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U.S. Saw Islamic State Coming, Let It Take Ramadi
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Islamic State, Iraq, Ramadi, Muslims, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, lies, military, propaganda, usa, war )

Gillian
- 907 days ago - bloombergview.com
U.S. intelligence and military officials told me recently, on the condition of anonymity, that the U.S. had significant intelligence about the pending Islamic State offensive in Ramadi. For the U.S. military, it was an open secret even at the time.
Bernie Sanders on Maddow   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, candidates, constitution, democrats, elections, GoodNews, government, iraq, republicans )

Fiona
- 915 days ago - youtube.com
Maddow interviews Bernie Sanders. If you want to know more about the character of Bernie Sanders, look at the video on my profile page. Thank you for comments, please forward.
Why Are GOP Presidential Hopefuls Still Buying Dick Cheney's Biggest Lie?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Bush Administration, Iraq, dishonesty, lies, Dick Cheney, ethics, corruption, government, news, media, republicans, elections, candidates, cover-up, crime, war )

Carrie
- 919 days ago - rawstory.com
Reporters are perpetuating one of the greatest falsehoods in history. The real question should be: "Given what we knew then..." Bush hawks knew there was no good intelligence establishing that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Wrong About Iraq - Wrong About Iran   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iran, Iraq, peace talks, Tehran )

Dandelion
- 957 days ago - youtube.com
The framework agreement the U.S. and its international partners reached with Iran that blocks Tehrans pathways to building a nuclear bomb is barely a week old and yet the usual suspects have already denounced it as a bad deal. Sound Familiar?
The Top Laughably Wrong Military and Veterans Talking Points From GOP Candidates
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iran, Iraq, ISIS/ISIL, Obama, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, lies, government fear mongering, ethics, politics, republicans, candidates, news, propaganda, elections, freedoms, government, military )

Carrie
- 971 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
This past week Ted Cruz tossed his hat into the presidential race. If you eventually got past TedCruz.com, which supports President Obama, and TedCruzForAmerica.com, which takes you to the Obamacare website, and even TedCruz.ca, which points out ...
Iran Is 'Taking Over Iraq' and Obama Must Put Boots on the Ground Against Isil, Warns Saudi Arabia
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iran, Iraq, takeover, Barack Obama, Saudi Arabia )

Beatrice
- 991 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Saudi Arabia became the second key American ally in the Middle East to demand President Barack Obama change tack towards Iran on Thursday, as it called for US-led coalition "boots on the ground" to fight Isil. Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, military, Iraq, Syria, ethics, government, war, politics )

Carrie
- 1010 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Congress should prohibit the use of U.S. ground combat forces for offensive operations in Iraq or Syria, permitting only narrow exceptions like rescue of U.S. personnel.
Jeb Bush Won't Talk About Wars His Brother Started
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, election 2016, Jeb Bush, GW Bush, wars, Afghanistan, Iraq, government, ethics, politics, news, dishonesty, republicans, democrats )

Carrie
- 1013 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
"I won't talk about the past," Bush said at a Friday press conference when asked how he would have handled the conflicts differently, according to The Washington Post. "I'll talk about the future.
US Invasion of Iraq Helped Create ISIS - Former UN Chief
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US invasion, iraq, ISIS, UN Chief, UN Secretary, KOfi Annan, militant group, government, military, politics, terrorism, troops, u.s., usa, war )

Lone
- 1017 days ago - rt.com
Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, said the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped to create the Islamist State militant group.
Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Blackwater, Iraq, Erik Prince, Blackwater guilty verdicts )

Judy
- 1127 days ago - firstlook.org
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
We're Doing Almost Nothing To Protect Local Translators In Iraq And Afghanistan ~ VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, Afghanistan, Iraq, translators, interpreters, military, immigration red tape, protection, government, ethics, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 1130 days ago - digg.com
Translators who have aided the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
Would the Founders Put a Stop to War Without End?   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS, USA Founders, Thom Hartmann, Democracy, Iraq, Syria, Ancient Rome, War Without End )

Dandelion
- 1148 days ago - youtube.com
Excellent video given by Thom Hartmann. Where are you Congress?
Iraq PM Says Foreign Ground Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, U.S., military, troops, terrorism, ISIS, government, politics, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1163 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."
The Speech Obama Didn't Want to Give
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIL, Iraq, Syria, Americans, US, Obama, speech, troops, military, government, ethics, war, terrorism )

Carrie
- 1169 days ago - politico.com
This was the speech President Barack Obama never thought he'd have to give. Standing in front of the cameras in prime-time, Obama -- the man who won the White House in part due to his opposition to the Iraq War -- prepared the country to get even more...
Isis: Obama Looks for Support as He Finalises Plans for Air Offensive
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, ISIS, air strikes, Iraq, Syria, politics, government, terrorism, news, military )

Carrie
- 1172 days ago - theguardian.com
The White House was on Monday finalising its plan for a sustained confrontation against Islamic State (Isis) militants, which could involve extending air strikes in Iraq to the jihadist group's strongholds in Syria.

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