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White House Watch Archive: Iraq

Still Fighting

It says a lot about this presidency that there is so much else going on that the public has almost forgotten that our troops are still fighting two wars. And yet, there is big trouble on both fronts. In Iraq,...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 25, 2009; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Afghanistan , Iraq  
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Obama's Iraqi Gambit

Obama greets military personnel at Camp Victory. (Charles Dharapak/AP) President Obama said in an interview two weeks ago, "if you had said to us a year ago that the least of my problems would be Iraq, which is still a...

By Dan Froomkin  |  April 7, 2009; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Iraq  
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Iraq Watch

Your fellow White House Watchers are weighing in on my Friday item, in which I wondered if, in his recent Camp Lejeune speech, President Obama's essential endorsement of former president George W. Bush's possibly unattainable goals for Iraq means he...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 2, 2009; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Iraq  
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Obama's Iraq Problem

Obama speaks about Iraq during a visit to Camp Lejeune, N.C., today. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) By President Obama's reckoning, we never should have gone into Iraq in the first place, but today -- even as he announced a timeline...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 27, 2009; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Iraq  
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Iraq Watch

Ann Scott Tyson and Anne E. Kornblut wrote in yesterday's Washington Post: "President Obama is expected to announce as early as Friday that he will remove all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by August 2010, three months later than promised...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 26, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Iraq  
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