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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Does Jim Webb have a shot at presidential nomination?

Jim Webb became the first contender to formally throw his hat into the ring for 2016 this week, announcing the formation of an exploratory committee that jumpstarts his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt statement on Financial Services hearing on terrorist financing

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after attending a hearing held by the Financial Service Committee entitled, “Terrorist Financing and the Islamic State.”


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


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Tim Kaine on President Obama request for military force authorization on ISIL

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released a statement on the President’s comments on ISIL.


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Tim Kaine concludes trip to India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King have returned from a nine-day visit across the Middle East and South Asia that included stops in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Qatar.


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Tim Kaine, Angus King meet with leaders in Qatar

Capping a nine-day visit across the region that included stops in India,Afghanistan, and Pakistan, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King traveled to Qatar, where they met with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani and visited Al Udeid Air Base.


Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.


robert hurt

Robert Hurt: The House continues to fight for jobs

Throughout the 113th Congress, the House of Representatives has maintained a laser focus on the policies that will create the conditions needed for more robust job growth.


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Bob Goodlatte: Confronting the ISIL threat

The rapid expansion of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) not only poses a serious threat to a region that is no stranger to turmoil, but also to every nation, including the United States, that rejects their brutality and extreme ideology.


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Tim Kaine statement on Senate passage of interim spending bill

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after the Senate passed a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11, 2014 by a vote of 78-22.


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Robert Hurt votes no on President Obama’s proposal to train Syrian rebels

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting against an amendment that would authorize training and arming Syrian rebels.


tim kaine

Sen. Kaine introduces authorization of military force against ISIL

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, will introduce a narrow and specific authorization for use of military force against ISIL.


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Robert Hurt: We must work together to combat the threat of ISIL

On Wednesday, the President addressed our nation regarding the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


Robert Sarvis calls for congressional authorization on ISIS

Following President Barack Obama’s televised address regarding military action against ISIS, Robert Sarvis, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement.