The purpose of this old-fashioned newspaper crusade to stop the war is not to make George W. Bush look like the dumbest president ever. People have done dumber things. What were they thinking when they bought into the Bay of Pigs fiasco? How dumb was the Egypt-Suez war? How massively stupid was the entire war in Vietnam? Even at that, the challenge with this misbegotten adventure is that WE simply cannot let it continue.
Gen. John Abizaid, the head of U.S. Central Command, arrived Friday in Washington for meetings with President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq.
Gunmen dressed as Iraqi police commandos attacked a Sunni mosque in a western Baghdad neighborhood late Saturday, killing three mosque guards and wounding six others in an hour-long gunfight, police said.
A mortar round killed seven people and wounded 15 others at a busy market in a southeastern Baghdad suburb early Saturday, said an emergency police official, one day after a daytime curfew brought relative peace.
Pentagon officials have been saying for some time that Iraqis must take more responsibility for securing their country. But can these local forces protect its critical infrastructure without U.S. help? Top American officials disagree, and that has caused friction between the State and Defense departments and may complicate the planned reduction of U.S. troops.
Pakistani intelligence officials have arrested a man they said was involved in the killing of Abdul Haq, a pro-U.S. Afghan leader who was captured and killed by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan in 2001.
U.S. and Iraqi forces have "broken" the opposing forces in Falluja, a U.S. Marine commander said Sunday, but "isolated pockets" of insurgents remain in the restive city -- and have increased their activity elsewhere.
Some U.S. reserve military police and intelligence units in Iraq were ill-equipped and poorly trained for the job of guarding thousands of detainees ranging from common criminals to terrorism suspects at Abu Ghraib prison, an Army officer told CNN Monday.
General John Abizaid likes to travel on the edge. He is riding in a Black Hawk helicopter as it tears across the skies of central Iraq, skimming treetops and flushing startled sheep out onto the grassy pastures beneath.
The Pentagon is considering beefing up the already enhanced technology U.S. forces are using to search for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden along the mountainous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, sources said.
U.S. forces searching for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden along the mountainous border between Pakistan and Afghanistan will soon implement high-tech surveillance tactics in the region, enabling them to monitor the area 24 hours a day, seven days a week, CNN has learned.