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  • Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring

    Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he “wasn’t happy” that the stepdaughter of former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was hired by the agency, but maintained he did not ask his top aide to step aside. The...
  • Trudy Rubin: Cheney is up to his old tricks again

    For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess....
  • Revisionist history prevails on Iraq invasion

    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Absent foreign policy exacerbated crisis in Iraq

    As we consider the fall of Mosul, Iraq, to terrorists last week and the threat they pose to Baghdad, we must concede: We had been warned. Just months after the impact of the U.S.-led surge in Iraq was being realized, then-U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan...
  • Iraq vets say Obama's promise of no combat for U.S. advisers will be hard to keep

    WASHINGTON Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week, Americans who've fought in Iraq say President Barack Obama's insistence that the up to 300 military advisers headed there...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Send Petraeus To Broker Concessions

    Although the present situation in Iraq is not of America's doing, it looks like everybody is looking toward Washington to come up with solutions. In my view, the situation in Iraq is similar to 2006, when country was on the verge of a wider Sunni vs....
  • Costly errors give new hope to al-Qaida

    The dissolution of Iraq is the entirely predictable result of a series of bad American decisions compounded by Iraqi government mistakes. The result is a disaster for the Iraqi and American people and a gift to radical Islamists worldwide. Correcting...
  • Paul Greenberg: An appointment in Samarra

    Another day, another country left to the tender mercies of terrorists. Going by his own arbitrary, purely political deadline, this president and now only nominal Leader of the Free World has been intent on pulling American troops out of one country...
  • Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

    As Islamic militants pushed closer to Baghdad, President Obama on Friday ruled out sending American ground troops into Iraq or engaging in any long-term military campaign, saying, "We're not going to allow ourselves to be dragged back in." Obama said he...
  • What went wrong in Iraq

    What went wrong in Iraq
    When the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003, Americans were told it would be a quick, simple project. When asked how long the war might last, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said airily, "Six days, six weeks, I doubt six months." So what's the...