Iraq After Petraeus: The More Things Change …
By John Isaacs
Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker’s defense of the "surge" strategy confirmed the divide in Congress over the Iraq War. While their testimony may have given President Bush some breathing space to avoid making hard decisions on the direction of the war, pending legislation in on Capitol Hill will undoubtedly put Republicans in an uncomfortable situation. Although many voters may be disappointed over the lack of congressional progress regarding the war, they are unlikely to swing back to Republicans if more than 100,000 U.S. troops still remain in the country 14 months from now. Read full story.
The matriarch of the neoconservative Podhoretz clan, and a leading foreign policy hawk and anti-feminist cultural critic for decades, Decter describes Donald Rumsfeld as a "studmuffin."
Stanford’s Hoover Institution is one of the most prominent right-wing think tanks in the country, particularly on economic and foreign policy issues, and has served as a brain trust for the last several Republican administrations.
The former defense secretary and architect of the Iraq War has found a new home at the hawkish Hoover Institution, where he is researching the "ideology of terrorism."
Center for Security Policy
Founded by Frank Gaffney, the CSP has been one of the most vocal proponents of the "war on terror," using its privileged connections to military and government insiders to promote its vision of "peace through strength."
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Diminished Religious Freedom in Iraq
By Khody Akhavi
Though the U.S. presence in Iraq is going on five years, Iraqis’ freedom to worship has diminished, according to a new State Department report. Read full story.
Who Killed Abu Risha?
By Jim Lobe
The Bush administration may have been too quick to pin blame on al-Qaida for the killing of Abu Risha, an important Sunni ally of the Iraqi government who had worked with U.S. authorities. Read full story.
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