s Too Many for Me

On Wednesday night I saw the Synetic Theater’s Home of the Soldier, …

Posted June 29th, 2012

ACLU: Van Buren’s Firing From State Dept “Unconstitutional”

The American Civil Liberties Union has weighed in on the case of …

Posted May 16th, 2012

Galloway Returns to Parliament After Astonishing Victory

This week George Galloway was elected as the Member of Parliament for …

Posted April 2nd, 2012

Defending corpse urination begs the question: who’s the racist?

For years the writers, editors and readers of The American Conservative have …

Posted January 15th, 2012