Spencer Ackerman, a senior correspondent for The American Prospect, is a senior reporter for The Washington Independent.
There's an opportunity for reconciliation and actual statecraft right now in Iraq. It remains to be seen if the United States will take advantage of it.Spencer AckermanOct 30, 2007
Despite the Bush administration's party line, construction of permanent U.S. bases along with long-term plans for troop presence continue apace.Spencer AckermanOct 19, 2007
Ricardo Sanchez's mishandling of the Iraq War during his year as ground commander is legend. It should come as no surprise, then, that his recent account of who's to blame for Iraq is so bitter and distorted.Spencer AckermanOct 16, 2007
Last week's intense focus on whether the surge was working obscured the real Bush agenda -- a long-term U.S. presence in Iraq.Spencer AckermanSep 18, 2007
Petraeus describes the Iraq War as a war of figurative inches. Before Congress, he's likely to emphasize these smaller achievements instead of the bigger picture -- which is unquestionably bleak.Spencer AckermanSep 04, 2007