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Iraq, U.S. claim deal still on track

The United States and Iraq remain committed to striking a deal on the status of US troops in Iraq before the end of the presidency of George W. Bush, officials…

The inevitable war nobody wants

The world heads for another war in the Persian Gulf that nobody wants but everybody seems to need. Looming behind the most crucial dynamics is the possible presidency of Barack…

The decline of al Qaeda

As al Qaeda in Iraq's fortunes wane, it has no one but itself to blame. President Bush's troop surge indisputably has crushed al-Qaeda and other terrorists, while Iraqi soldiers have…

Remember why it’s called Memorial Day

The price of going somewhere this Memorial Day weekend is up. Gasoline is closing in on $4 a gallon and a major airline wants to charge you $15 to check…

Hanky panky during war is now legal

For single and discreet U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, sex in the combat zone is now legal, though distinctly discouraged. The brass recently eased a general ban on sexual relations for unmarried…

Remembering Ernie Pyle

Something came for me in the mail the other day. I don't remember what it was exactly, but up in the right-hand corner of the envelope a familiar face stared…

100 more years

In two days of congressional hearings, only passing reference was made to a critical document, the long-term-security agreement the Bush administration is negotiating with Iraq. What reference was made had to…

War? We can’t handle any more wars

Now and then predictions of a pending U.S. invasion of Iran still raise their ugly head on the Internet no matter how illogical or unsustainable. That secret plan scenario is…

Iraq war going from bad to worse

President George W. Bush's failed Iraq war, the same war he recently claimed was "being won," is going from bad to worse as violence increases and deep rifts emerge within…

The 100 years war and campaign issue

In a moment he may regret, John McCain did something dangerous for a politician. He spoke the truth. He said we might have to continue a presence in Iraq for…