President George H. W. Bush visits American troops stationed in Saudi Arabia in 1990, in the lead up to the first Gulf War. (Photo from the Bush Library via Wikipedia)

For Iraqi Americans, the remembrance of two betrayals overlap

For many Iraqis, the American invasion that didn't actually happen is the one that really stings decades later.
Mar 17, 2016
President Obama delivers a speech from the White House announcing an expanded military campaign against ISIS.

Cautiously, Iraqis and Syrians welcome expanded US fight against ISIS

What are people in the Middle East saying about Obama's ISIS speech?
Sep 11, 2014
Kev (Ryan Higgins) reunited with fellow U.S. Marine Tom (Jonathan Crimeni) and his new robotic hand. (Photo courtesy Washington Ensemble Theatre)

Washington Ensemble Theatre rattles the cage with “Baghdad Zoo”

A new production of Rajiv Joseph’s acclaimed play about post-invasion Iraq sheds light on America’s changing attitudes toward military intervention abroad.
Sep 19, 2013
United States Army photograph of Bradley Manning (via Wikipedia)

Bradley Manning’s defiant statement against the War on Terror

“Sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society.”
Aug 21, 2013

From Iraq to Sea-Tac, refugee adjusts to new life in the Northwest

Iraqi refugee Muthanna Al Nidawi has gone from protecting his family from assassins in Baghdad, to protecting fragile glass art at in Seattle.
Apr 12, 2013

Whidbey import store at least one positive result of the Iraq War

Ten years ago Fred Lundahl quit his job in the foreign service in protest of the Iraq invasion and started a new career running an awesome import shop on Whidbey Island.  
Mar 20, 2013