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Excerpt from my new book America’s Destruction of Iraq

The following is an excerpt from my new book America’s Destruction of Iraq: The photograph on the cover of this book was taken the day after a suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with an estimated ton of explosives into the Sadriyah outdoor market, located in a predominantly Shi’ite area of Baghdad on Sunday, February 4, 2007…. Read More »

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A Must Read: “America’s Destruction of Iraq,” out March 1st

See press release below for my new book, “America’s Destruction of Iraq,” due out March 1, 2015 (A Sense of Place Publishing). For interviews, extracts or any other information contact John Stapleton at: asenseofplacepublishing@gmail.com , or telephone him at +61 24786 0329. PRESS RELEASE America’s Destruction of Iraq by Washington insider Michael M. O’Brien details the origins of… Read More »

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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 »