January 9, 2014

A Grim Sequel to Iraq's War

Peter Baker, New York Times

The Associated Press

For two years, President Obama has boasted that he accomplished what his predecessor had not. “I ended the war in Iraq,” he has told audience after audience. But a resurgence by Islamic militants in western Iraq has reminded the world that the war is anything but over.

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The Death of a Mideast Theory
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Iraq Is Still America's Business
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U.S. Won't Ship Iraq Weapons It Needs
Dreazen & Hudson, FP
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