Sarah Lazare, staff writer
As Iraqi government forces and Shia militias wage the largest counter-offensive yet against the ISIS-held city of Tikrit, the United States is publicly distancing itself from the attack, in a move that analysts say underscores the confusion—and tragedy—of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Launched Monday, the attack is the third Iraqi government...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Under Secretary of Defense Christine Wormuth testifies to the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (Photo: House Armed Services Committee/Public Domain)
Another high-ranking Obama administration official confirmed on Tuesday that...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Iraqi military, backed by Shia militias, launched a large-scale offensive...


Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.