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August 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Iraq refugees: We need a campaign similar to the Gulf War

The refugee crisis on the Iraqi mountain is literally the tip of the iceberg [“Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq,” Nation & World, Aug. 19]. We have done the absolute minimum to deal with the crisis, just enough to prevent imminent slaughter. the Islamic State was not dealt with by Iraq,…

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Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: iraq, Islamic State, Joe Martin

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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Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: genocide, iraq, ISIS

June 30, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Foreign policy: Republicans need to contribute instead

Republicans seem to have one mission: to thwart President Obama, no matter the issue or his position on it. Columnist Nicholas Kristof is correct in describing foreign policy as a minefield [“Obama’s weakness, or ours?” Opinion, June 26]. Many of the positions or arguments the U.S. used in the past are no longer…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy | Topics: Afghanistan, dick cheney, iraq

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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Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: iraq, Matthew Nadler, military

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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