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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Matt Johnson: Trump's oblivious praise for Saddam HusseinIn a massive, ever-expanding field of absurdities, Donald Trump’s recent commen
Matt Johnson: Trump's oblivious praise for Saddam Hussein
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
In a massive, ever-expanding field of absurdities, Donald Trump’s recent comments about Saddam Hussein and terror may have been the worst: “Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He... Read more
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Aljazeera
'Either you join ISIL or you challenge them'Saadiya, Iraq - The phone's screen is small and pixellated, but the picture is
'Either you join ISIL or you challenge them'
Aljazeera / Posted 3 days ago
Saadiya, Iraq - The phone's screen is small and pixellated, but the picture is clear enough. The video, shot from behind a patch of scrub, shows an empty road running across an arid plain. The person holding the camera evidently does not want to be... Read more
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dna
Not all crazy: Donald Trump brings refreshing new foreign policy ideas to the foreWashington's Iraq adventure produced 40,000 American military casualties, over
Not all crazy: Donald Trump brings refreshing new foreign policy ideas to the fore
dna / Posted 3 days ago
Washington's Iraq adventure produced 40,000 American military casualties, over 150,000 dead Iraqi civilians and the rise of al Qaeda in Iraq and ultimately Islamic State. Meanwhile American military support for the overthrow of Libyan dictator... Read more
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Reuters
Not all of Donald Trump’s foreign policy positions are crazyWashington's Iraq adventure produced 40,000 American military casualties, over
Not all of Donald Trump’s foreign policy positions are crazy
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
Washington's Iraq adventure produced 40,000 American military casualties, over 150,000 dead Iraqi civilians and the rise of al Qaeda in Iraq and ultimately Islamic State. Meanwhile American military support for the overthrow of Libyan dictator... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The only way to challenge ISI visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called jihadis espousing
The only way to challenge IS
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called jihadis espousing the principles of jihadism, whatever the interpretation may be. On the outskirts of Baghdad was a military training camp, not for Al-Qaeda, but for Mojahedin-e-Khalq, an... Read more
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Op-Ed News
From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISISI visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called "jihadis" espousin
From Nice to the Middle East: The Only Way to Challenge ISIS
Op-Ed News / Posted 5 days ago
I visited Iraq in 1999. At the time, there were no so-called "jihadis" espousing the principles of "jihadism," whatever the interpretation may be. On the outskirts of Baghdad was a military training camp, not for "al-Qaeda," but for... Read more
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Breitbart
Dr. Gorka: White House Says ‘These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking for, There’s No Such Thing as Jihad’SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER “This is the largest military in Europe belonging t
Dr. Gorka: White House Says ‘These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking for, There’s No Such Thing as Jihad’
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER “This is the largest military in Europe belonging to NATO,” Gorka pointed out. “It was a pivotal ally during the Cold War. And under the last few years, under the reign, and I do mean the reign, of Erdogan, it has become a... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Connecticut / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC New York
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC New York / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Washington
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Washington / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Chicago / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Bay Area / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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NBC Miami
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Fact Check: Trump's Greatest Hits
NBC Miami / Posted 6 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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USA Today
Fact check: Donald Trump's false and misleading claimsAs the Republican National Convention kicks off July 18 in Cleveland, we presen
Fact check: Donald Trump's false and misleading claims
USA Today / Posted 7 days ago
As the Republican National Convention kicks off July 18 in Cleveland, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Donald Trump, who is set to accept his party’s nomination for president later this week. We focused on claims... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
FactCheck.org: Donald Trump's most egregious falsehoods“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
FactCheck.org: Donald Trump's most egregious falsehoods
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 7 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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ClickOnDetroit
Factcheck.org: Donald Trump's more egregious falsehoods“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Oba
Factcheck.org: Donald Trump's more egregious falsehoods
ClickOnDetroit / Posted 7 days ago
“Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.” Michael Morell, the deputy director and acting director... Read more
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Newsmax
No, Donald, It's Not A 'World War'Actually, the Nice horror was the demented suicide of a wretch who recently got
No, Donald, It's Not A 'World War'
Newsmax / Posted 9 days ago
Actually, the Nice horror was the demented suicide of a wretch who recently got fired, divorced and arrested for road rage, not a planned jihadi terrorist attack. Beyond that, the real jihadi threat is rooted in blowback, and combatting it is a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN rights panel urges Kuwait to amend broad DNA testing lawArabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in Decembe
