Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Something to Think About . . .


Recommended Off-site Links:
Why Take the Neocons Seriously? – Robert Parry (Consortium News, June 15, 2014).
Are Our Memories Really So Short? – Steve Benen (MSNBC, June 16, 2014).
Debating Iraq in 2014: Wrong All Over Again – Peter Hart (FAIR via Common Dreams, June 16, 2014).
How Iraq’s Crisis Got Started, and How it Didn’t – Bob Dreyfuss (The Nation, June 13, 2014).
On Iraq, Let’s Ignore Those Who Got It All Wrong – Paul Waldman (The Washington Post via Common Dreams, June 14, 2014).
Neocons’ Stunning Iraq Revisionism: Why They’re Still Divorced from Reality – Eric Alterman (Salon, June 20, 2014).
The Almighty Mess in Iraq (Courtesy of Bush & Cheney) – Eric Margolis ( via Common Dreams, June 15, 2014).
Sorry, George W. Bush, But This Whole Mess is Still Your Fault – Paul Rosenberg (Salon, June 16, 2014).
Up Close and Personal With George W. Bush’s Horrifying Legacy – Robert Scheer (TruthDig, June 18, 2014).
Bush's Toxic Legacy in Iraq – Peter Bergen (CNN, June 16, 2014).
Why Bush and Blair Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes – César Chelala (Common Dreams, June 18, 2014).
Harry Reid: "Being on the Wrong Side of Dick Cheney is Being on the Right Side of History" – Igor Bobic (The Huffington Post, June 18, 2014).
Maybe Listening to Dick Cheney on Iraq Isn’t a Good Idea – Paul Waldman (The Washington Post, June 18, 2014).
Fox News' Megyn Kelly Grills Dick Cheney: "History Has Proven that You Got It Wrong in Iraq" – Dylan Stableford (Yahoo! News, June 19, 2014).
Remember When Paul Wolfowitz Said Not to Worry About Sectarian Violence in Iraq? – David Corn (Mother Jones, June 17, 2014).
Paul Wolfowitz Despicably Reprising Old Lies on Iraq – Heather Digby Parton (Salon, June 18, 2014).
'Drawn Back Into War' in Iraq – Peter Hart (FAIR, June 18, 2014).
The Seven People Who Need to STFU on Iraq Right Now – David Ferguson (The Raw Story, June 13, 2014).

Additional Links on the Crisis in Iraq:
The Crisis in Iraq and the Threat of Wider War – Dexter Filkins (The New Yorker, June 23, 2014).
On Recent Events in Mosul and Other Cities in Iraq – Falah Alwan (Jadaliyya via Common Dreams, June 16, 2014).
The Western-Imposed Partition of the Middle East Is Dead – Robert Fisk (The Independent via Common Dreams, June 15, 2014).
Christiane Amanpour: This Might Be the "End of Iraq as We Know It"The Takeaway (June 16, 2014).
Who Are Iraq's Sunni Arabs and What Did We Do to Them? – Juan Cole (Informed Comment, June 18, 2014).
The United States' Tragic Role in Iraq – Stephen Zunes (The Progressive, June 16, 2014).
Report from Iraq: U.S. Invasion in 2003 Helped Set Path for Crisis Pulling Nation ApartDemocracy Now! (June 13, 2014).
An Iraqi Perspective: How America’s Destruction of Iraqi Society Led to Today’s Chaos – Raed Jarrar (, June 20, 2014).
Iraq and the Destructive Sham Called the 'War on Terror' – Shamus Cooke (Common Dreams, June 14, 2014).
Militants Lay Siege to Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery – Qassim Abdul-Zahra (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, June 18, 2014).
Iraq and Syria: Two Arab Countries Fall ApartThe Economist (June 14, 2014).
Will Iraq or Syria Survive? UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sectarian War and the Disastrous 2003 U.S. InvasionDemocracy Now! (June 18, 2014).

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