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...Updates with details; With AP Photos.Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet...Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in...hours at a time."Welker served a year in Iraq with the Army National Guard in 2005 and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-07-21
Arts & Entertainment

...usual criticism that he has abused his executive powers.WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio - An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.Darin Welker said officials...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-20-1
News
Veteran concerned with situation in Iraq

As a citizen, retired Marine, and veteran of the Iraq conflict, I view the situation in Iraq with great concern. I spent three tours totaling 27 months in Iraq, the vast majority in Anbar Province. During my second tour in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-12/veteran-concerned-with-si
Letters
Cal Thomas: Iraq is on its own!

...military battled heroically to liberate Iraq from Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and...now being filled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaida affiliate...Springs.Vice President Biden once called Iraq one of the president's "great achievements...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-16/cal-thomas-iraq-is-on-its-own
Opinion
Cal Thomas: Too little, too late in Iraq?

...States prematurely pulled its troops out of Iraq before Iraqi forces were sufficiently trained...us we're ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al-Qaida. It'd mean that we'd...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-21/cal-thomas-too-little-too-late-in
Opinion
What others say: Is Baghdad the next Saigon?

...insurgency has already captured much of Iraq's north (much as the Vietcong had...understandably so. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is a jihadist militant...crucial differences separate Vietnam and Iraq," most notably the existence of three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-07/what-others-say-is-baghdad-the-ne
Opinion
Bob Franken: A new Independence Day needed

...their time spying on us. Meanwhile, they're surprised when a ragtag group of extremists suddenly takes over huge chunks of Iraq, startling our intelligence leaders with their emergence from plain sight.Over at the Supreme Court, a majority of justices...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-07-04/bob-franken-a-new-independence-da
Opinion
Obama seeks $500 million to train, equip Syrian rebels

...WASHINGTON - With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against...and threatening to overwhelm neighboring Iraq. The train-and-equip mission would...al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which has stormed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-26/obama-seeks-500-million-to-train-equ
News

...who have been sweeping through northern Iraq shifted their focus to Anbar province...al-Qaida breakaway group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Sunni fighters took the...Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms by the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-06-21
Veteran's perspective appreciated

...sharing your insight and experiences in Iraq (Clarion, June 13). I can't imagine...giving up the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are also giving up...starting to spike with the upheaval in Iraq, yet we continue to throw up roadblocks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-17/veterans-perspective-appr
Letters

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