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Shedding light on Iraq war

Toronto Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
Congratulations to the Star and CTV for sending reporters to join with Canadian forces in Iraq. Now we'll get some idea what's been going on.
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David Cameron reveals ANOTHER delay in Chilcot's Iraq War inquiry

Daily Mail - ‎14 hours ago‎
Mr Penrose earlier said the Chilcot report into the Iraq War should be handed to the Government for security checks and, as promised by Mr Cameron, vetting would take two weeks or less.
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Obama's Gradual Iraq War

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 1, 2016‎
John McCain noted that, “as a young military officer, I bore witness to the failed policy of gradual escalation that ultimately led to our nation's defeat in the Vietnam War.” Mr. McCain says he now fears that “this administration's grudging ...
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Iraq war intensifies - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The combat death Tuesday of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to ...

Report on UK Role in Iraq War to Be Released After Brexit Referendum

Sputnik International - ‎14 hours ago‎
... of a US-led coalition that invaded Iraq in 2003, without a UN mandate, after falsely accusing former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein of possessing weapons of mass destruction.
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The Media Keeps Letting Trump Get Away With His Iraq Lie

BuzzFeed News - ‎May 3, 2016‎
And it happens in passing, as in a recent Times piece that has Trump “reminding his audience that he had opposed the Iraq War.” Hillary Clinton lost to Barack Obama in 2008 because she voted to authorize the invasion of Iraq. If only she'd known that ...
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No, Maureen Dowd, Trump Didn't Actually Oppose the Iraq War From the Start

Slate Magazine (blog) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Here we go again. Donald Trump likes to say that he has good foreign-policy instincts because he was opposed to the Iraq War from the beginning and pushed back against the invasion. Problem is, that claim has been thoroughly debunked over and over ...

Anti-War Hero Daniel Ellsberg Warns Obama Will Escalate War in Iraq

Daily Caller - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Former Pentagon employee Daniel Ellsberg poses for photographs in central London, November 1, 2004. Ellsberg, who risked career suicide and a century in prison to blow the whistle on U.S.

Debunked myth that Saddam created ISIS continues to be spread by Iraq War-supporting scholars like Amatzia Baram

Salon - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Thirteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq - which the U.N. explicitly said was illegal - supporters of the disastrous war continue to peddle the myth that secular Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein bears responsibility for the rise of extremist ...

Williamsburg street named for Iraq war hero

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Mendez, a sergeant in the U.S. Army, was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom when he died from injuries he sustained from an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bagdad.

LISTEN Iraq war veteran's medals stolen by 'APEX gang members'

Daily Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
LISTEN Iraq war veteran's medals stolen by 'APEX gang members'. An Iraq war veteran's service medals were stolen from her Melbourne home by alleged APEX gang members.

No, Donald Trump Didn't Oppose the Iraq War

Mother Jones - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
But he also pointedly rejected the nation-building of the George W. Bush administration, reminding his audience that he had opposed the Iraq war. The second, from the Washington Post, is right: Mr. Trump blamed previous administrations for making a ...

The Iran-Iraq war, continued - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Few events in the 20th century were as large and remain as poorly understood by outsiders as the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq. From 1980 to 1988 the two countries, which share hundreds of miles of border, fought with ever-escalating desperation ...

A more honest Iraq War story looks like this: “Sometimes the Marine Corps kind of sucks”

Salon - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Grim, funny, lonely, at times even poetic, the new graphic novel “The White Donkey” gets at war in a way we've rarely seen.

Fallujah Residents Say Violence Has Heightened Since Iraq War

NPR - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
With ISIS in the city, and the Iraqi army massed around it, local cleric Shaikh Al-Tarabuli says the people worry that situation will get even more violent.

Iraq War Vet Derek Weida: 'We're Too Obsessed With This Number 22.'

Task & Purpose - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
An Army veteran and fitness personality urges veterans to move beyond what he calls an 'obsession' with PTSD and suicide. Derek Weida, founder of Straight Legless Clothing, doesn't speak for all veterans, but he does speak for a certain type.

Iraq war a mistake, Saddam was no threat to US: Hagel

Khaleej Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Hagel noted that the "mistake" opened a can of worms for Iraq and the region, as a number of nations including Syria and Libya faced destabilisation due to sectarian violence, civil wars, falling of economies and an expansion of terrorist organisations.