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My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

...attacking the Japanese navy. And whether or not you agree with his decision to use military force against Iraq after Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait, his combat experience may explain why he chose not to expand that war by ordering troops...
Elder Bush unloads: Unsparing critique of Cheney, Rumsfeld

...the elder Bush did not suggest that he disagreed with his son's decision to invade Iraq, saying Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein "is gone, and with him went a lot of brutality and nastiness and awfulness."The assessments are contained in...
Nation and World
Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

...and needs quick alternatives," lawmaker Haitham al-Jaburi said.Iraq had a state-run economy under dictator Saddam Hussein, buoyed by its oil wealth. Back then, 1 Iraqi dinar was worth $3. But the economy began to suffer under economic...
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Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

...retaking IS-held territory. The Iraqis have also suffered occasional losses.The Iraqis drove IS fighters from Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit in April, but lost Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province west of Baghdad, last month. It...
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Despite skepticism, US confident it can monitor Iran deal

...intelligence that helped justify the Iraq war. Nearly every U.S. spy agency concluded with some level of certainty that Saddam Hussein possessed active chemical and biological weapons programs. They were flat wrong.Officials point out that the Iraq...
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...that measure is languishing. A second draft measure designed to ease the purge directed at mainly Sunni members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party was greeted by protests from Sunni lawmakers.Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the National Security...
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Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice

...000-year-old Roman ruins. That has brought it closer to Damascus.There are coalition success stories - most recently in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, where 11th-hour U.S. airstrikes proved to be a game-changer after a large-scale...
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ISIS looks for collaborators after taking key Iraqi city

...heartland of the Sunni insurgency against U.S. troops following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.___Associated Press writers Vivian Salama in Dahuk, Iraq, and Nedra Pickler aboard Air Force One contributed...
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Today in History

...crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago: Houston elected its first openly gay mayor, with voters handing...
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

...of it. Another reason was the desire to bring down Saddam Hussein, who had made himself very unpopular in U.S. government...The Ba'ath Party had been the instrument by which Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq. The senior civil service officers and...


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