| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:05 AM
Declaring a respectful end to the war he once called "dumb," President Obama today said the United States will continue to help Iraq with its security after this month's troop withdrawal but that now it will do so by helping to train Iraqi forces and by...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:57 PM
• "This is a happy ending for everyone to be returning home," said Shannon Wright of Mina, a veteran who returned in August after serving in Kuwait. "Hopefully we have done our jobs. I'm hoping the conflicts are over and there is peace in the...
| Dec 15, 2011
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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
—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...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:54 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Nearly nine years after American troops stormed across the Iraq border in a blaze of shock and awe, U.S. officials quietly ended the bloody and bitterly divisive conflict here Thursday, but the debate over whether it was worth the...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 11:35 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq's troubled start to life without U.S. forces calls into question the Obama administration's assertion that it has wound down America's long war responsibly: at least 78 killed in blasts across the country in a single day last week,...
| Aug 12, 2007
The Iranians are riding high these days. While the United States is hemorrhaging $5 billion a month in Iraq trying to stabilize Iran's flattened former enemy, Tehran is hauling in $5 billion a month in oil revenues. Iran is making life miserable for the...
| Aug 26, 2007
What does sovereignty mean? In the case of Iraq, Washington can't seem to decide.
On June 28, 2004, the United States ceremoniously ended its occupation of Iraq by transferring sovereignty to its hand-picked interim prime minister, Iyad Allawi. Three...
| Apr 1, 2008
In the painful years since 9/11, President Bush has sought to provide Americans with a morally coherent narrative to explain our two long wars and other costly foreign involvements. And although the probity of the Iraq war has been widely debated, most...