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The Middle East Archives

September 15, 2014 - 9/11 Did Not Herald A New Age of American Terrorism by paradox
September 8, 2014 - The Plan Emerges by Deacon Blues
July 11, 2014 - We're Back in Iraq - Except It's The Kurds by Deacon Blues
June 17, 2014 - 54% of Americans Support Obama on Iraq by Deacon Blues
June 12, 2014 - Down The Rabbit Hole Again by Deacon Blues
June 10, 2014 - Shut The Hell Up McCain by Deacon Blues
March 7, 2014 - Friday Notes by Steve
September 2, 2013 - A Sorry Spectacle by Steve
August 17, 2013 - Tough Realities Stemming From Avoidance by Steve
August 16, 2013 - Leading From The Rear, Again by Steve
March 31, 2013 - Was Iraq Really Worth $4 Trillion? by Steve
September 18, 2012 - Romney: Forget Middle East Peace by Steve
August 28, 2012 - No Justice for Rachel Today by Oly Mike
October 21, 2011 - Keep Talking Mitt by Steve
October 21, 2011 - Obama: Time to Leave Iraq by Steve
May 21, 2011 - Why The Speech? by Steve
January 31, 2011 - Egypt by Oly Mike
December 11, 2010 - News Bits and Bites by Oly Mike
August 31, 2010 - A Call To Come Home by Deacon Blues
August 12, 2010 - Revenge by Oly Mike
July 26, 2010 - This Generation's Pentagon Papers? by Deacon Blues
March 8, 2010 - An Insult? by Deacon Blues
October 27, 2009 - A Soldier Says "Stop" by Steve
October 4, 2009 - On Afghanistan And Iran by Steve
April 12, 2009 - Keep To The Timeline by Deacon Blues
April 12, 2009 - Maritime Captain Freed From Somali Captors by Deacon Blues
March 17, 2009 - 19 Months Can Be A Long Time by paradox
February 25, 2009 - Morning Quick Hits by Deacon Blues
January 31, 2009 - A Trillion Bucks For Purple Fingers by Steve
December 30, 2008 - False Security Behind Walls by Deacon Blues
December 30, 2008 - Heckuva Job Olmert by Deacon Blues
December 29, 2008 - The Israelis Read The Calendar by Deacon Blues
December 21, 2008 - CENTCOM Already Undermining Iraq SOFA by Deacon Blues
December 15, 2008 - Iraqi Journalist Tortured, Turned Over To Americans? by Deacon Blues
November 30, 2007 - Petraeus Just Now Worries About Returning Refugees? by Steve
November 27, 2007 - Cutting Through The Spin by Steve
November 27, 2007 - Senate GOP Would Undermine al-Maliki by Steve
November 27, 2007 - "The Mother of All Photo Ops" by Steve
November 26, 2007 - Bush Ties The Anchor Around Their Necks by Steve
November 23, 2007 - Annapolis Fakery by Steve
November 23, 2007 - Open Thread - Ask Riyadh Edition by Steve
November 19, 2007 - Democrats, Change The Narrative On Iraq by Steve
November 15, 2007 - Time For Direct Talks? by Steve
November 14, 2007 - War Funding Bill Moves To Senate by Steve
November 14, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
November 13, 2007 - Reid: No More Rubber Stamps by Steve
November 12, 2007 - Attack Against Iran Unlikely by Steve
November 7, 2007 - Morning Notes by Steve
November 6, 2007 - Go After Their Record by Steve
November 5, 2007 - Where's The Program? by Steve
October 30, 2007 - State Department Botches Another One by Steve
October 30, 2007 - Stop The Mercenaries by Steve
October 25, 2007 - New Sanctions Against Iran by Steve
October 24, 2007 - Nice Shoe Closet, Though by Steve
October 24, 2007 - New India-Iran-Pakistan Energy Deal? by Steve
October 22, 2007 - Questionable Priorities by Steve
October 19, 2007 - Iraqis Give China And Iran A Head Start by Steve
October 17, 2007 - Focus Nancy, Focus by Steve
October 14, 2007 - Stumbling Into Another Debacle by Steve
October 10, 2007 - State And FBI Whitewashing Blackwater Inquiry by Steve
October 8, 2007 - Are The Iraqis Ready For A Confrontation - With Us? by Steve
October 1, 2007 - A Rogue Band Of Criminals On The Federal Payroll by Steve
September 26, 2007 - Did Blackwater Undermine Bush's Korea-Type Dreams? by Steve
September 17, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
September 14, 2007 - Last Night Opens The Door by Steve
September 13, 2007 - Will He Really Bring Up Korea? by Steve
September 13, 2007 - So Many Questions by Steve
September 13, 2007 - Shake His Hand - And Die by Steve
September 12, 2007 - Angels Dancing on the Head of a Pin by Mary
September 10, 2007 - It's All For Show, Nothing Else by Steve
September 7, 2007 - Time For Levin To Grow A Pair by Steve
September 6, 2007 - Make McCain Sell It by Steve
September 6, 2007 - The Post: Whitewashers For Petraeus by Steve
September 5, 2007 - Setting The Narrative In Advance Of Petraeus by Steve
September 5, 2007 - Testing The Waters by Steve
September 4, 2007 - Bush: No Changes In Iraq by Steve
September 4, 2007 - Open Thread - Caught In A Lie Edition by Steve
