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Beat the Devil

Alexander Cockburn

The New York Times's credulous reporting of flimsy "evidence" regarding Iranian weapons in Iraq is enabling Bush's anti-Iran propaganda drive.

The people don't like the war, but it will go on as long as there is money to fund it.

The Israel lobby retains its grip inside the Beltway, but it's starting to lose its hold on the broader public debate.

On Gerald Ford's greatness and the New York Times's ghastly coverage of Iraq.

There's no political risk for US media to sound off over genocide in
Darfur, but challenging Israel's shameful seige of Gaza is quite a
different story.

The party of permanent war--which includes lawmakers like Biden, Emanuel
and Lantos--is regrouping for a counterattack, their numbers refreshed
by a phalanx of incoming Blue Dogs.

As things stand in organized politics today, a purely formal protest
against what the GOP has done to America is the most we can hope for.


Alexander Cockburn
Alexander Cockburn, The Nation's "Beat the Devil" columnist and one...