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September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Fight against the Islamic State: Other countries are smart to not become involved

Do you hear the countries of Japan, India and China’s mentioned in all this talk about the Middle East, when it comes to eradicating the world of the Islamic State ["Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq," Nation & World, Sept. 15]? While our money and time is spent on this unattainable goal, they’re…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Barb Kelley, iraq, Islamic State

September 16, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Middle East: Build democratic civil society to prevent war

So now we have emerging plans to bomb Syria and Iraq, in an effort to blunt the power of the Islamic State. This is madness once again. How much worse do things have to get, for us to realize just how horrendous the effects are of our past military actions — and multiple wars — in that area…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: Denny Duffell, iraq, Islamic State

September 13, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Response to Islamic State: Rely on humanitarian solutions instead

President Obama spoke this week of what he believes to be a viable strategy to eliminate the Islamic State, but for me his speech raised more questions than solutions. I remain skeptical and concerned about our rush back to war in Iraq [“President Obama is the man with a plan for Islamic State,”…


Comments | More in Middle East | Topics: iraq, Islamic State, middle east

September 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Iraq: Killing an ideology is nearly impossible

As we prepare yet again for military intervention in Iraq, it’s clear we have not matured as a result of our previous experiences and are about to step into another mess. U.S. foreign policy since World War II has often failed to accomplish its objectives. The so-called War on Terror has failed, as terrorism is a tactic used by individuals…


Comments | More in Iraq war | Topics: iraq, Islamic State, John Kosterman

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,…


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…


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