August 31, 2007 - Warner's Decision Impacts Iraq Debate by Steve
August 30, 2007 - Pentagon Splintering on Iraq? by Steve
August 29, 2007 - Can Al-Maliki And Democrats Help Each Other? by Steve
August 29, 2007 - Tauscher Belittles Pentagon's "Green Zone Fog" by Steve
August 27, 2007 - Suddenly The Iraqis Move A Little by Steve
August 24, 2007 - Christmas Presents From Iraq by Steve
August 22, 2007 - Afternoon Update - McConnell Spills The Beans by Steve
August 22, 2007 - What's Another 14 Dead Soldiers To The GOP? by Steve
August 21, 2007 - Levin's Silliness by Steve
August 8, 2007 - McCain Follows Cordesman's Lead by Steve
August 8, 2007 - What The FISA Vote Says About September by Steve
August 6, 2007 - Petraeus' Neglect Helped Arm Insurgents by Steve
August 1, 2007 - Obama's Hard Power/Soft Power Home Run by Steve
July 31, 2007 - Gunning For The Kurds by Steve
July 31, 2007 - Rewarding Failure by Steve
July 30, 2007 - Iraqi Parliament: See Ya! by Steve
July 28, 2007 - Move Beyond Failure In Iraq by Steve
July 18, 2007 - How The NIE Undercuts Bush by Steve
July 16, 2007 - Mid-Day Update by Steve
July 13, 2007 - Warner And Lugar Aren't Waiting For September by Steve
July 12, 2007 - Pelosi Gets April Withdrawal Bill Passed by Steve
July 12, 2007 - Bush: We Can Succeed In Iraq by Steve
July 11, 2007 - White House Rejects New Iraq Study Group by Steve
July 11, 2007 - Three GOP Senators Co-Sponsor April 2008 Combat Termination by Steve
July 10, 2007 - Late Night Grab Bag by Steve
July 10, 2007 - More Than 70% Want Troops Home By April by Steve
July 9, 2007 - Panic Mode Sets In by Steve
July 9, 2007 - Pushing An Advantage by Steve
July 7, 2007 - Faulty Expectations by Steve
July 6, 2007 - Domenici, Doolittle Want Iraq Mission Change Now by Steve
July 2, 2007 - Resolute In His Crusade by Steve
June 26, 2007 - Voinovich Joins Lugar - The Dam Has Broken by Steve
June 26, 2007 - Taking Advantage Of The Schism by Steve
June 23, 2007 - Iraq Renews Saddam-Era Oil Deal With China by Steve
June 21, 2007 - Afternoon Update by Steve
June 20, 2007 - Al-Maliki's Government On The Verge Of Collapse by Steve
June 19, 2007 - Focus On Al Qaeda, Not A Permanent Occupation by Steve
June 15, 2007 - All Surge Forces Have Arrived by Steve
June 13, 2007 - Why Hold Iraq Together? by Steve
June 12, 2007 - Fallon: Where's the Oil Law? by Steve
June 11, 2007 - Arming The Sunnis Out In The Open by Steve
June 10, 2007 - Pentagon's Iraq Plan Offer Way Forward For Democrats by Steve
June 8, 2007 - Bush Is Using Baker-Hamilton As A Fig Leaf by Steve
June 6, 2007 - Turkey Goes Into Iraq by Steve
June 1, 2007 - No Permanent Bases? by Steve
May 30, 2007 - When Will The Democrats Talk About The Real Cheney Agenda? by Steve
May 30, 2007 - Bush Helps Al Qaeda Spread In Africa by Steve
May 29, 2007 - Ten Eight More Died Yesterday by Steve
May 25, 2007 - Notes On The Day After by Steve
May 24, 2007 - Giving Away The Advantage by Steve
May 23, 2007 - Plan Now For The Fall Budget Battle Over Iraq by Steve
May 22, 2007 - New Iraq Strategy Lasts Through Remainder of Bush's Term by Steve
May 22, 2007 - Pelosi and Reid Stumble Back To Point A by Steve
May 21, 2007 - Will Bush Leave If There Isn't An Oil Law? by Steve
May 21, 2007 - Dusting Off The ISG Report by Steve
May 15, 2007 - Bush's "War Czar" Advocated Troop Drawdown - Why Was He Selected? by Steve
May 15, 2007 - Congressional Approval Falls To 29% by Steve
May 15, 2007 - Bush's Surge Cripples Iraq's Detention System by Steve
May 14, 2007 - Afternoon Grab Bag by Steve
May 14, 2007 - GOP Fracture About Iraq? by Steve
May 11, 2007 - Another GOP Sham On Iraq by Steve
May 11, 2007 - Talabani: Americans Need To Stay Another 1-2 Years by Steve
May 10, 2007 - Bush Will Now Accept Iraqi Benchmarks by Steve
May 9, 2007 - Wake Me When They Vote Against Bush by Steve
May 9, 2007 - Is The 2002 AUMF Inoperative? by Steve
May 9, 2007 - Cheney Visit Is About The Oil Law by Steve
May 8, 2007 - Rice: We're Not Leaving Iraq by Steve
May 6, 2007 - GOP Leadership Nervous About Mr. 28% by Steve
May 5, 2007 - Get Back To The Agenda by Steve
May 4, 2007 - A Futile Suggestion by Steve
May 2, 2007 - Make The GOP Find The Votes - If They Can by Steve
May 1, 2007 - Morning Grab Bag by Steve
April 30, 2007 - Iraqi Parliament AWOL This July-August by Steve
April 30, 2007 - Bush Wants An Auto Pilot War by Steve
April 29, 2007 - The GOP's Choice: Bush Or Survival by Steve
April 27, 2007 - A Good First Start by Steve
April 26, 2007 - Senate Passes Timeline Bill 51-46 by Steve
April 26, 2007 - Forget Iraqi Political Reconciliation by Steve
April 23, 2007 - Rhetoric Versus Reality by Steve
April 20, 2007 - Staying In The Bunker by Steve
