The present Iraqi government has got the worst of all possible worlds by persecuting the Sunni enough to enrage and unite them, but without crushing them.
Bush and Blair said Iraq was a war on Islamic fascism. They lost.
The capture of Mosul by Isis means a radical change in the political geography of Iraq and Syria.
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.
Obama wants to impose “prudent limitations” on the drone war. But the only “prudent” limit would be to end the drone war.
The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation.
Ralph Nader Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/01/03 George W. Bush George W. Bush Presidential Center PO Box 560887 Dallas, Texas, 57356 Dear Mr. Bush: A few days ago I received a personalized letter from your Presidential Center which included a solicitation card for donations that actually provided words for my reply. They included “I’m...