The rise of ISIS (also known as Daesh, ISIL, or the "Islamic State") is a direct consequence of the fateful U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
NCR Today: Not since the Nazis' war on the Jews has there been such complete depredation of a people.
Distinctly Catholic: The last thing for the United States to do is be dragged back into an Iraqi civil war. The territorial integrity of Iraq isn't worth the killing.
A steady stream of Iraqi refugees, smiling and displaying purple index fingers, emerged from a polling station in the Hashemi Shamali district, where the majority of these urban refugees live in the Jordanian capital.
"Change is badly needed in Iraq. Hopefully the elections will yield a suitable leader. God is gracious," said Um Martin, a Chaldean Catholic woman from the biblical city of Ninevah in northern Iraq.