April 18, 2007 - Al-Maliki Gives Democrats A Hand by Steve
April 17, 2007 - Democrats Have A Good Hand To Play On Iraq by Steve
April 14, 2007 - Surge Isn't Aimed At Al Qaeda - Why Not? by Steve
April 13, 2007 - Friday Morning Grab Bag by Steve
April 12, 2007 - Take A Walk In The Green Zone John by Steve
April 11, 2007 - Richardson Would Exit Iraq By 2008 by Steve
April 11, 2007 - Surging To Destruction by Steve
April 11, 2007 - Surge = Iran War Preparations by Steve
April 10, 2007 - Bush Has No Takers For "War Czar" by Steve
April 9, 2007 - The White House's Cheap Political Stunt On Pelosi's Syria Trip by Steve
April 9, 2007 - Toppling More Than One Regime by Steve
April 3, 2007 - Pelosi Shrugs Off White House BS On Syria by Steve
April 2, 2007 - Chalabi Works Against Political Reconciliation by Steve
April 2, 2007 - Why The Israelis Are Turning To The Democrats by Steve
March 30, 2007 - Week Of April 16th Will Be Momentous by Steve
March 29, 2007 - Bringing You Safe Neighborhoods by Steve
March 29, 2007 - Laughing Through Disaster by Steve
March 28, 2007 - McCain Heads For Irrelevancy by Steve
March 27, 2007 - Senate Narrowly Votes To Keep A Timeline (For Now) by Steve
March 26, 2007 - GOP Tipping Points Near On Iraq And Gonzales? by Steve
March 26, 2007 - The Post-50 Monday Grab Bag by Steve
March 23, 2007 - Pelosi Gets 218-212 Victory On Iraq August 2008 Timeline - Bush Issues Veto Threat by Steve
March 23, 2007 - Iranians Detain British Sailors by Steve
March 22, 2007 - Bush Enables Al Qaeda In Iraq by Steve
March 15, 2007 - Iraqis Have Already Missed Benchmarks by Steve
March 14, 2007 - Hillary's Iraq Policy: No Withdrawal by Steve
March 12, 2007 - Pentagon At Work On Surge Alternative by Steve
March 8, 2007 - House Democrats Agree On Fall 2008 Withdrawal Timeline by Steve
March 7, 2007 - Afternoon Update by Steve
March 6, 2007 - What Security? by Steve
March 6, 2007 - Gallup: Bush Drops To 33%; Nearly 6 In 10 Want Out In One Year by Steve
March 2, 2007 - A Little Clarity On Iraq And Health Care May Go A Long Way by Steve
February 28, 2007 - Bush/Cheney And Big Oil Win The Real War by Steve
February 27, 2007 - Taliban Attack Against Cheney Says It All by Steve
February 26, 2007 - Public Supports Limits On Troop Deployment by Steve
February 26, 2007 - Media Is Missing The Story by Steve
February 23, 2007 - Provoking The Shiites Through Stupidity by Steve
February 23, 2007 - What About Your Judgment Shooter? by Steve
February 22, 2007 - Senate Democrats Up The Ante by Steve
February 22, 2007 - An Alternative Iraq Policy For Democrats by Steve
February 21, 2007 - Sunnis Using Chlorine Gas Bombs In Iraq by Steve
February 20, 2007 - Blair Sends Bush A Message On Iran by Steve
February 20, 2007 - Powerless To Stop Fighting The Wrong Enemy by Steve
February 16, 2007 - GOP Against American Public On Surge by Steve
February 16, 2007 - More Than Half Of Public Would Defund The Surge by Steve
February 13, 2007 - Too Limp To Be In Congress by Steve
February 13, 2007 - ABC Claims Al-Sadr Ran To Iran by Steve
February 13, 2007 - Iraqis To Close Their Borders by Steve
February 12, 2007 - Pelosi Keeps It Simple by Steve
February 9, 2007 - Do Insurgents Have Anti-Aircraft Missiles? by Steve
February 9, 2007 - Expanding The Killing Fields by Steve
February 9, 2007 - Iraq Will Require A Well-Qualifed Democrat by Steve
February 8, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
February 7, 2007 - Hang The Monday Vote Around The GOP's Neck by Steve
February 6, 2007 - Gates: Surge Is Only The Start by Steve
February 6, 2007 - More Provocations Aimed At Iran by Steve
February 5, 2007 - Democrats Should Have "Plan B" Ready To Go On Surge Debate This Week by Steve
February 4, 2007 - US Soldiers Say Surge Won't Work by Steve
February 3, 2007 - Pandering For Naught To The War For Israel Machine by Steve
February 2, 2007 - Gates Spins About Iran by Steve
February 2, 2007 - Another $245 Billion, To Arm Al-Sadr? by Steve
January 31, 2007 - Warner and Levin Cut A Deal On Surge Resolution by Steve
January 31, 2007 - Is McCain Running Out Of Patience With Bush on Iraq? by Steve
January 30, 2007 - Obama: Get 'Em Out By March 2008 by Steve
January 30, 2007 - Getting Real In The Middle East by Steve
January 30, 2007 - New CENTCOM Commander Oblivious On Surge by Steve
January 29, 2007 - Just Who Were The "Insurgents" Yesterday? by Steve
January 29, 2007 - Bolton: Partitioned Iraq OK by Steve
January 28, 2007 - Edwards Muffs One by Steve
January 27, 2007 - Open Thread by Steve
January 26, 2007 - Robert Gates Plays The Treason Card by Steve
January 26, 2007 - Giving John Warner The Finger by Steve