UN rights panel urges Kuwait to amend broad DNA testing law
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
Arabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in December aimed at countering Islamic State and al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan. State news agency KUNA said this month Kuwait foiled three planned... Read more
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Reuters
U.N. rights panel urges Kuwait to amend broad DNA testing lawArabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in Decembe
U.N. rights panel urges Kuwait to amend broad DNA testing law
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
Arabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in December aimed at countering Islamic State and al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan. State news agency KUNA said this month Kuwait foiled three planned... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Commentary: Why ISIS is attacking MuslimsBy its latest actions, ISIS reveals much of how it abuses tradition to reach it
Commentary: Why ISIS is attacking Muslims
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
By its latest actions, ISIS reveals much of how it abuses tradition to reach its goals - and ultimately, how its brand of extremism must be countered, writes Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib. SINGAPORE: Last month, Islamic State or ISIS claimed... Read more
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Business Insider
Former intelligence chief explains why Obama is wrong when he says we're winning the war against ISISFlynn said. "They know that they're not going to be able to withstand that." H
Former intelligence chief explains why Obama is wrong when he says we're winning the war against ISIS
Business Insider / Posted 12 days ago
Flynn said. "They know that they're not going to be able to withstand that." He also noted that while the US defeated Al Qaeda in Iraq, ISIS' predecessor, years ago, the group resurged and became the global terror network it is today. "In... Read more
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Daily Mail
Trump VP pick says he was fired for using the term 'radical jihadis'on battlefields does great damage to their claim to be acting as agents of divi
Trump VP pick says he was fired for using the term 'radical jihadis'
Daily Mail / Posted 15 days ago
on battlefields does great damage to their claim to be acting as agents of divine will,' he said. 'After defeating al Qaeda in Iraq, we should have challenged the Islamic world and asked: “How did we win? Did Allah change sides?”' In the... Read more
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ABC News
Read an Excerpt of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's 'The Field of Fight'them, and the measures they should take to thwart our countermeasures. Until O
Read an Excerpt of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's 'The Field of Fight'
ABC News / Posted 15 days ago
them, and the measures they should take to thwart our countermeasures. Until Objective Rivergate, we had no idea that al Qaeda in Iraq had anything approaching that degree of sophistication. We were compelled to reevaluate our picture of the... Read more
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New York Post
The military fired me for calling our enemies radical jihadisdoctrines. Defeat on battlefields does great damage to their claim to be acting
The military fired me for calling our enemies radical jihadis
New York Post / Posted 16 days ago
doctrines. Defeat on battlefields does great damage to their claim to be acting as agents of divine will. After defeating al Qaeda in Iraq, we should have challenged the Islamic world and asked: “How did we win? Did Allah change sides?” We need... Read more
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Air Force Times
Arm's length is still too close for U.S. troops and abusive Iraqi militiaswork of “a few individuals.” He also made the fair point that atrocities again
Arm's length is still too close for U.S. troops and abusive Iraqi militias
Air Force Times / Posted 16 days ago
work of “a few individuals.” He also made the fair point that atrocities against Shia Iraqis by ISIS and its precursor, al Qaeda in Iraq, played a key role in stoking the fierce sectarianism that is tearing Iraq apart. Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis,... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
What Chilcot report got right and wrongfor the new army. When I left Iraq, 80% of the army was made of up former membe
What Chilcot report got right and wrong
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 17 days ago
for the new army. When I left Iraq, 80% of the army was made of up former members. That army, with American help, defeated al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Some members of the former military may have joined either AQI or its successor, the Islamic State... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
What Chilcot report got right and wrongfor the new army. When I left Iraq, 80% of the army was made of up former membe
What Chilcot report got right and wrong
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 17 days ago
for the new army. When I left Iraq, 80% of the army was made of up former members. That army, with American help, defeated al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). Some members of the former military may have joined either AQI or its successor, the Islamic State... Read more
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Raw Story
What the Chilcot report reveals about ISIS An image grab taken from a video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic St
What the Chilcot report reveals about ISIS
Raw Story / Posted 17 days ago
An image grab taken from a video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons with the Jihadist flag at an... Read more
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The New Statesman
Does Reggie Yates have the weirdest career in television?The publication of the Chilcot inquiry report on 6 July was belated but also ti
Does Reggie Yates have the weirdest career in television?
