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Iraq Descends into Chaos

June 14, 2014

Iraq is descending into chaos as a terrorist militant group called ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant) has seized the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul, and have stampeded across Anbar province to within 50 miles of Baghdad. A number of factors are in play:  the fact that the US never renewed the SOFA [...]

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Leaving Iraq by 2011

November 16, 2008

An agreement was reached in committee yesterday which spells out a timetable for US withdrawal from Iraq.  The draft will be voted on tomorrow in a special session of the Iraqi Parliament.  A new Status of Forces Agreement is necessary since our UN mandate to be in Iraq expires by the end of the year (some [...]

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Petraeus: Iraq “Spiraling Upwards”

September 3, 2008

David Petraeus indicated today that a pullout of MNF (Multi-National Forces) around the Baghdad area is probably possible by next summer due to conditions on the ground.  He also said that the area is “‘spiraling upwards’ towards normal conditions” and “it gives Iraq new hope.”  What great news from a straight-shooter and American hero who’s shown [...]

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