Category Archives: Iraq

Lily Allen, Layla Al-Attar and How the Concept of “Iraq” Flies in the Face of Four Millennia

By Michael Troncale “Every since he came around, people have died in his great name, long before that September, long before hijacking planes.” –Lyrics from the song “Him” by Lily Allen “I do not understand this squeamishness about the use … Continue reading

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Smedley Butler and the racket that is war

Guest Column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation From 1898 to 1931, Smedley Darlington Butler was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. By the time he retired he had achieved what was then the … Continue reading

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Military Advisers to Iraq: What Could Go Wrong?

by Joe Scarry One word: Vietnam. “U.S. Adviser Planning Operations with South Vietnamese Troops”  From The U.S. Army in Vietnam: Background, Buildup, and Operations, 1950-1967 Isn’t “adviser” just another word for “pre-escalation”? For the full 1963 Bobbie Lou Pendergrass letter to … Continue reading

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Aggressors on Parade: the foreign policy establishment and renewed War in Iraq, part 2

by Alan Gilbert For Part 1, see here and for Torturers on Parade, here. *** Andrew Sullivan and David Corn have been, amusingly, ripping the frothing aggressors on parade in the media, Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick and Liz Cheney, Tony Blair and … Continue reading

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Glenn Beck Gets With the Program …

… and finally admits that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a really dumb idea and opposes doubling down. Not one more life. Not one more life. Not one more dollar, not one more airplane, not one more bullet, not … Continue reading

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