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A majority of Americans (51 percent) blame the recent surge of violence in Iraq on former President George W. Bush, with only 27 percent placing blame with President Barack Obama. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of US Voters Blame Bush For Iraq Violence

A majority of Americans (51 percent) blame the recent surge of violence in Iraq on former President George W. Bush, with only 27 percent placing blame with President Barack Obama.

07/05/2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with Secretary of State John Kerry (unseen) at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad on June 23, 2014. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraqi Prime Minister: Entire Region Endangered By ISIS

Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state.

07/03/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces rest from fighting against jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 29, 2014 in the Iraqi village of Bashir (Basheer), 20 kilometers south of the city of Kirkuk. (credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: ISIS’ Declaration Of Islamic State ‘Poses A Huge Threat To Al Qaeda’

The al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state, demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide in a move that could further strain relations with other militant groups.

06/30/2014

Members of the Al-Abbas brigades, who volunteered to protect the Shiite Muslim holy sites in Karbala against Sunni militants fighting the Baghdad government, parade in the streets of the Shrine city on June 26, 2014. (credit: MOHAMMED SAWAF/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Rights Watch: ISIS Executed Up To 190 Captives In Tikrit Earlier This Month

Iraqi insurgents executed at least 160 captives earlier this month in the northern city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch said Friday, citing an analysis of satellite imagery and grisly photos released by the militants.

06/27/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at NATO headquarters on June 25, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Warns Mideast Nations Against Taking Military Action In Iraq

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten sectarian divisions, after Syria launched airstrikes across the border and Iran flew surveillance drones over the neighboring country.

06/26/2014

Iraqi Shiite fighters raise up their weapons as they show their willingness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants on June 23, 2014 during a gathering in the southern city of Basra. (credit: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

Intel Official: Americans Have Joined Militant Group ISIS

The Sunni militant group in Iraq is a force roughly 3,000 strong and includes some Americans, a senior intelligence official told CBS News on Tuesday.

06/25/2014

Only 18 percent of Americans say the result of the U.S. war in Iraq was worth the loss of American lives or financial costs, with three-quarters (75 percent) of Americans saying the war wasn’t worth it at all – the lowest polling percentage to date. credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais - Pool / Getty Images

Poll: 75 Percent Of Americans Say Iraq War Wasn’t Worth The Costs

Only 18 percent of Americans say the result of the U.S. war in Iraq was worth the loss of American lives or financial costs, with three-quarters (75 percent) of Americans saying the war wasn’t worth it at all – the lowest polling percentage to date.

06/24/2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meet at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad on June 23, 2014. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: ‘There’s No Magic Airstrike That’s Going To Change The Entire Situation’ In Iraq

Confronting the threat of civil war in Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

06/23/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: ‘I Don’t Blame’ Obama For What’s Happening In Iraq

Two prominent Republicans exchanged criticism over U.S. involvement in Iraq on dueling Sunday news shows.

06/23/2014

President Obama (Photo: Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: U.S. Can’t ‘Play Whack-A-Mole’ With Militant Groups

Due to their extreme ideology, President Barack Obama explained Sunday that the Sunni militants who have taken over parts of northern Iraq pose a “medium-and long- term threat” to the U.S.

06/22/2014

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