Features related to iraq war

A girl whose mother was killed in a U.S. military raid cries as she is consoled by a relative in front of her house in Kut, 160 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
July 26, 2014 | Perspectives

It’s a moral imperative that we get past the sanitized versions of the two Iraq wars and grapple with the true consequences of our militarism. Continue reading

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter flies as the sun sets over the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006. A Marine died Monday from wounds sustained from enemy action in Iraq's western Anbar province, which brought to 61 the number of American military personnel killed in Iraq in December. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
July 14, 2014 | Perspectives

By many measures, the US may be the wealthiest, most powerful nation, but its ability to accomplish anything, no less achieve national or imperial success, has shrunk drastically. Continue reading

Oil wells on fire in southern Iraq as British Tanks drive past, March 23, 2003. (Press Association via AP Images)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

Global conflicts are increasingly fueled by the desire for oil and natural gas — and the funds they generate. Continue reading

Capt. George Morris, commander of B Company, 2-502 Infantry, and his soldiers hit the ground running in the opening salvo of Operation “Patriot Strike.” The soldiers detained ten suspected al-Qaeda conspirators and seized weapons and bomb-making supplies. Ubaydi, Iraq December 29, 2007
July 2, 2014 | Blog

Veteran photojournalist Michael Kamber has put together a photographic and oral history of the Iraq War to document photojournalism in the war. Continue reading

President George W. Bush speaks to US troops, Nov. 27, 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 27, 2014 | Blog

In 935 Lies, Lewis details the carefully orchestrated campaign of untruths about Iraq waged by the Bush administration that galvanized public opinion and led us to war. Continue reading

Col. T.E. Lawrence,, shown Oct. 3, 1928. (AP Photo)
June 27, 2014 | Perspectives

Then and now, Lawrence’s understanding of the ancient and potent jealousies of the people among whom he had lived and fought in the Middle East has generally been ignored. Continue reading

Josh Earnest White House Press Briefing
June 27, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war. Continue reading

Iraq War Card, Searchable database of false statements
June 26, 2014 | Blog

A new interactive database lists the 935 false statements made by top Bush administration officials in the run up to the Iraqi war. Who leads the pack? Continue reading

Josh Earnest White House Press Briefing
June 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Investigative journalist Charles Lewis joins Bill this week to talk about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war. Watch the full show » Continue reading

Oil wells on fire in southern Iraq as British Tanks drive past, March 23, 2003. (Press Association via AP Images)
June 25, 2014 | Perspectives

The insurgents are not only in a struggle against what they see as oppression by a largely Shiite government in Baghdad and its security forces, but also over who will control and benefit from the nation’s oil. Continue reading

Bill Moyers, photo by Dale Robbins
June 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Should we really be listening to Washington’s “armchair warriors” who were wrong before, during and after the Iraq war — and never admitted their wrongdoing? Continue reading

President George W. Bush makes remarks on Iraq (Jan 2008)
June 22, 2014 | Perspectives

More than two trillion dollars later — without figuring in post-war costs still to come — Iraq is a catastrophe. And the cost of the war for Iraqis is beyond calculation. Continue reading

President Bush, center, pauses during remarks about the Middle East at the State Department on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Washington. From left is Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Andrew Bacevich asserts that the “impoverished state of US foreign-policy discourse is laid bare” in a recent New Republic essay by historian Robert Kagan lauded by some as “brilliant.” Continue reading

June 20, 2014 | Blog

In the US, most of the analysis of what’s happening in Iraq comes to us from Americans. We asked an Iraqi expat for his view. Continue reading

(Top left-clockwise) Paul Bremer; Bill O'Reilly with Charles Krauthammer; Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol.
June 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Historian and Essayist Eric Alterman on how pundits use the press to keep peddling the same propaganda. Continue reading

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