January 26, 2007 - Bush Approved Killing Iranian Assets Inside Iraq by Steve
January 25, 2007 - Afternoon Quick Hits by Steve
January 22, 2007 - The Wheels Come Off by Steve
January 22, 2007 - McCain Takes Out The Knives by Steve
January 22, 2007 - Have Bush And The GOP Cratered Over Iraq? by Steve
January 21, 2007 - The Surge Is All His by Steve
January 20, 2007 - Morning Update - Hillary's In by Steve
January 19, 2007 - Is There Hope For Iraq? by Steve
January 18, 2007 - Open Thread - Hillary Punts On Iraq by Steve
January 17, 2007 - Bipartisan Senate Resolution Will Offer Policy Alternatives by Steve
January 16, 2007 - Hagel Comes Aboard The Democratic Resolution Opposing The Surge by Steve
January 16, 2007 - Gallup: 61% Support Nonbinding Resolution by Steve
January 14, 2007 - Edwards Calls For Mass Opposition To The Surge by Steve
January 14, 2007 - Mahdi Army Stands Down, For Now by Steve
January 13, 2007 - A Qualified "Yes" For The Surge by Steve
January 13, 2007 - Acting Unilaterally Against Iran by Steve
January 11, 2007 - AP Poll: 70% Oppose Escalation by Steve
January 11, 2007 - 61% Oppose Bush's Plan - What The Democrats Should Do by Steve
January 11, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
January 10, 2007 - Bush Just Sunk The GOP by Steve
January 10, 2007 - It Really Is About Oil by Steve
January 9, 2007 - Escalation Begins This Month by Steve
January 9, 2007 - 61% Are Against Escalation by Steve
January 8, 2007 - What Leverage? by Steve
January 6, 2007 - Al-Maliki: Don't Bother Sending More Troops by Steve
January 3, 2007 - The Wise Men Speak by Steve
January 3, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
January 2, 2007 - Bush Ready To Repeat The Mistake by Steve
January 2, 2007 - Bush Stands Ready To Isolate Himself by Steve
January 1, 2007 - Bush Readies To Escalate As GOP May Abandon Him by Steve
January 1, 2007 - A Shiite Hanging With No Western Witnesses by Steve
December 31, 2006 - Ski Mask Justice by Steve
December 29, 2006 - Justice Served by Steve
December 29, 2006 - More Aid For Iraq? Show Us The Money by Steve
December 29, 2006 - Lieberman: It's All About Iran by Steve
December 28, 2006 - It May Get Worse by Steve
December 28, 2006 - Meandering To The Inevitable by Steve
December 26, 2006 - Iraq: More Of The Same Failure by Steve
December 23, 2006 - Generals Cave In To Political Directives From DC by Steve
December 21, 2006 - Scarborough Introduces The I-word by Steve
December 21, 2006 - Bush Flip-Flops On Listening To Military Leaders by Steve
December 20, 2006 - Putting The Bush Foreign Policy Into Receivership by Steve
December 20, 2006 - Still Wrong - And Way Too Late by Steve
December 19, 2006 - Bush Wants To Change The Subject by Steve
December 19, 2006 - Gunning For Iran by Steve
December 19, 2006 - Open Thread - McCain Grasping At Straws Edition by Steve
December 18, 2006 - Powell Sheds Bush 43 And His Team by Steve
December 17, 2006 - Kangaroo Courts With Our Seal Of Approval by Steve
December 15, 2006 - Iraqis Reject Any American Troop Increase by Steve
December 13, 2006 - Cliocide and Contrition by paradox
December 12, 2006 - Saudi Ambassador Suddenly Resigns by Steve
December 12, 2006 - Baker-Hamilton Accelerates Bush's Downward Slide by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Al Qaeda's Real Estate Agent by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Talabani Rejects American Training For Iraq's Army by Steve
December 9, 2006 - Cheney Wants To Side With The Shiites by Steve
December 8, 2006 - Public Rejects Bush's Failed Foreign Policy by Steve
December 7, 2006 - Hand-Holding With The Devil by Steve
December 7, 2006 - A Bump In The Road by Steve
December 7, 2006 - Open Thread - Doomed To Fail Edition by Steve
December 5, 2006 - Iraqis Flip-Flop, Now Support Regional Conference by Steve
December 2, 2006 - Rummy Touted Change In Course Two Days Before He Was Sacked by Steve
December 1, 2006 - Bush Will Meet With Shiite And Sunni Leaders by Steve
November 30, 2006 - Baker Supports A Time-Certain Withdrawal After All by Steve
November 30, 2006 - Saudi Slimeballs by Steve
November 30, 2006 - Al-Maliki: We Can Take Over In June 2007 by Steve
November 29, 2006 - More Reserve Units Headed Back To Iraq by Steve
November 29, 2006 - Is Bush Getting Stiffed? by Steve
November 29, 2006 - Biden Isn't Going To Wait For President Bystander To Fumble Again by Steve
November 28, 2006 - President Bystander by Steve
November 28, 2006 - Open Thread - Bush Lost Iraq Edition by Steve
November 27, 2006 - Bush Is Mr. Irrelevancy by Steve
November 27, 2006 - Iraq Update by Steve
November 21, 2006 - Moving Ahead Without Us by Steve
November 20, 2006 - Cheney Wants Iran Strike As If Iraq Debacle Didn't Exist by Steve
November 16, 2006 - Targeting The Sunnis by Steve
November 16, 2006 - Bush's New Iraq Plan Years Late And Dollars Short by Steve
November 15, 2006 - Open Thread - Not Your Poppy's Bitch Edition by Steve
November 13, 2006 - Did The Election Change Iraqi Behavior? by Steve
November 9, 2006 - With Rummy Gone, Does Everything Change? by Steve
November 3, 2006 - More Lies From White House On Website Story by Steve
November 3, 2006 - Mid-Morning Update by Steve
November 2, 2006 - Iraqis Now Want Another 3 Years? by Steve
October 31, 2006 - Bush Peddles The Kool Aid To The Cultists by Steve
October 31, 2006 - Open Thread by Steve
October 30, 2006 - October Is Deadliest Month Since January 2005 by Steve
October 29, 2006 - Post And NYT Ignore Iraq's Leverage Against Bush Administration by Steve
October 28, 2006 - Al-Maliki Has Bush By The Shorthairs by Steve
October 27, 2006 - Al-Maliki Separates Himself From Bush by Steve
October 24, 2006 - Morning Update by Steve
October 20, 2006 - The Job Is Too Tough For The Poor Baby by Steve
October 20, 2006 - Democrats Can Restore Bipartisan Foreign Policy With 2006 Victory by Steve
October 19, 2006 - The Delusion Continues by Steve
October 19, 2006 - Republicans Walk Away From Rove's "Run On Iraq" Strategy by Steve
October 18, 2006 - Will The New Congress Debate A Partitioned Iraq? by Steve
October 16, 2006 - 34% by Steve
October 16, 2006 - What Exactly Is The Mission? by Steve
October 15, 2006 - Recipe For Quagmire by Steve
October 10, 2006 - No Improvement On The Horizon by Steve
October 7, 2006 - Newsweek Poll Gives GOP More Bad News by Steve
October 6, 2006 - Friday Night Questions: Hillary's 2008 Chances, And A Change Of Course In Iraq? by Steve
October 6, 2006 - GOP Wants To Change The Subject - Pelosi Says "Drain The Swamp" by Steve
October 5, 2006 - October May Be Bloodiest Month Ever For American Troops by Steve
October 4, 2006 - A Failed GOP Storyline Peddled By A Clueless Salesman by Steve
September 30, 2006 - Woodward Book Reveals Potholes For White House by Steve
September 27, 2006 - Open Thread - "Please Leave Now" Edition by Steve
September 26, 2006 - Declassified NIE Released, Undercutting Bush's Argument by Steve
September 25, 2006 - Spin Failure by Steve
September 24, 2006 - Bush's Own NIE Gives Democrats The Fuel To Beat The GOP This Fall by Steve
September 20, 2006 - Open Thread - Deteriorating Iraq Edition by Steve
September 19, 2006 - Open Thread - Ignore The Next War Edition by Steve
September 16, 2006 - Security Was Secondary To Politics In Iraq by Steve
September 15, 2006 - McGovern and Polk Iraqi Withdrawal Plan [Harper’s] by paradox
September 14, 2006 - Pew Poll: After Fear And Smear, Bush Only At 37% by Steve
September 12, 2006 - Iraq Turns To Iran For Security Help by Steve
September 11, 2006 - Signs Of Failure Abound by Steve
September 9, 2006 - Bush Administration Doctors Iraqi Civilian Death Counts by Steve
September 6, 2006 - The Book Bush Doesn't Want Anyone To Read Before November by Steve
September 3, 2006 - Playing The Game Well by Steve
September 2, 2006 - Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani Gives Up Hope by Steve
September 1, 2006 - Pentagon: Conditions For Civil War Exist by Steve
August 31, 2006 - 140,000 by Steve
August 30, 2006 - Using General Casey's Prediction To Help Democrats by Steve
August 30, 2006 - Open Thread by Steve
August 29, 2006 - Al-Sadr Controls Southern Iraq by Steve
August 29, 2006 - Open Thread - Heading Towards Disaster Edition by Steve
August 28, 2006 - Open Thread - Look The Other Way Edition by Steve
August 26, 2006 - Bush's Iranian Futility by Steve
August 25, 2006 - Afternoon Quick Hits - Another Shot At Hillary From A 90's Mudslinger by Steve
August 14, 2006 - Did Anyone Really Win In Lebanon? by pessimist
August 14, 2006 - Has The War Restarted? by pessimist
August 13, 2006 - Q.U.A.G.M.I.R.E., Kosher-style by pessimist
August 12, 2006 - Just How Smart IS Israel? by pessimist
August 11, 2006 - Israel Reverses Course, Will Accept UN Cease Fire Deal by Steve
August 11, 2006 - Meanwhile, Israel Nixes Pending UN Deal by Steve
August 9, 2006 - What If It Isn't About Hezbollah, But Something Bigger? by Steve
August 7, 2006 - Al-Maliki Criticizes Latest US Security Campaign by Steve
August 7, 2006 - Bush And Condi's Alternate Universe by Steve
August 4, 2006 - As Middle East Teeters, Bush Goes On Vacation by Steve
August 2, 2006 - Israel Resumes Bombing Beirut As We Sit By by Steve
August 2, 2006 - Iraqis Want Us To Step Back By 2007 by Steve
