Youth protests have popped up from time to time–in Turkey, Yemen, and now Beirut and Baghdad–where they are shaking up politics and calling for an end to corrupt governments.
Many GOP presidential hopefuls "wouldn’t rule out U.S. boots on the ground" in Iraq, or Syria for that matter. So if a Republican takes office come 2016 we can almost be guaranteed a return of combat troops to the Middle East.
Thousands gathered in the sweltering heat in downtown Baghdad’s Liberation Square protesting against corruption and lack of electricity—a political crisis underlining the dangers of fossil fuels.
Why do Republicans think that if the U.S. occupied Iraq for longer, Ramadi would have somehow become a U.S. protectorate? The whole debate over “who lost Ramadi” is no debate because Washington never had Ramadi.
Jeb Bush routinely speaks in a fascist manner about launching an attack on Iran. But with there being no trial for anyone guilty of war crimes or crimes against humanity in the Bush administration, does this mean that the lawless and fascistic tradition will continue?
“In killing and maiming unarmed civilians, these defendants acted unreasonably and without justification.” Blackwater contractors were sentenced yesterday for killing 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians and wounding 18 more in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre.
President Obama had aspirations to get the U.S. out of Afghanistan and Iraq, but he has failed so far at living up to the expectations he has promised. We will hopefully see some more positive changes this year.