Keyword: iraqifreedom

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Entering Baghdad - 7 Apr 2003 - Baghdad Bob

    07/28/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    American troops entering Baghdad, though unnoticed by Baghdad Bob. Multiple news networks.
  • President George Bush Landing on the Aircraft Carrier

    07/27/2017 5:18:24 PM PDT · by mairdie · 14 replies
    The May 2, 2003 landing of President Bush on the aircraft carrier. The speech will be up and available on this same link half an hour from this topic posting.
  • US Invasion of Iraq, Ten Years On: No Shame

    03/24/2013 12:31:28 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/23/2013 | Steve Pauwels
    I’d like to think the ranks of constitutional conservatism were immune to the scourge of “trendiness” — but, embracing the biblical concept of man’s fallen nature, I know better. Even “right-wingers” like myself can be susceptible to societal fads. For a few years, for instance, it’s been au courant in some precincts to claim political conservative bona-fides while trashing the incomparable Rush Limbaugh or Fox News. More common is the growing, “edgy” tendency to own “fiscal restraint” and “small government” convictions while junking traditional “social issues”. This past week, marking the tenth anniversary of America’s Iraq invasion, another example of...
  • Why I'm Thankful for George W. Bush

    07/08/2009 10:29:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 112 replies · 2,895+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 7-9-09 | Ken Russell - Commentary
    July 09, 2009Why I'm Thankful for George W. BushBy Ken Russell On October 23, 1983 the Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team (BLT) building located at the Beirut International Airport was blown up.  Two hundred twenty Marines, 18 Sailors and 3 Soldiers were killed in a split second by a suicide bomber.  I wasn't there at the time.  I was participating in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada.  I was a squadron CH-46E helicopter co-pilot in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (HMM-261) and also the squadron classified materials officer.  Being the one who set up the squadron classified messages, I read about...
  • "The Iraq war is over. We won."

    11/15/2008 1:28:19 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 28 replies · 1,713+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | NOVEMBER 14, 2008 | Glenn Reynolds
    "THE WAR IS OVER AND WE WON:" Michael Yon just phoned from Baghdad, and reports that things are much better than he had expected, and he had expected things to be good. "There's nothing going on. I'm with the 10th Mountain Division, and about half of the guys I'm with haven't fired their weapons on this tour and they've been here eight months. And the place we're at, South Baghdad, used to be one of the worst places in Iraq. And now there's nothing going on. I've been walking my feet off and haven't seen anything. I've been asking Iraqis,...
  • Stabilizing the Middle East -- Then and Now-Fifty years ago, in Lebanon, we had the willpower.

    07/16/2008 5:20:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 198+ views
    American Thinker | Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 16, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    Fifty years ago, an American president successfully stood up against the Moslem tide in the Middle East and won a victory. But the anniversary may pass completely unnoticed by most of the media, and the lesson of that event remains unlearned by most Americans. On July 15, 1958, President Eisenhower began what was called "Operation Blue Bat." President Chamoun of Lebanon, a Maronite Christian, had refused to side with Arab Moslem nations against the West. The result was that within Lebanon, supported by Syria, Muslims pushed for the end of the Chamoun administration (and, tacitly, for an end to the...
  • "Why Iraq Was Inevitable"

    07/12/2008 9:29:14 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 8 replies · 441+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Julu-Autust 2008 | Arthur Herman
    "Why Iraq Was Inevitable" by Arthur Herman According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News & World Report, fully 61 percent of American historians agree that George W. Bush is the worst President in our history. Some of these scholars cite the President’s position on the environment, or on taxes, or on the economy. For most, though, the chief qualification for obloquy lies in Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq. In this, of course, the historians are hardly alone: five years after the launching of Operation Iraqi Freedom, both the mainstream media and America’s political elites treat...
  • U.S. taking in 27,500 Iraqis who helped Americans

