Iraq

Reader Input: Middle East must be of help

Let me understand. Certain members of Congress (re: Barbara Lee and others) think that we ought to wait for congressional approval to commit forces for air strikes in Iraq and Syri ...

Reader Input: Stop ISIS cancer from spreading

It seems our president may be dragged by the foot into Syria. Realty trumps a failed foreign policy — a policy in which bad guys flourish. Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein stated th ...

Reader Input: Watching while world crumbles

When released from U.S. custody in Camp Bucca, Iraq in 2009, future ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi warned commanding officer Lt. Col. Kenneth King: “I’ll see you guys ...

Reader input: Prosecute illegal gov’t actions

The U.S. again contemplates its involvement in Iraqi sectarian issues; it is in my opinion an appropriate time to re-visit the prospect of charging members of the (W) Bush administ ...

Reader Input: We may come full circle in Iraq

The mess that’s Iraq today began when the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by World War I. What was, was no more, and much of the Middle East was up for grabs. For their share o ...

Reader Input: US must act against ISIS

There are two lessons we should have learned: 1. Stay out of others’ internal affairs when they do not threaten us. 2. When threatened, action must be timely and decisive ...

Reader Input: What to do about Iraq?

What to do in Iraq? If you’re a Republican or tea partyer, you can blame President Barack Obama. If you’re a realist and follow what’s going on, you know that the ...

Another View: We must lead by example, not by force

There seems to be a bit of ignorance (and I use that word with all due respect) for the constitutional function of the federal government. One of the few required functions of th ...

Reader Input: US must stay out of Iraq

The U.S. needs to stay out of Iraq. No more troops and no more money! Let them fight it out amongst themselves. Unless America is attacked, it needs to stay out. We need to stop ...

Reader Input: Let factions fight it out

The U.S. is not so much pulling out of Iraq as getting kicked out by leader al-Maliki who refused to sign the Status of Forces Agreement in 2011. He can’t appear to be pro- ...