Tag Archives: Iraq War

The Fraud: America and National Defense.

Let me begin with a pronouncement: The Department of Defense is a fraud, and the US military cannot win wars against non-state guerilla fighters who are committed to their cause. Against state enemies, the US military is king. Nobody can blow up cities and smash governments like the US military. When we invaded Iraq, it […]

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Ron Paul: “What Have We Ever Accomplished In Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, as posted at the Ron Paul Institute: We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before […]

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Tales from the Neoconservative Crypt: Lying to Themselves.

I recently posted an article on what I call out as the schizophrenia that lives in the mainstream conservative movement: the plea for a small government domestically, but thumping for a huge and monstrous government internationally. My case in point was the Iraq War, which is still widely beloved and vigorously defended by Bushian Neoconservatives […]

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“New Era of Jihad” – ISIS Declares Islamic State.

The armed militant group ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), which has conquered large areas of Iraq and war-torn Syria, has formally declared the establishment of “The Islamic State”. The announcement was made by Sheikh Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who has had himself declared Caliphate, Amir Al-Mu’minin, which means “Leader of Believers”. As […]

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Ron Paul: “Haven’t We Done Enough Damage in Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, from the Baxter Bulletin: In 2006, I invited the late General Bill Odom to address my Thursday Congressional luncheon group. Gen. Odom, a former NSA director, called the Iraq war “the greatest strategic disaster in American history,” and told the surprised audience that he could not understand why Congress had not […]

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Let the Good Times Roll: Obama Considers Troops in Iraq.

President Obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has reportedly told Congressional leaders he may order approximately 100 US Special Forces members into Iraq, ostensibly to train and aid the conventional Iraqi military force. Presently, the civil war in Iraq pits the Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), comprised of mostly […]

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Neo-Conservatism and Schizophrenia.

There are two groups in American political discourse that annoy me thoroughly: Progressive Liberals, and Neo-Conservatives. I love arguing with these people, but I am still annoyed by them. Between the two of them, I am far more annoyed with Neo-Conservatives. Recent events in Iraq have reminded me of how true this is. The other […]

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To the Bitter End: Civil War Tearing Iraq Apart.

The seminal failure and hellhole known as Iraq has once again degenerated into utter chaos as militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) have overrun vast portions of the country, leaving a violent trail of destruction and strict Sharia law in their wake. Most of eastern Iraq has fallen to […]

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Al Qaeda Conquers Fallujah; Iraq In Worse Shape Than Ever.

Al Qaeda and affiliated militant Islamic groups have seized the Iraqi city of Fallujah after 3 days of chaotic battle with Iraqi government forces. Reportedly, the black flag of Al Qaeda was raised over Iraqi governmental buildings, symbolizing the city’s fall. This is nearly 10 years to the month after Fallujah was first secured by […]

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Ron Paul on Iraq: “What a Disaster”.

The Good Dr. Paul dishes on the current state of Iraq and what the 2003 invasion and ouster of Saddam Hussein has really done to Iraq, the entire Middle-East, and ourselves. October was Iraq’s deadliest month since April, 2008. In those five and a half years, not only has there been no improvement in Iraq’s […]

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