    07/10/2008 4:02:15 PM PDT · by WilliamReading · 31 replies · 318+ views
    The Bush administration opened the nation's arms to as many as 27,500 endangered Iraqis who have rendered ''faithful and valuable service" to Uncle Sam since the invasion of Iraq. The Department of Homeland Security that handles immigration applications unveiled guidelines for admitting an estimated 5,000 additional Iraqis in each of the next five years who face ''an ongoing serious threat" stemming from their ties to the United States. The refugees worked as translators for American military units or in other high-profile jobs. They are among the estimated 4.2 million who have fled their homes to another country or to other...
  • Why Iraq Was Inevitable

    07/09/2008 12:21:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 331+ views
    Commentary ^ | 7-9-08 | Arthur Herman
     Why Iraq Was Inevitable Arthur Herman July/August 2008 E-mail This Article to a Friend Subject: Why Iraq Was Inevitable Yes, I would like to receive periodic updates and information via e-mail from Commentary. Recipient Addresses: Separate each address with a comma. Your E-mail Address: Message: E-mail This Article to a Friend Thank You A link to "Why Iraq Was Inevitable" has been emailed to your friends. Most E-mailed articles: The Mind of Seymour HershWhy Iraq Was InevitableDictatorships & Double StandardsAre We Winning the War on Terror?Hugo Chávez's Jewish Problem According to an April 2008 poll in U.S. News &...
  • Vets for Freedom Launches Multi Million Dollar Television Campaign July 9th

    07/05/2008 2:32:12 PM PDT · by flyfree · 4 replies · 219+ views
    Vets for Freedom ^ | 7/2/2008 | Judy Mayka
    WHO/WHAT: On July 9, Vets for Freedom will hold a press conference—featuring over a dozen Iraq war veterans—to launch a national “Four Months, For Victory” media and grassroots campaign. The effort will culminate on Veterans Day (November 11) and is intended to inform the American public and key lawmakers about the phenomenal success that our troops have achieved as a result of the surge and the importance of ensuring victory in Iraq, Afghanistan and the overall Global war on Terrorism. The launch includes a multi-million dollar television-advertising buy in target markets and on national cable that will air next week...
  • Army criticizes itself in Iraq invasion report

    06/30/2008 1:18:54 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 13 replies · 314+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 30 June 2008 | Unattributed
    The U.S. Army's official history of the Iraq war shows military chiefs made mistake after mistake in the early months of the conflict. Failures to recognize the chaos engulfing the country and to send in enough troops to restore order after the 2003 invasion have long been highlighted by critics, but a new report shows the Army assessing itself.
  • I freed millions from barbarism, says President with no regrets

    06/14/2008 4:37:55 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 23 replies · 242+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | 6/15/08 | Ned Temko
    The real 'options on the table' that should worry Europe and the world lay elsewhere - in the likelihood of moves by Iran's Arab neighbours to develop nuclear weapons of their own. He said the 'time is now' for the outside world to put in place 'diplomacy with consequences' to bring Iran's uranium-enrichment activities to an end, not least because he believed that a new group of European leaders had 'gone beyond the Iraq period' and were engaged with the US in multilateral efforts on a range of other issues. In London, however, Iraq inevitably will be back on the...
  • [Muslim loyalty] "Americans" for Islamic Terrorists Hezbollah

    06/12/2008 11:41:16 PM PDT · by Righting · 13 replies · 434+ views
    federalistjournal ^ | June 12, 2008
    "Americans" for Hezbollah Via Memorandum, we get this USA Today story about discrimination against Muslims in America and a Gallup poll showing that many Americans mistrust Muslims. The USA Today article defines discrimination broadly, anything from a rude comment to assault.And from NPR, a profile of the Lebanese-American community in Dearborn Michigan includes this: Osama Siblani runs the Arab-American News, America's largest such newspaper. He says the fighting is fueling anger in his community -- not at Hezbollah, but at the Bush administration."The anger that you see in the Arab community, you do not see in the eyes of the...
  • More on Iran - Syria terrorists Hezbollah crimes in Iraq