August 1, 2006 - Pro-Israeli Qana Talking Points Fall Apart Today by Steve
August 1, 2006 - Open Thread - Democratic Unity On Iraq Edition by Steve
July 31, 2006 - Hagel Breaks With White House - Calls For Immediate Cease Fire by Steve
July 31, 2006 - The Shrinking Presidency by Steve
July 31, 2006 - Israel Resumes Attacks While Condi Looks Like A Dupe by Steve
July 28, 2006 - The Winners: Hezbollah And Exxon - The Losers: America, Once Again by Steve
July 27, 2006 - Al Qaeda Broadcasts From A TV Studio by Steve
July 26, 2006 - Cheney Is Ready To Roll Through Condi Into Damascus And Tehran by Steve
July 25, 2006 - Open Thread - Cooked Rice Edition by Steve
July 24, 2006 - Is Al-Maliki On Dope? by Steve
July 24, 2006 - Open Thread - Back To The Quagmire Edition by Steve
July 23, 2006 - Who Really Killed Hariri Last Year? by Steve
July 21, 2006 - The Meanest Sonofabitch by pessimist
July 20, 2006 - When The Blog Lord's Away, ... by pessimist
July 17, 2006 - Meanwhile, Back In The Other Quagmire . . . by Steve
July 17, 2006 - Israel Claims Iran Has Inserted Longer-Range Missiles Into Lebanon by Steve
July 17, 2006 - Cease Fire Talk Gains Ground by Steve
July 16, 2006 - If Bush Has The Evidence Of Iranian Complicity, Then Show It by Steve
July 12, 2006 - MId-Afternoon Update: Bush Is Always Right by Steve
July 12, 2006 - Bush Administration Quickly Blames Iran And Syria For Hezbollah Kidnappings by Steve
July 7, 2006 - Public Just As Divided As Democrats On Iraq by Steve
July 3, 2006 - The Significance Of Hersh's Story by Steve
July 3, 2006 - Open Thread - The Military Says "No" Edition by Steve
June 29, 2006 - Afternoon Update by Steve
June 28, 2006 - Democrats Need To Push Their Advantages And Seize Iraq Debate by Steve
June 26, 2006 - Public Opinion Moving Towards Democrats On Iraq by Steve
June 25, 2006 - Baghdad Issues Watered-Down, GOP-Friendly Reconciliation Plan by Steve
June 22, 2006 - White House "Stay The Course" Demand Dooms Vulnerable GOP Incumbents by Steve
June 21, 2006 - Mid-Morning Update: NSA Is Spying On Domestic Internet Traffic Without Warrants by Steve
June 19, 2006 - Iraq's Growing Environmental Disaster by Mary
June 16, 2006 - Morning Update - Democrats Could Win Touting Cheney Task Force And WMD Inquiries by Steve
June 15, 2006 - Why Would GOP Allow Amnesty For Iraqi Killers, But Not Immigrants? by Steve
June 14, 2006 - Changing The Storyline To Benefit Democrats by Steve
June 14, 2006 - If GOP Touts Iraq Now, Dems Need To Push Back On PreWar Intelligence by Steve
June 13, 2006 - Bush Drops Into Baghdad For A PR Stunt by Steve
June 9, 2006 - Bush: We're Not Leaving Anytime Soon by Steve
June 7, 2006 - Opposition To Iranian Nuke Program Is Crumbling by Steve
June 6, 2006 - Is A Deal Possible? by Steve
June 5, 2006 - Is A Summertime Attack Upon Iran Less Likely Now? by Steve
June 1, 2006 - Open Thread by Steve
May 31, 2006 - Bush And Cheney Have Squandered Our Regional Influence by Steve
May 30, 2006 - Bush Foreign Policy Runs Aground - Ditched By NeoCon Supporters by Steve
May 29, 2006 - Iraq Disaster May Provide Hope on Iran by Steve
May 28, 2006 - Murtha Says Haditha Worse Than Abu Ghraib; Alleges Cover-Up by Steve
May 23, 2006 - Is Bush Setting The Stage For A Pre-Election Troop Drawdown? by Steve
May 22, 2006 - Brits May Be Out Of Iraq By End Of Year by Steve
May 21, 2006 - Keep Your Eyes On Iran by Steve
May 19, 2006 - George W. Bush: Nation Killer by Steve
May 18, 2006 - Mid-Day Update: Judy Miller Seeks Redemption by Steve
May 18, 2006 - Open Thread - Quagmire Edition by Steve
May 17, 2006 - The Economy And Iran by Steve
May 17, 2006 - ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Iraq Is Bringing Down The Bush Presidency by Steve
May 8, 2006 - Mid-Day Update by Steve
May 8, 2006 - Iran Wants To Talk by Steve
May 6, 2006 - Southern Shia Appear Ready To Attack Brits Directly Now by Steve
May 4, 2006 - Morning Update: Does Hillary, Like Warner, Plan To Eschew Populism For Passionless "Realism"? by Steve
May 4, 2006 - Open Thread - You Cap It by Steve
May 2, 2006 - Don't Count On A New Iraqi Army by Steve
May 1, 2006 - Three Years Later, Partition Talk Heats Up by Steve
April 30, 2006 - Powell Puts Some Distance Between Himself And Bush by Steve
April 28, 2006 - Mid-Morning Update by Steve
April 25, 2006 - Mid-Day Update: al-Zarqawi Emerges by Steve
April 22, 2006 - Now Its India's Turn To Go Against White House On Iran by Steve
April 18, 2006 - Where's The Democratic Leadership On Iran? by Steve
April 17, 2006 - Mid-Day Update: Bush Will Take The GOP Down With Him This Year by Steve
April 16, 2006 - Will Democrats Do Another "Ostrich" Routine On Iran? by Steve
