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Why Obama underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Why Obama underestimated ISIL in Syria and Iraq

By Juan Cole President Obama admitted on CBS's "60 Minutes" on Sunday that the US had underestimated the military potential of ISIL. Obama understands that a generational struggle is going on in…
Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition

By Peter Van Buren via Tomdispatch.com I wanted to offer a wry chuckle before we headed into the heavy stuff about Iraq, so I tried to start this article with a suitably…
Obama’s budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

Obama’s budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

By Juan Cole Former British ambassador to the United States Sir Christoher Meyer is advocating that the US and Western Europe stop advocating the overthrow of the Baath regime of Syrian dictator…
Impeachment is a Cash Cow (Colbert Report)

Impeachment is a Cash Cow (Colbert Report)

Colbert Report: "Rising Calls for Obama's Impeachment" The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook ------