The Sunni Muslim extremists’ appetite for destruction of priceless historical sites and artifacts may be checked, however — by their hunger for the lucrative spoils of the black-market antiquities trade.
Hillary Clinton on Saturday hit back at comments from Jeb Bush that President Obama’s policies on Iraq created instability that led to the rise of the Islamic State militant group.
Larry Wilmore looked at Jeb Bush’s recent speech on Iraq — in which he blamed Hillary Clinton and President Obama for the problems there.
At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad’s Sadr City.
Larry Wilmore examined the news story telling Bill Cosby’s strategy to fight the rape scandal in the court of public opinion — such as his lawyer arguing that Cosby’s court deposition should never have been revealed.
As he seeks support for the new international deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Obama is seeking comparisons with Reagan and Nixon.
Many on the American right have often preferred war, including the utterly insane risk of nuclear war, to dealing with our enemies.
In his book The Great War of Our Time, former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole.
“This is opening the door to future presidents making war without any reliance on congressional authorization.”
Jon’s message: Ultimately, trying to stop these people from doomed foreign policy adventures, or to find all the contradictions in their logic and basic understanding of history, is probably futile. But we must never stop trying, anyway.
The plan marks a deepening U.S. commitment to its nearly yearlong fight against ISIS, which has gained new ground through military victories in recent weeks.
Larry Wilmore could only ask of Don Rumsfeld: You do realize that all your past comments ridiculing any doubts about the Iraq War are on tape, right?
Jeb Bush’s last name comes with advantages that are difficult to overstate. In a presidential race, he gets, among other things, instant name recognition and a built-in fundraising apparatus from his father and brother. Those assets alone explain why a man who hasn’t won an election in more than a decade is nonetheless considered a […]
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is clearly laying out his platform for 2016, based on all his national security wisdom: Go right back into Iraq! And if you don’t don’t like — well, he’s got an answer for that, too.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi had complained at a security conference in Paris that the global response had been inadequate at a time when the extremists were seizing territory in Iraq and neighboring Syria.
Living under the Islamic State has its benefits for many Iraqis, although they live in a culture of fear, propaganda and totalitarianism.