The bloodshed in Iraq has only increased since the U.S.' withdrawal, but is it the Maliki government and its repression of Sunni interests, that is to blame?
Ten years ago, President Bush gave his infamous "Mission Accomplished" speech. "Cool," I thought, as a Marine in the combat theater. "Let’s go home." But we didn't. And we really haven't.
Sunni tribes in the Western part of Iraq are heavily armed, and feeling shut out of Nouri al-Maliki's government and military. Could this lead to a renewed civil war?
Is Al Jazeera fanning the flames of violence in Iraq?
With the dedication of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas, the legacy of his presidency will be open to the public. But in Iraq there are violent reminders of Bush's legacy everyday.
Why has Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki has been reluctant to support an end to the Assad regime? Probably because regional Al-Qaeda affiliates are joining forces.
One of the most haunting moments of the Iraq War for one father was his son's phone calls.
Hopefully America has learned important lessons as a country. The cost was far too high to learn them again.