Iraq war timeline

Obama to take fight to Islamic State—without ground troops!

Six years after pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Barack Hussein Obama now wants Congressional authorization to take the fight to the Islamic State. But he wants this without the needed ground forces to really take the fight to it and win. It’s just political grandstanding. Unfortunately for Obama two things have occurred that are upsetting… Read More »


Iraq PM al-Abadi wants more U.S. support—and ground troops!

Iraq’s new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he needs more equipment for the Iraqi Army to fight the Islamic State. This is no doubt true, but I thought we did this already. I was in Iraq in 2006-2007, assigned to the U.S. command responsible for doing just what Abadi is asking for now. The unit… Read More »


1,375 Iraqis killed in January 2015—it’s doubling every year.

The title of my new book, America’s Destruction of Iraq, is apropos considering the rate of Iraqis killed is doubling every year. Just this morning news sources revealed a UN report that states the number of Iraqis killed in the month of January 2015 was 1,375. The report says these numbers “have to be considered as the absolute minimum.” Fighting against Islamic State militants and other violence, was a… Read More »


The David Petraeus Myth (Part I)

While preparing a recent post about David Petraeus, I came across an article written by the late Michael Hastings titled, The Sins Of General David Petraeus: Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him. For those who don’t know who Michael Hastings is, he’s the reporter who brought down Stanley McChrystal in his Rolling Stone article…. Read More »

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Media release: “America’s Destruction of Iraq,” out early 2015

                                                  See media release below for my new book, America’s Destruction of Iraq, out early 2015. (Published by A Sense of Place Publishing.) For interviews, extracts or any other information please contact John… Read More »

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