On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart announced the prize for victor of the Iraq War, and the nominees were Iraq, the United States, and Daniel Day-Lewis. But the winner wasn't even nominated. It was China, for its oil.
Crusty old reporters like to complain that the Internet, Twitter, memes, GIFs, and whatever are ruining journalism and America. But when you look back at, say, the invasion of Iraq, it's hard not to think the country could have benefitted from a little mass mockery to puncture the madness.
The South Carolina senator called for U.S. troops to secure weapons of mass destruction sites in Syria on Tuesday, the eve of the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion he supported.
The Iraq War did not go as planned — not for Iraq, not for the United States, and not for the careers of the people who told us it'd be such a great idea to go. Let's catch up with the folks who brought us there a decade ago today.
As the Republican party continues to re-evaluate itself this week, Rove's role is looking increasingly dangerous when you compare his predictions to the facts on gay marriage, the Iraq war, the 2012 election, and more.
The 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War this Wednesday may be the last opportunity for reflection, told-you-sos, revisionism, and apologies — a flood of which have been released over the past few days. With one notable exception: The news media has been largely silent on the role it played.
Halving the number of troops deployed is certainly welcome news for the military — but tonight's State of the Union promise won't resolve the much thornier question of how, and when, to fully extract ourselves from Afghanistan.
Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing to become the next Secretary of Defense did not go well, but if he fails to get the job, it won't be because of some deeply held foreign-policy principle. And the best evidence rests with one man: John McCain.
The first solider to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has been live-tweeting his recovery from a Baltimore hospital room. Here's what we know about him so far — aside from the fact that he is, you know, amazing.
In a Friday memo that trumps all other Friday memos, President Obama has told Congress that there are still threats in Iraq and has renewed the executive order of "national emergency with respect to Iraq for one more year."
Two polls show the 2012 election campaign in a curious moment: the candidates are talking about one thing few voters noticed -- who's more like an Etch A Sketch -- and not talking about one thing voters are upset about, the Afghanistan war. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
The New York Times Magazine's Matt Bai has a new story featuring an in depth interview with Scott Ritter, the U.N. weapons inspector who loudly questioned our reasons for entering the Iraq War and who was later convicted in an underage sex sting.
Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the only Marine convicted of a crime for his role in the killing of two dozen civilians in Iraq in 2005, will not go to jail after a plea deal dropped all of the most serious charges against him.
Marines lowered the American flag in Baghdad today, symbolically marking the end of the United State's military intervention in Iraq.
To mark the official, for-real-this-time end of the war in Iraq, President Obama delivered a speech at Fort Bragg, N.C. today in front of thousands of troops.
Eight years into a grueling, dispiriting conflict that has torn a nation asunder, with countrymen attacking countrymen as traitors, the end seems almost incomprehensible.
He seems to have skipped out on a decade's worth of controversial debate over the Iraq war
Nevertheless, the Coalition Provisional Authority was pretty annoyed
Peter Van Buren says he's being punished for linking to a WikiLeaks document
The U.S. is slashing troop levels in both countries
The security situation for Iraqis is still perilous
Their catfight reminds voters of President Bush
New book reveals how Bush leaned on him for decision to bomb Saddam Hussein
Addresses former fighters saying they're "able to see us but we were not able to see you"
Did the Bush White House go after a blogger critical of the Iraq War
The notorious private contractor is still in the market for government contracts
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