Iraq

  • Many of the same pundits who championed the invasion of Iraq are attempting to scuttle negotiations with Iran by portraying that nation’s nuclear program as an imminent threat and arguing that a diplomatic deal with the “untrustworthy” regime is impossible.

    November 22, 2013 - By Lauren Shellito
  • A War We Never Should Have Waged

    The Iraq War is the greatest strategic blunder in American history. It cost our nation $1 trillion, the lives of thousands of our finest warriors, and our international credibility. It made...

    December 15, 2011 - By Joe Cirincione
  • As a candidate, Barack Obama distinguished himself by his anti-war stance. It was a popular move in a nation that was fatigued by a multi-year conflict with no clear end in sight.

    October 21, 2011 - By Margaret Swink
  • Last week, more than 90 U.S. senators sent a letter to President Obama urging the president to put sanctions upon Iran’s central bank – essentially creating a financial blockade. While existing sanctions have contributed to constraining the Iranian regime’s nuclear program, this latest sanctions proposal could make dealing with Iran harder and war more likely. Before tempting that risk, Washington should clarify the end goal of sanctioning Iran.
     
    August 16, 2011 - By Ben Loehrke