Tag: Iraq

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Tehran preparing again to attack Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty

Guest column by Prof. Raymond Tanter, former member, U.S. National Security Council Staff, and Col. (Ret.) Wes Martin, former antiterrorism/force protection for Coalition Forces, Iraq.


donald trump

Trump backs off Iraq charge: Admits he favored the war

Alas, Donald Trump has backed off from his charge that the Bush administration lied the country into war against Iraq.


donald trump

Bush, 9/11, and Iraq: Trump gets it right

Donald Trump is adding value to the presidential campaign by calling former President George W. Bush to account for 9/11 and the Iraq war.


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Alon Ben-Meir: Iraqi Sunni state is prerequisite to defeating ISIS

One of the main prerequisites to defeating ISIS in Iraq and stabilizing the country is the establishment of an independent Sunni Iraqi state.


bernie sanders

‘Defend This Nation’ ad spotlights Bernie Sanders foreign policy

A new 30-second TV spot from the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders puts the focus on foreign policy.


hillary clinton

Hillary Clinton: Least fit of all

Hillary Clinton is especially unfit to be president. No one who has done what she has done as a government official should be rewarded with power.


donald trump

Is U.S. better off for Iraq? Trump, surprisingly, is the voice of Republican reason

Going head on at a question about the fallout from the Iraq war would seem to be as fun for a Republican on a live TV debate as a root canal.


congress

Trump didn’t vote to kill 1 million Muslims in Iraq: Hillary did

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing out that the U.S. media is acting as though Donald Trump just invented bigotry this week.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine reiterates call for Congress to authorize military action against ISIL

In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Jeff Flake, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor today to renew their call for Congress to debate and vote on an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL.


newspaper

Offended by the truth

Actor Adrien Grenier of the TV series Entourage has been caught up in quite a storm over a tweet he sent out on the recent anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


environment

Iran: A bad deal?

If you’re a Republican, you’re supposed to think without reflection that the Iran deal is a bad deal, because. And of course if you’re a Democrat, it’s a good deal, automatically, you know, because.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine leads congressional delegation to Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, arrived today in Amman, Jordan after spending three days in Kuwait and Iraq.


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Sen. Tim Kaine on Speaker Boehner comments on use of military force against ISIS

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today after Speaker Boehner called on President Obama to “start over”and send a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS to Congress.


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Tim Kaine statement on meeting with Iraqi prime minister

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement Wednesday.


Why does anybody pay any attention anymore to Dick Cheney?

Dick Cheney, as shadow president, lied us into a war that set America back for a generation, so he’s as qualified as anybody to speak on bad presidents.


Iraq war protests planned for 12th anniversary

Four days of anti-war and pro-peace events are planned in Washington, D.C., marking the 12-year point since the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.


CIA tried to give Iraq nuclear plans, just like Iran

If you’ve followed the trials of James Risen and Jeffrey Sterling, or read Risen’s book State of War, you are aware that the CIA gave Iran blueprints and a diagram and a parts list for the key component of a nuclear bomb.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.


tim kaine

Tim Kaine invites Botetourt County educator as guest to State of the Union

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announced that his guest at Tuesday’s Presidential State of the Union Address will be Lisa Barnett, Coordinator for Career and Technical Education for Botetourt County Public Schools.


president obama

President Obama on the end of combat mission in Afghanistan

Statement by President Obama on Sunday on the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: A vision for national defense

Today, we face serious vacuums in our national defense: a lack of strategy, repeated budget cuts, sequestration, and miscalculated defense decisions.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

When a university group from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region traveled to study at Virginia Tech this past summer, their home was at peace.


tim kaine

Use of force against ISIL provisions pass Senate Foreign Relations Committee

An Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIL, including key limitations on ground troops and duration advocated by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, cleared the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.


tim kaine

Kaine statement on Senate committee move to debate, vote on ISIL response

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez’s decision to hold a hearing on the U.S. mission against ISIL next Monday.


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Kaine calls on Congress to debate, vote on ISIL mission before adjournment

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine reiterated his months-long call for Congress to debate and vote on U.S. military action against ISIL – a mission that has gone on since August without congressional authorization.