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Iraq Is An American War

August 13, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Like many Americans I advocated ending our participation in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I was wrong. Being war-weary is no excuse for not realizing that we are in a very long war with the enemies of civilization and reluctant to being fully engaged in it. On Monday, President Obama […]

Syrian Islamists Spread Terror Network Into Iraq

June 14, 2014 by

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By Peter Brookes ~ Earlier this week on these very pages I warned about the rise of violent Islamist extremism, not exclusively but especially in Syria. Unfortunately, in just a few short days, the situation has gotten worse. I’m thinking about Iraq. On Tuesday, Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, was overrun by an al-Qaeda “offshoot,” the […]

Bedlam In Baghdad: Q and A On Iraq With James Phillips

May 26, 2013 by

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By James Carafano Ph.D.~ I sat down with James Phillips, Heritage’s Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, to get his take on the violence in Iraq. Why the sudden spike in violence in Iraq? Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) has made a strong comeback due to the spillover effect of rising sectarian tensions in Syria […]

The News from Iraq (as Usual) is Bad

November 10, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba In the 1960s and throughout the 1970s it seemed that all I read or heard every day was about Vietnam. It dominated the news as its forces took on the colonial French in an effort to liberate the nation. The effort was led by Ho Chi Minh, a man who would have […]