The New Statesman / Posted 17 days ago
The publication of the Chilcot inquiry report on 6 July was belated but also timely. Many of the causes of the public’s vote to leave the European Union – the loathing of mainstream politicians, the distrust of the elite, the desire for the United... Read more
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11 News Houston
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest everA bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most te
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest ever
11 News Houston / Posted 18 days ago
A bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most terror-filled month in memory to close the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. This year's month of daytime fasting and prayer included a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad that... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest everA bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most te
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest ever
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 18 days ago
A bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most terror-filled month in memory to close the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. This year's month of daytime fasting and prayer included a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad that... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest everA bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most te
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest ever
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 18 days ago
A bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most terror-filled month in memory to close the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. This year's month of daytime fasting and prayer included a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad that... Read more
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First Coast News
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest everA bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most te
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest ever
First Coast News / Posted 18 days ago
A bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most terror-filled month in memory to close the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. This year's month of daytime fasting and prayer included a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad that... Read more
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The Hindu
Chilcot report | Grim lessons from the Iraq invasionFor many, Britain’s Iraq War Inquiry report, released on Wednesday by Sir John
Chilcot report | Grim lessons from the Iraq invasion
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
For many, Britain’s Iraq War Inquiry report, released on Wednesday by Sir John Chilcot who headed the investigation, came as confirmation of what they already believed. Yet, the conclusions of a government-appointed committee that Prime Minister Tony... Read more
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USA Today
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest everA bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most te
Islamic State made Ramadan 2016 the bloodiest ever
USA Today / Posted 18 days ago
A bombing in Bangladesh that killed four people Thursday punctuated the most terror-filled month in memory to close the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. This year's month of daytime fasting and prayer included a massive suicide bombing in Baghdad that... Read more
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Salon.com
Chilcot report: British intel warned Iraq war would strengthen al-Qaeda and extremists; Blair invaded anywayAl-Qaeda was weak before the U.S.-led, U.K.-backed war in Iraq. Top British int
Chilcot report: British intel warned Iraq war would strengthen al-Qaeda and extremists; Blair invaded anyway
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
Al-Qaeda was weak before the U.S.-led, U.K.-backed war in Iraq. Top British intelligence officials, however, repeatedly cautioned that a foreign military invasion would strengthen extremist groups like al-Qaeda, and bring more into the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Analysis: Iraq has moved on from the events described by Chilcot, but the country is torn by sectarian warHe paid the Sunni tribes to form self-defence militias, which turned on al-Qaed
Analysis: Iraq has moved on from the events described by Chilcot, but the country is torn by sectarian war
Daily Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
He paid the Sunni tribes to form self-defence militias, which turned on al-Qaeda to devastating effect. This combination of a popular “awakening” and the tactics of the “surge” brought a remarkable improvement. In 2006, almost 30,000 people were... Read more
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New York Post
The latest attempt to rewrite the history of the Iraq Warwhile Bush made terrible mistakes after toppling Saddam, he eventually managed
The latest attempt to rewrite the history of the Iraq War
New York Post / Posted 19 days ago
while Bush made terrible mistakes after toppling Saddam, he eventually managed to turn the tide. Between 2007 and 2009, al Qaeda in Iraq was defeated, the Sunnis cooperated with Baghdad and Iraq was mostly peaceful. President Obama’s decision,... Read more
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The New Statesman
4 ways the anti-immigration vote won the referendum for BrexitThe publication of the Chilcot inquiry report on 6 July was belated but also ti
4 ways the anti-immigration vote won the referendum for Brexit
The New Statesman / Posted 19 days ago
The publication of the Chilcot inquiry report on 6 July was belated but also timely. Many of the causes of the public’s vote to leave the European Union – the loathing of mainstream politicians, the distrust of the elite, the desire for the United... Read more
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Northern Star
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
Northern Star / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
The Daily Mercury / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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Queensland Times
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
Queensland Times / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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News Mail
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
News Mail / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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Daily Examiner
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existedFORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certaint
The UK joined Iraq War without knowing if "WMDs" existed
Daily Examiner / Posted 19 days ago
FORMER UK Prime Minister Tony Blair convinced himself with unjustified certainty that Iraq's President, Saddam Hussein, had weapons of mass destruction, when intelligence reports had not established "beyond doubt" that they existed, the long awaited... Read more
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CNN
Trump gets it right on SaddamTrump's claim that following the fall of Saddam, Iraq has emerged as the "Harva
Trump gets it right on Saddam
CNN / Posted 19 days ago
Trump's claim that following the fall of Saddam, Iraq has emerged as the "Harvard" of terrorism is correct because Zarqawi in 2004 merged his terrorist group with al Qaeda to create "Al Qaeda in Iraq," which is the parent organization of today's IS... Read more
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