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Baffling: Bush Admin Covers Up WMDs in Iraq

October 17, 2014

The old WMD story has recently resurfaced and if what I’ve read is true, I’m beyond outraged. The back story:  Back in 2006 the Pentagon feared that the insurgents (particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, now ISIS) would use remnants of Saddam’s chemical weapon stockpile against US troops particularly for use in IEDs. Of course, that [...]

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Back in Iraq

August 10, 2014

Iraq is a mess. Unfortunately that line could have been described Iraq at any time since 1980.  Like Tito in Yugoslavia, Saddam was able to keep all the various factions in line, usually with brute force.  Remove Saddam from the mix and without proper planning and support, a mess could ensue.  And it did. After [...]

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The Iraq War 10 Years Later

March 20, 2013

On March 20, 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom began.  The United States and Coalition forces sought to remove Saddam Hussein from power for (among other things) being in material breech of UN Security Council Resolution 1441.  Twenty-one days later Baghdad was taken and the regime was on the run.  Approximately eight years, eight months and three [...]

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Petraeus Redux

June 24, 2010

As to be expected, General Stanley McChrystal was sacked yesterday as the commanding general in Afghanistan.  In his place, President Obama named Centcom Commander General David Petraeus to replace McChrystal. Petraeus is the COIN (counter insurgency) guru who was the mastermind behind the Baghdad Security Plan, better known as the Surge, in Iraq which is [...]

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