Iraq
Nov 2017

Purges, peace processes, and land bridges.

“I would happily take a third term of George W. Bush rather than this.”

Oct 2017

We didn’t start this fire

“…cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”

“Misunderstanding.”

Sep 2017

No easy answers on this one

“Sit still!”

“None of the seven wars we’re involved with now has anything to do with 9/11.”

Aug 2017

Tal Afar falls in eight days.

And they’re not the only ones

Jul 2017

Kurds: “We believe 99%” ISIS leader still alive

Ed Morrissey Jul 17, 2017 8:41 PM

Not in Mosul … or in Raqqa either?

“You supported the Iraq war and then when it went bad you opposed it.”

Soldier in Hawaii pledged loyalty to ISIS

John Sexton Jul 10, 2017 9:21 PM

“Kang has been under investigation by the U.S. Army and the FBI for over a year.”

Iraqi PM: We shocked the world in Mosul

Ed Morrissey Jul 10, 2017 4:01 PM

“The world did not imagine that Iraqis could eliminate Daesh.”

Believe it or not, the public doesn’t want to be blown up

“Old Mosul will be their graveyard.”

The big kids’ table

Jun 2017

“Their fictitious state has fallen.”

“We will answer them on the field”

Perhaps if you threw in a new car?

So I take it you’d rather Trump do it himself?

Save the date.

Land bridges and conspiracy theories.

May 2017

Except actions don’t always equal rhetoric.

Making new friends

Uh oh: Knives out for H.R. McMaster?

Allahpundit May 08, 2017 3:31 PM

“[I]n recent weeks, Trump has privately expressed regret for choosing McMaster.”

Apr 2017

“This deal represents the same failed approach of the past that brought us to the current imminent threat we face from North Korea.”

“Assad committed suicide here.”

Tillerson to Russia: Choose between Assad and the US

Ed Morrissey Apr 11, 2017 8:41 AM

“This distinction does not much matter to the dead …”

Jared Kushner in Iraq now? He’s a busy guy…

Jazz Shaw Apr 03, 2017 8:01 AM

Full dance card

Mar 2017

US boosts forces in Syria as fight for Raqqa looms

Ed Morrissey Mar 09, 2017 5:21 PM

Kurds up, Turks down?

Conway: New “travel-ban” EO to drop today

Ed Morrissey Mar 06, 2017 10:41 AM

11-day warning period?

Feb 2017

“What the president decides to say from the House floor will be an early indication of McMaster’s clout within the administration.”

That didn’t work out very well, did it?

Mattis to Iraq: We’ll pay for our oil

Ed Morrissey Feb 20, 2017 10:01 AM

“We’re not in Iraq to seize anybody’s oil.”

“American lives will be saved because of it. Future attacks will be prevented.”

Exceptionalism.

Jan 2017