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Dissent Hasn’t Forgotten About Iraq Like Some Of Us (Looking At You, Everyone In America)

Hey and welcome to Thursday, a day for magazines! So, speaking of welcomes, remember Iraq? We were “welcomed” there in 2003 or thereabouts, right after—and because of?!—9/11. Turns out we liked it so much over there we never left. Ha ha. Well, to be fair, Dissent is still in an Iraq Of The Mind, what with their Spring 2009 Young Hollywood Iraq Package. Let’s invade it! Read more on Dissent Hasn’t Forgotten About Iraq Like Some Of Us (Looking At You, Everyone In America)…
 

Iraq Forever!

So we’ve been thinking Spring Break ’08 is def. def. def. Korea, but what about ’09? Where can we go with sand, sun, and an indefinite US military commitment? Why, Iraq, of course! Looks like Spring Break is saved, thanks to the Pentagon — again! Read more on Iraq Forever!…
 

Crusty Old General Refuses to Help Win War

The Post revealed last week that at least three separate generals refused the Bush administration’s offer to act as “War Czar.” The chattiest of these generals has thus far been John J. Sheehan, who gave good quote in last week’s story (“The very fundamental issue is, they don’t know where the hell they’re going”), and today has an entire editorial fleshing out the “they don’t know where the hell they’re going” angle in more flowery, less Patton-y language. Read more on Crusty Old General Refuses to Help Win War…
 

Happy Anniversary, Liberated Baghdad!

It was four short years ago that American troops freed the beautiful city of Baghdad from years of tyranny. On this day in 2003, a Bluto-esque motorcycle enthusiast impulsively grabbed a sledgehammer and single-handedly took down a nearby statue of Saddam Hussein, with help from a convenient American tank and winch, and with photographers and TV crews coincidentally set up to record the moment. Read more on Happy Anniversary, Liberated Baghdad!…
 

Iraq Prime Minister’s Plea: Please Don’t Kill Me

Earlier this week, Bush began to set into motion the government’s eventual tacitly-approved/sponsored coup against Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in an interview in which he blamed him for everything. Maliki responded today to a group of foreign journalists, to whom he suggested that Bush was pressured into it by public disapproval. Read more on Iraq Prime Minister’s Plea: Please Don’t Kill Me…
 

Everybody’s Heard About the Surge

The White House finished its background briefing on tonight’s Iraq SURGE speech a couple hours ago. Unsurprisingly, it impressed the National Review! Mona Cheran reveals — exclusively! — that the speech will call for “five new American brigades” in Baghdad and that the Prez will “ask for a larger army.” But Cheran either didn’t pick up on or didn’t bother to report what Newsweek learned at their background briefing: the Surge is a complete joke. Read more on Everybody’s Heard About the Surge…
 

Surge Overkill

Hooray for the Troop Surge! The President gets to suggest a new initiative, same as the old initiative, in order to make the Democrats look obstructionist and destroy their “100 Hours of Awesome.” Meanwhile, John McCain gets to rage against his eventual opponents, and when we’re still losing in 2008, he and the outgoing Administration get to point to early 2007 as our wasted last chance. Read more on Surge Overkill…