How the UN Enables Massacres

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The Syria Campaign, an advocacy group, has put together a meticulous report arguing that the United Nations has hopelessly compromised itself by agreeing to the Syrian regime’s terms and filtering…
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Trump’s Saddam Fallacy

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On July 5, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump opined about Saddam Hussein: “He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what? He did well? He killed…
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John Chilcot’s Flawed Report

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Sir John Chilcot released his long-awaited report on the British decision to join the United States in Operation Iraqi Freedom. This week The Mirror summarized its key findings: War was not…
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Trump, Saddam, and Dovish Logic

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Last night was not the first time Donald Trump has offered some vaguely qualified praise for the late Saddam Hussein. Unlike his statements as a candidate, Trump’s most recent expressions of…
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The GOP’s Apologists for Tyrants

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There were a lot of clashes in the Houston Republican debate on Thursday night, with Marco Rubio grabbing headlines for the skillful way in which he exposed Donald Trump’s hypocrisy…
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Trump, Apologist for Dictators

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Donald Trump continues to be a never-ending source of risible foreign policy pronouncements. He just claimed that “women might prefer wearing burkas because it obviates the need for make-up.” Who knew…
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Was the Iraq War a Mistake?

It’s become the gotcha question for Republicans seeking to win their party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential campaign: Knowing what we know now, would you have ordered U.S. forces into…
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Babylon Deserves UNESCO Protection

Few countries have suffered like Iraq. In the last quarter-century, it has endured three wars, devastating sanctions, and insurgency. Torture and terrorism have been commonplace. Two generations have been scarred…
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Government at Work

The great comic writer Robert Benchley once wrote a short story in which his friend, Mr. McGregor, says that he has lost a locomotive. “How do you lose a locomotive?” Benchley,…
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