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Category: Iraq war
August 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Iraq: Aid alone won’t stop the slaughter of minorities by the Islamic State

It is unclear to me when The Times editorial board would ever see the need to answer a call for help by an overwhelmed country or religious minority ["Case for Iraq airstrikes has not been made," Opinion, Aug. 8]. Humanitarian aid by the U.S. is certainly commendable but won’t stop this slaughter. Former President…

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June 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Iraq: Military-industrial complex perpetuates war

Again we’re on the verge of throwing money into a never-ending war in Iraq [“US open to talks with Iran over Iraq,” Nation & World, June 16]. How quickly Congress and our president jump when our industrial-military complex leaders say “jump.” After all, how best to keep your job when you continually perpetrate…

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June 14, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Iraq: Wait, don’t do something stupid

“Don’t just stand there, do something stupid.” That seems to be the consensus advice of opinion makers to President Obama [“Obama sets high bar for US military action in Iraq,” Nation & World, June 13]. And, yes, the second comma is missing on purpose. Most of the actions suggested by these opinion-makers are indeed demonstrably stupid….

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September 5, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Brutality rises in Iraq

What have we gained? I’m writing in response to the recent article in The Times, about video proof of violence in Iraq. I’m puzzled. [“Videos show rising brutality in Iraq,” News, Aug. 31.] Let’s recap: The U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003 to ferret out its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and to oust President Saddam Hussein. Hussein…

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April 8, 2013 at 6:33 AM

The cost of war in Iraq, Afghanistan

United States should keep funding development for countries in need Indeed, the costs of foreign wars will keep mounting if the United States doesn’t do more to improve the lives of the poorest people around the world [“Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan could cost up to $6 trillion,” front page, March 31]. In countries suffering from weak institutions…

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