Iraq War

UN: Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq Reaches 'Level 3 Emergency'

UN: Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq Reaches 'Level 3 Emergency'
The U.N. on Wednesday called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been trapped in a desert mountain by the advance of Islamic militants across the north of the country. The declaration of a "Level 3 Emergency" will trigger additional goods, funds and assets to respond to the needs of those displaced, said U.N. special representative Nickolay Mladenov, who pointed to the "scale and complexity of the current humanitarian catastrophe."
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Vivian Salama and Sameer N. Yacoub
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War Drum Loops: Fox News Says Learning from the Past 'Not Helpful' in Deciding Iraq's Present

War Drum Loops: Fox News Says Learning from the Past 'Not Helpful' in Deciding Iraq's Present
Judith Miller, who now has a gig at Fox News, and her co-workers agree that it is absolutely "not helpful" to learn from the past when it comes to Iraq. Rupert Murdoch's American mouthpiece says the media is being unfair to those who were wrong about Iraq years ago, and that we should listen to them now.
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Here Come the Clowns: Designers of Iraq War Debacle Have New Ideas!

Here Come the Clowns: Designers of Iraq War Debacle Have New Ideas!
Let's take a look at the killer clown car full of all the war hawks — Paul Wolfowitz, Bill Kristol, Tony Blair, etc. — who got Iraq completely wrong. They are sure to have some ahhhhmazing insight into why a third Iraq War is needed for the region.
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First Lady Announces New Website to Help Veterans Find Jobs

First Lady Announces New Website to Help Veterans Find Jobs
Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents. Unemployment among veterans who have served since September 2001 stood at 9 percent in 2013, about 1.6 percentage points higher than the overall civilian population.
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Jim Kuhnhenn
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Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!

Obama to Russia: Our Illegal Invasions Nicer Than Your Illegal Invasion!
This is what happens when you don't have an open and honest reckoning with the mistakes of history. This is what happens when the whole world knows the mistakes that were made, and how it impacts the future.
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Obama Close to OK'ing Expired Visas for Iraqis that Helped US During War

Obama Close to OK'ing Expired Visas for Iraqis that Helped US During War
A special visa for Iraqis that helped the US during the Iraq war expired earlier this week, but has been fast tracked so that the tens of thousands already here won't suffer any repercussions.
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Obama Requests Immunity for War Criminal George W. Bush

Obama Requests Immunity for War Criminal George W. Bush
Obama's DOJ has requested that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted immunity in a case that is alleging that they violated international law with the Iraq War. This is after an Iraqi woman filed a complaint in federal court where she alleged that the planning of the Iraq War constituted a "crime of aggression against Iraq."
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Forget Carlos Danger: The Real Problems With Anthony Weiner

Forget Carlos Danger: The Real Problems With Anthony Weiner
John Fugelsang joins the show to discuss Anthony Weiner's latest "Carlos Danger" scandal and how the real problems with Anthony Weiner are things like Anthony Weiner's record on Iraq and Palestine. There are also jokes about pulling out...of the race for NYC's mayor.
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Four Lessons from the Iraq War US Leaders Still Need to Learn

Four Lessons from the Iraq War US Leaders Still Need to Learn
10 years after invading Iraq, President Obama addressed the issue of violence at home in his State of the Union, but it seems that we’re already forgetting some of the lessons we - and the Iraqi people - paid so dearly to learn.
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Looking Back: Political Cartoonists on the Invasion of Iraq

Looking Back: Political Cartoonists on the Invasion of Iraq
Ten years ago this week, the United States took it upon itself to invade a country based on the idea it was hiding weapons of mass destruction. Too bad we didn't heed the advice of the nation's top political cartoonists at the time, who were solidly against the war.
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