Because “Bring It On!” Was Already Taken

Honestly, with the people who run this country, I am really surprised we’re not in more wars, and more people don’t hate our guts. Condi Rice, ladies and gentleman, the woman who would not be Vice President, then would be, then wouldn’t be again. Yes, she has faced a little indecision on...

Cheney Gave the OK on Basra?

The Basra offensive, touted by many Iraq War cheerleaders, was supposed to be a shining moment in our occupation in Iraq. It was supposed to be the moment where the Iraqi government could prove that it operated independently of the US, and could take care of matters on its own. As we would learn, at least...

Muqtada al Sadr and the Difference Between Democracy Promotion and Dignity Promotion

For a while, there was quiet. Not total quiet mind you, not the silence of a tomb, but the relative quiet one hears; the soft ringing in the ears after a cacophony of roadside blasts. This is what Iraq had achieved as of late. The violence had dimmed down to a dull thrum and in the absence of relentless...

There Never Was “Success”

Iraq.  It’s been a long stretch since I’ve written extensively on our occupation in that country, a combination of horse race (one of my primary fields of interest) becoming much more prominent in the public eye and the months-long lull in violence contributing to my dry spell. But it seems as...

Not Quite, Mr. Obey

Even though Rep. David Obey is currently one of my heroes for sticking to his guns on refusing to allow any funding of the Iraq War to continue without significant changes to the overall strategy, it’s still important to call the man out when he’s not exactly right. The error comes when he was...