October 31, 2011

A Complicated Close for U.S. in Iraq

John Burns, At War

AP Photo

History will render its own judgment on the ways that America’s war was brought to an end, and those negatives, incontrovertible as they seem now, may in time be weighed against other factors still in the balance, including the price to be paid for pulling out in terms of the consequences for Iraq’s tortured course to a post-Saddam Hussein political settlement.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Saddam Hussein, United States, Iraq

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 13, 2012
Prolonging the Tyrant Tax in Iraq
George Jonas, National Post
Saddam was pulled from his hole in the ground on Dec. 13, 2003. The coalition's human cost was about 600 lives. President Bush could have declared victory and sailed home the next day. Instead, he had America spend another... more ››
May 17, 2012
A Pundit's Rosy View of the Pax Americana
Andrew Bacevich, Harper's
Time and again - from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the events of 9/11 to the onset of the Arab Spring - events have caught the experts, whether in government or on the outside, completely by surprise. Business owners... more ››
May 16, 2012
The Risks of a Syria Spillover
Andrew Exum, World Politics Review
Over the past week, we have seen the first real case of sectarian violence spilling over from Syria into neighboring Lebanon. In clashes in and around the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, at least five people have been killed... more ››
May 7, 2012
Gulf States Can Pull Iraq Out of Iran's Orbit
Hassan Hassan, The National
In a recent talk in Bahrain about national security in the GCC, Dubai's police chief, Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan, listed Iraq's subordination to Iran as one of the top five potential security threats to the Gulf. more ››