Rubio Explains the Nuances of Our Iraq Policy

It’s not nation-building. We are assisting them in building their nation.

— Sen. Marco Rubio, quoted by Business Insider, on his vision for Iraq.

Bush’s CIA Briefer: Cheney and Bush Lied about Iraq Nukes
Republicans insist that the Bush-Cheney administration relied on faulty intel instead - because incompetence may be excusable but starting a war based on lies is a war crime

Why did George Bush and Dick Cheney invade Iraq? Their foundational rationale for the invasion was to prevent Saddam Hussein from using nuclear weapons they claimed he had. Based on what we know now, of course, those claims were either lies or they were based on faulty intelligence. Republicans are desperate to assert it was […]

Even the Tea Party Disagrees with Jeb That Invading Iraq Was Worth It
Pelosi: Netanyahu’s Address was Condescending

I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech — saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States… and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation.

— House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by The Hill, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress.

Kerry Criticizes Netanyahu Over Iraq Stance

The prime minister was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush. We all know what happened with that decision.

— Secretary of State John Kerry, quoted by TPM, on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism of a hypothetical deal with Iran as a threat to Israel.

Invade, Leave, Repeat

We got out, but now we’ve got to go back,
‘Cause their soldiers just don’t have the knack.
At the sight of a gun
They turn tail and run,
So we’re back — on the attack — in Iraq.

Why Did Fox Allow Spokesanchor Megyn Kelly to Attack Dick Cheney on Iraq?

Here’s one for the Kremlin watchers. Why did Fox News Pres. Roger Ailes decide to go after Dick Cheney’s record of deception and ineptitude about the invasion of Iraq? Sources say that daily talking points are largely determined by Ailes and delivered by his minions in morning meetings to Foxbots like Megyn Kelly. During an […]

Encyclopedia of Iraqi War Heroes Just Shrank Again

30,000

Number of of Iraqi soldiers — two divisions — Iraqi officials told the Guardian simply turned and ran in the face of the assault by an insurgent force of just 800 fighters.

Look Over There!

The Saudis and Israelis are crying that it’s unfair,
We’re letting the Iraqis off easy, they despair.
“But don’t you see?”
The Dems say with glee —
“It’s taken the world’s attention away from Obamacare.”

Nine Years Ago Today – Bush Announces Invasion of Iraq

On March 19, 2003, George W. Bush announced that he had ordered the invasion of Iraq, an action later revealed to be based on either the biggest deception or the most egregious incompetence (take your pick) in the history of U.S. military engagement — a disgrace to the nation or a war crime (again, choose […]