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State Department Spokesman: Saving Iraq From ISIS Will ‘Take 3 To 5 Years’

An Obama administration official says it could take at least three to five years for Iraq to overcome the Islamic State onslaught.

06/09/2015

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Iraq War Judged A Mistake By Today’s White House Hopefuls

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake. Politicians hoping to be president rarely run ahead of public opinion. So it’s […]

05/17/2015

Jeb Bush Speaking

Bush’s Tough Week Exposes Challenges For His Likely 2016 Bid

For days, Jeb Bush has offered confusing answers to questions about the war in Iraq, disappointed Republicans in Iowa, and forgotten he wasn’t yet a 2016 presidential candidate.

05/16/2015

Jeb Bush Speaking

Dickerson: Iraq War Answer Shows Jeb Bush Is ‘Rusty’

Potential Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stumbled to answer questions about the 2003 invasion and Iraq War led by his brother and then-President George W. Bush – an early campaign gaffe indicating to some that Bush is “rusty.”

05/14/2015

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Wednesday that blocking federal police money to cities that harbor immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be a way to corral those who have committed crimes. (File photo. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush Tries To Clarify Comments On Authorizing Iraq War

Jeb Bush says he would have made a different decision than his brother on invading Iraq if he had known about flaws in intelligence reports. But the likely GOP presidential candidate won’t say what that decision would have been.

05/12/2015

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US Marine Goes To Trial A Decade After Vanishing In Iraq

The trial was set to begin Monday at Camp Lejeune for a Marine who vanished in Iraq a decade ago and then wound up in Lebanon.

02/09/2015

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Brian Williams Taking Himself Off NBC Evening Newscast Temporarily

Brian Williams is taking himself off the NBC Nightly News after making invalid statements about the helicopter he was in during the Iraq War.

02/07/2015

Hoshyar Zebari says war in Iraq is hurting the economy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Iraq Finance Minister: War With ISIS Hurting Economy

Plunging oil prices and soaring costs from Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group is hurting Iraq’s economy and will prompt government spending cuts, including in defense, the country’s finance minister said Wednesday.

12/03/2014

George W. Bush says he was surprised to learn that Saddam Hussein didn’t believe the former U.S. president would take military action against Iraq in 2003. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bush Says He Was Surprised Saddam Hussein ‘Didn’t Believe’ US Would Invade

President George W. Bush says he was surprised to learn that Saddam Hussein didn’t believe the former U.S. president would take military action against in 2003.

11/07/2014

The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Veterans In Both Parties Divided On Arming Syrian Rebels

The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state.

09/18/2014

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