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  • IRAQ: Kurdistan's prime minister talks Baghdad politics

     
    The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Prime Minister Barham Salih sat down recently with the Los Angeles Times, and reviewed the political deadlock in Baghdad. Salih, who had served as a deputy prime minister in Baghdad, also reviewed the state of Arab-...
  • Biden in Iraq to mark transition

     
    by Michael Muskal Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Monday as part of the formal end of the United States' combat role in Iraq, the White House announced. Biden will also hold talks with Iraqi officials, who have......
  • How Obama lost the war

    How Obama lost the war
    WASHINGTON — Barack Obama was a principled opponent of the Iraq War from its beginning. But when he became president in January 2009, he was handed a war that was won. The surge had succeeded. Al-Qaida in Iraq had been routed, driven to...
  • Chan Lowe: The End of the Iraq War

    Chan Lowe: The End of the Iraq War
    It’s telling that several years ago, I drew a cartoon using the same trope of Nouri al-Maliki-as-hand-puppet, but back then the puppet-master was Uncle Sam. Maliki, at the end of Sam’s arm, had just poked him in the eye—it was about...
  • Relief, not celebration, as Iraq War ends

    Relief, not celebration, as Iraq War ends
    —When President Barack Obama went to Fort Bragg the other day to proclaim the end of the nearly nine-year war in Iraq, it was hardly what you would call a traditional victory lap. There was no wild V-I Day to match the V-E and V-J Days that kicked...
  • Was the end of the Iraq war the top story of 2011?

    Yes It is perhaps the most recent piece of "big" news of the year. And its importance overshadows all other events of 2011 — at least for Americans. When the U.S. military quietly pulled out of Iraq on Dec. 15 officials ended nearly nine years of...
  • At Least 60 Killed in Iraq Bombings

    At Least 60 Killed in Iraq Bombings
    Baghdad -- Attackers killed at least 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in strikes that targeted Shiites and renewed fears of sectarian violence, authorities said. The deadliest attack was a suicide bombing targeting Shiite pilgrims just west of the...
  • Vietnam's real lessons

    FINDING IN THE DEBACLE of the Vietnam War a rationale for sustaining the U.S. military presence in Iraq requires considerable imagination. If nothing else, President Bush's speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars earlier this week revealed a hitherto...
  • Wars within wars in Iraq

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ Despite what you may have heard, there is no "war" in Iraq. Rather, there are many wars raging through the Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni territories. These wars are complicated and deep-seated, with roots that,...
  • The king of anti-kidnapping

    Colombia has its human rights problems, but in one respect it's a poster child for law-enforcement progress. Once the kidnapping capital of the world, Colombia claims to have slashed its snatching-for-profit business by 88% since President Alvaro Uribe...
  • Obama and foreign policy: It shouldn't be personal

    Obama and foreign policy: It shouldn't be personal
    When President Obama looks into the eyes of foreign leaders in the months ahead, he should search out their interests, not the depths of their souls. President Bush found himself basing foreign policy too much on personal relationships rather than on the...