    06/12/2008 9:31:28 PM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies · 182+ views
    IRAQ & US ACCUSE [SYRIA'S IRAN'S LEBANESE BASED] ISLAMIC HEZBOLLAH TERRORISTS OF CRIMES IN IRAQ [Iraq] Talabani charges [Iran's Islamic Lebanese based terrorists] Hezbollah interference Published: May 30, 2008 at 8:23 BAGHDAD, May 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in a Baghdad interview Friday, accused the leader of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah of meddling in Iraq's affairs.http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/05/30/Talabani_charges_Hezbollah_interference/UPI-44791212150201/ Commentary: Iraq ripe for Iranian [militant Shia Muslim] dominationMarch 4, 2008Richard Beeston, Foreign Editor of The TimesMahmoud Ahmadinejad was right to look smug at the end of his two-day state visit to Iraq. Not only did he become the first Iranian president to...
  • Lancaster [CA] deputy polices up Iraq

    03/18/2008 12:48:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 385+ views
    Valley Press ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2008. | VERONICA ROCHA
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Walth wanted an adventure and something different, so he joined a group of International Police Advisors in Iraq to train Iraqi police officers on community policing. Training Iraqi police officers in a war zone is a job unlike any other mission he has taken and has significant differences from training deputies at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station. "As much training as we received before going over there, it's still an eye-opener when (an explosive attack) happens right in front of you," Walth said. Walth believes the challenges he encountered in Iraq will be useful to...
  • Political Progress in Iraq: February 2008 Update

    02/15/2008 8:43:27 PM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies · 405+ views
    Senate Republican Policy Committee ^ | February 2008 | Mario Loyola
    Though we still have a long ways to go, the security situation in Iraq continues to improve by leaps and bounds. As it does, progress on the political and economic fronts continues to gather momentum. This update sheds some light on these developments, including three recent milestones of political reconciliation -- an amnesty law, the 2008 budget, and the provincial powers law. In addition, attached is a White House bulletin highlighting these legislative milestones. National Political Reconciliation. Iraqis’ Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds continue reaching out to each other – and throughout the country, Americans continue to serve as a bridge...
  • Baghdad Zoo Is A Draw Again (More Good News From Iraq)

    12/30/2007 8:29:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 229+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 30, 2007 | Ann M. Simmons
    Baghdad Zoo is a draw again With the help of U.S. troops, a sanctuary that was damaged and depleted by the onset of the war is revived. By Ann M. Simmons Los Angeles Times Staff Writer December 30, 2007 BAGHDAD — Capt. Amy Cronin never had a pet. Before deploying to Iraq, she didn't even really know much about animals. But in 15 months, Cronin and her unit, the 15th Brigade Support Battalion, have gone from providing logistics and supplies to U.S. troops to helping refurbish an animal clinic, building horse stables and constructing new habitats for bears and porcupines...
  • Disabled Vet Kicked Out of Department Store Due to Service Dog

    12/15/2007 1:02:52 PM PST · by RDTF · 99 replies · 604+ views
    Breitbart via WOAI ^ | Dec 15, 2007 | not specified
    "I felt embarrassed. I'm over here accepting my disability in public and you are going to mock and harass me."
  • The faces of Iraqi freedom (Touching story of heroism, valor and sacrifice by British troops)

    09/03/2007 11:56:25 PM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 2,527+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 4, 2007 | TOM NEWTON DUNN
    Legacy of sacrifice ... images of all the British soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq make up the face of Sgt Graham Hesketh, killed by a roadside bomb The faces of Iraqi freedom From TOM NEWTON DUNN Defence Editor in BasraSeptember 04, 2007       THIS is the face of freedom bestowed on Basra by British soldiers — made up of those who have died for the cause.  One hundred and sixty-eight have paid the ultimate price over the last four years so the Iraqi people could enter a new dawn of democracy.Today, The Sun takes pride in honouring...
  • CNN: Baathists working hand in hand with US troops

    06/09/2007 6:31:33 AM PDT · by ASC2006 · 59 replies · 1,568+ views
    CNN via You Tube ^ | June 9 2007
    Baathist insurgents and Sunni nationalists fight al-Qaeda together with US forces.