April 15, 2006 - Blair Tells Bush He's Flying Solo On Iran by Steve
April 14, 2006 - It's Time For Congress To Pull Tighter The Purse Strings For Iraq Money by Steve
April 13, 2006 - In INC Replay, Cheney Outsources Iran Intel-Gathering To Known Terrorist Group by Steve
April 12, 2006 - Why Aren't Democrats Challenging Bush on Iran? by Steve
April 11, 2006 - Gingrich Says Iraq Occupation Was A Mistake - Talks Up Iran by Steve
April 10, 2006 - Iraq/Iran Update by Steve
April 8, 2006 - Hersh: Bush Ready To Bomb Iran So That He Can "Save" It by Steve
April 7, 2006 - Mid-Day Update: McCain The Hypocrite by Steve
April 5, 2006 - Morning Update by Steve
April 4, 2006 - Kerry Offers A Democratic Ultimatum On Iraq by Steve
April 3, 2006 - Mid-Day Quick Hits by Steve
April 3, 2006 - Abandoning One Disaster To Create Another by Steve
March 29, 2006 - Bush: Forget What I Said Last Week, Now It's Saddam's Fault by Steve
March 28, 2006 - Mid-Day Quick Hits by Steve
March 27, 2006 - Is The White House Trying To Provoke A Civil War In Iraq? by Steve
March 27, 2006 - Mid-Day Quick Hits - Is Rove Leading Fitz To Cheney? by Steve
March 27, 2006 - Bush Downplayed Post-Saddam Concerns To Blair by Steve
March 26, 2006 - Rice Talks Of Troop Drawdown As Battle For Baghdad Is Imminent by Steve
March 21, 2006 - Oops, They Had Tapes And Transcripts? by Steve
March 21, 2006 - Bush Shows His Pinocchio Side by Steve
March 16, 2006 - Despite Rice and Bolton's Stupidity, Administration Ready To Talk To Iran by Steve
March 13, 2006 - Mid Morning Quick Hits by Steve
March 8, 2006 - Iraqi Government Hiding Execution-Style Civilian Deaths by Steve
March 7, 2006 - Rummy's Alternate Universe On Display Again by Steve
March 1, 2006 - Ramdom Thoughts And Updates by Steve
February 28, 2006 - Is There A Disconnect Between What The Public Now Knows, And What Troops Think About Iraq? by Steve
February 25, 2006 - Are We Sure It Was Al Qaeda? by pessimist
February 25, 2006 - Three More Reasons Why The UAE Shouldn't Be Entrusted With Our Ports Of Entry by Steve
February 24, 2006 - Biting The Hand That Fed Them by pessimist
February 24, 2006 - Morning Update by Steve
February 22, 2006 - Shiite Reprisals Have Started by Steve
February 22, 2006 - What The Dubai Deal Is Really About: The Next War by Steve
February 22, 2006 - Is Bush About To Lose His Iraq Bet? by Steve
February 4, 2006 - Oil Revenue Being Used To Finance Insurgency, Not Reconstruction by Steve
January 24, 2006 - Chickenhawk Foreign Policy And The "Thin Green Line" by Steve
January 10, 2006 - Tuesday Morning Quick Hits by Steve
January 6, 2006 - Friday Night Quick Hits by Steve
January 2, 2006 - Bush Dumps Iraqi Reconstruction Task Onto Others by Steve
December 29, 2005 - Kurds Ready To Make Their Move? by Steve
December 27, 2005 - First Allawi, And Now Chalabi May Be Excluded From New Iraqi Government by Steve
December 23, 2005 - Start The Fan, The Offal Arrives! by pessimist
December 22, 2005 - Morning Update: Allawi Whines; Frist Bumbles; Fitz On The Hunt by Steve
December 15, 2005 - Two Pieces Of Good News by Steve
December 14, 2005 - Bush Admits Iraq Intelligence Was Faulty by Steve
December 13, 2005 - Tuesday Merry-Go-Round: Ronnie Earle Links Up With Duke Cunningham? by Steve
December 12, 2005 - A More Sober Assessment By Bush Today On Iraq by Steve
December 5, 2005 - Rummy The Pollster by Steve
December 5, 2005 - The New "Training" Frame - White House Now Arguing For Indefinite Troop Presence? by Steve
December 5, 2005 - Iraqi Vice President Says His Forces Are Regressing, Not Improving by Steve
December 4, 2005 - Allawi No More Popular Now Than Before by Steve
December 3, 2005 - Bush's Real "Accomplishment" In Iraq by Steve
November 30, 2005 - Pentagon Buying Good News Coverage From Iraqi Media by Steve
November 29, 2005 - As Shia Death Squads Roam, Lieberman And Bush Hear No Evil, See No Evil by Steve
November 28, 2005 - Racing Against Public Opinion, Is Bush Ready To Cut Deals? by Steve
November 21, 2005 - So Much For The "Timetable=Terrorists Win" Argument by Steve
November 19, 2005 - Has the Tipping Point Arrived? by larre
November 14, 2005 - Republicans Steal Democratic Plan For Iraq by Steve
November 10, 2005 - Newsweek: Both CIA and DIA Doubted Saddam-Al Qaeda Cooperation Claims Months Before War by Steve
October 17, 2005 - Looks Like The Iraqis Have Learned From Jeb And Cruella by Steve
October 15, 2005 - Iraq Voting Concludes, With Mixed Turnout Results by Steve
September 29, 2005 - As Pentagon Botches Another Claim, Multiple Coordinated Blasts Hit Iraq by Steve
September 27, 2005 - Intelligence Indicates Al Qaeda Is Now Self-Sustaining In Iraq by Steve
