Iraqi Provincial Capital Falls to ISIS

Brendan O'Connor · 05/17/15 02:01PM

The New York Times reports that the city of Ramadi, capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, has fallen to the Islamic State. Security officials and tribal leaders say that the militant group has seized a large store of abandoned weapons and begun executing people loyal to the government.

Jeb Bush: "I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq"

Ashley Feinberg · 05/14/15 01:42PM

Finally, a whole four days after he first said that yes, he would have gone into Iraq, then said he misheard the question, and then said the question is mean to our troops, Jeb Bush has finally given us a definitive(-ish?) answer: Knowing what we know today, Jeb Bush would not have authorized an invasion in Iraq. Probably.

Remember When Donald Rumsfeld Stood Up for Rioting and Looting?

Sam Biddle · 05/01/15 10:23AM

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld only ever said a wise thing by accident, and that was the case on April 11, 2003, when he explained that Iraqi rioters weren’t violent animals, but were taking out understandable feelings against a “repressive regime.”

ISIS: Australian Teen Detonated Suicide Bomb at Iraqi Army Outpost

Jordan Sargent · 03/11/15 05:46PM

According to ISIS, an Australian teen named Jake Bilardi, who defected and joined the rebel group sometime late last year, drove a van containing a suicide bomb into an Iraqi army outpost yesterday as part of a series of attacks that killed 17 and injured 38 in Iraq's Anbar Province.

ISIS Militants Bulldoze and Ransack Ancient City of Nimrud 

Aleksander Chan · 03/06/15 09:07AM

In another assault on Iraq's cultural legacy, Islamic State militants reportedly destroyed the remains of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud Thursday, an attack Iraq's tourism and antiquities ministry says "defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity."