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Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

As long as the United States is shackled with the debilitating psychosis of 9/11 and the resultant moral weakness of our elected officials, the Middle East will be full of targets for our bombs, Iraqi and Syrian mothers and fathers will raise children destined to kill and be killed, jihadist narratives of Crusaders will be validated, and our perpetual war will be as boundless as our shame... Read More »

The Beheadings Are Bait

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

The U.S. would be playing directly into the hands of the Islamic State, driving more and more men to join their cause, by escalating militarily in the region... Read More »

Iraq War Veterans Should Know Better

by Matthew Hoh, Matt Southworth

The Hill, September 2014 | Letter

The U.S. cannot wash its hands of millions of dead, injured and displaced Iraqis created since its 2003 invasion. Re-entering the Iraqi Civil War, or the broader regional war, under the guise of civilian protection is a course of action that will only exacerbate the violence. The Islamic State is actually quite small. Their strength comes from the support of the Iraq Sunni population, who, often as a measure of self-preservation, align Islamic State. American bombs will only further this cycle... Read More »

BDA, Genocide and Oil in Iraq

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, September 2014 | Article

Certainly atrocities have occurred in northern Iraq and battles have waged there, but what makes this summer and its dead different than the 500,000 dead, millions wounded and the one in eight Iraqis forcibly chased from their homes since 2003? What is causing the U.S. to get involved, again, and at this time? Oil. ... Read More »

The Death of a General and the Racket of a War

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, August 2014 | Article

Five years ago this month, the New York Times, under the bylines of James Risen and Mark Lander, published a front-page profile of Marshal Mohammad Fahim, a notorious and bloody Afghan warlord and druglord, who had long been involved in the theft of American aid money. Fahim was about to become the Vice President of Afghanistan, for a second time... Read More »

Laughing From His Grave

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, August 2014 | Article

After coming into office and adopting a proto-Bush approach to foreign policy by escalating the war in Afghanistan, participating in Libya's civil war, and enlarging America's targeted assassination and drone bombing campaign, the Obama White House has appeared, recently, more reticent in its use of military force... Read More »

Senators Graham and Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, July 2014 | Article

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror... Read More »

Afghanistan's Ongoing Nightmare

by Matthew Hoh

U.S. News & World Report, July 2014 | Article

A messy presidential election is just the latest proof that America's campaign in Afghanistan failed... Read More »

Stop Persecuting Bowe Bergdahl

by Matthew Hoh

Politico, July 2014 | Article

Sergeant Bergdahl and his parents have been victimized and demonized in a horrific display of politically inspired hate and vitriol, it's time for that to end... Read More »

Bombs are Medication for Guilt, Not Peace, in Iraq

by Matthew Hoh

Huffington Post, June 2014 | Article

If Iraqis are to ever find peace, it will come through negotiation and settlement, as it briefly did post-2007, and not through an American strategy of taking sides in a civil war and indulging in the self-satisfactory and guilt-erasing, yet illusory, medication of bombing... Read More »

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