September 25, 2005 - Now Even Juan Cole Calls For Withdrawal by Steve
September 22, 2005 - US Unable To Get International Support For Action Against Iran by Steve
September 22, 2005 - Now Even The Saudis Say Iraq Is Heading Towards "Disintegration" by Steve
September 5, 2005 - Zarqawi Claims Control Of Western Iraqi Town A Week After Our Photo Ops There by Steve
August 30, 2005 - Bush Says One Thing, His Ambassador Says Another On Iraqi Charter by Steve
August 28, 2005 - Cole Predicts The Months Ahead In Iraq by Steve
August 26, 2005 - Iraqis Reach Impasse On Constitution - "This Is The End Of The Road" by Steve
August 24, 2005 - Exit Portal? by Marie
August 23, 2005 - No Exit? by Marie
August 23, 2005 - Biden and Clinton Need To Stop Running From Their Own Shadow On Iraq by Steve
August 22, 2005 - "Regimes" Change by larre
August 21, 2005 - Bush Administration Throws Women Overboard In Iraq by Steve
August 19, 2005 - Hagel Implies Bush Is A Fool Over Iran by Steve
August 17, 2005 - Jeopardy – the Iraq edition by Marie
August 11, 2005 - Iraq Update by Steve
August 9, 2005 - Shiite Militias Dump Baghdad Mayor By Force by Steve
August 3, 2005 - Showing The Sunnis Some Of That "Bad Apples" Loving by Steve
August 3, 2005 - 20 Ohio Marines Killed Since Monday by Steve
August 3, 2005 - Another Bush Iraq Success Story by Steve
July 31, 2005 - As More US Soldiers Die, What Kind of Iraq Will Bush Deliever To The Region? by Steve
July 19, 2005 - Iran and Iraq Formalize Ties by Steve
July 18, 2005 - White House's Iraq Myths Continue To Fall By The Wayside by Steve
July 11, 2005 - White House Plans To Cut And Run From Iraq by Steve
July 7, 2005 - Guess Who Formed A Military Alliance Today? by Steve
June 28, 2005 - Kerry's Suggestions For Bush's Speech by Steve
June 21, 2005 - Gallup Says Opposition To Iraq War Up 12 Points Since March by Steve
June 20, 2005 - Nearly A Third Of Iraqi Parliament Wants Occupation Forces Out by Steve
June 20, 2005 - Why Were Three Pakistanis Trying to Assassinate Our Incoming Iraqi Ambassador? by Steve
June 19, 2005 - Leslie Gelb Thinks Bush Is Planning For Iran by Steve
June 13, 2005 - 46% In New Pew Center Poll Say Bring Troops Home As Soon As Possible by Steve
June 13, 2005 - As New Memos Emerge, Public Support For Keeping Troops In Iraq Falls by Steve
June 10, 2005 - Even If Robin Wright Ignores It, White House Is Readying The Next Diversion Campaigns Into Iran And Syria by Steve
May 30, 2005 - American Forces Arrest Leading Moderate Sunni Iraqi And His Family, Later Call It "A Mistake" by Steve
May 29, 2005 - Bush And Blair Started Offensive Operations Against Iraq In 2002 by Steve
May 24, 2005 - Another Thirteen US Soldiers Killed In Iraq Since Sunday by Steve
May 22, 2005 - Washington Post Uses Downing Street Memo To Undercut Bush Claims That He Was Victim Of Bad WMD Intelligence by Steve
May 19, 2005 - Eleven Afghans Killed Over Last Two Days By Taliban by Steve
May 19, 2005 - Pentagon Brass Tell The NYT That Things Aren't Going So Well In Iraq by Steve
May 15, 2005 - Operation Matador Seems Like Operation Bull All Right by Steve
May 13, 2005 - Difficulties In Iraq And Elsewhere Pile Up by Steve
May 12, 2005 - Is Iraq In The Beginning Stages Of A Civil War? by Steve
May 8, 2005 - Sunday Night Quick Hits by Steve
May 4, 2005 - 57% Now Against Iraq War, But Tom Friedman Blames The Muslims by Steve
May 2, 2005 - Is The Bush Administration Giving Lip Service To Nuclear Nonproliferation? by Steve
May 2, 2005 - Secret Blair Cabinet Memo: Bush Decided To Invade Iraq In Mid-2002 by Steve
April 28, 2005 - Our Man (and Tehran's Man) in Baghdad by rayman
April 23, 2005 - Violence In Iraq Is Up, And The Iraqi Security Forces Are Collapsing by Steve
April 12, 2005 - As If On Cue, Ariel Sharon Wants Us To Take Out Iran For Him by Steve
April 11, 2005 - Monday Morning Quick Hits by Steve
April 10, 2005 - Would Saddam Escape Death Penalty As Part Of An Iraqi Unification Deal? by Steve
April 10, 2005 - Condi Switches Gears As Millions In US Taxpayer Funds Are Wasted On Failing Iraqi Reconstruction Projects by Steve
April 6, 2005 - Gallup Says Bush Failing on Social Security - 50% Now Think Bush Lied About Iraq by Steve
March 15, 2005 - Italians Decide To Leave Iraq Starting In September by Steve
March 14, 2005 - Negotiations Between Shiites And Kurds Break Down In Iraq by Steve
March 8, 2005 - Bush's Own Intelligence Commission Says We Have A "Scandalous" Lack Of Intelligence On Iranian Nuclear Intentions by Steve
February 28, 2005 - Iraq Car Bombing Kills At Least 115, Nearly 150 More Injured by Steve
February 23, 2005 - Allawi Will Try And Prevent The Shiites From Taking Power by Steve