Nation Topics - Bush Administration
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It's now clear that Bush & Co. had no interest in reality-based
intelligence to justify the decision to invade Iraq.
If the war in Iraq is winding down, why does the Pentagon need so
much money? Because the Bush Administration has visions of a permanent
The Bush Administration has propagated five myths in its current
campaign to rationalize its illegal domestic spying program.
Democrats should follow Al Gore's lead and challenge the Bush
Administration's ongoing surveillance of American citizens. If this
illegal action goes unchecked, our liberties will be dramatically
The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.
Chastised by Russ Feingold for extrajudicial spying, the President who would be king invokes the divine right of kings.
No nation is immune from the insidious downward spiral signified by
torture. In this special issue, The Nation confronts the
sweeping moral seriousness what the torture conspiracy will do to
America and its democratic institutions. The facts are known: Now it's
time to hold the conspirators accountable.
By the time the first prisoners were taken in Iraq, a green light to
abuse had been issued in writing. Now torture is cloaked in a veil of
secrecy, with obscured statistics, dismissal of human rights reports
and outright denial. Torture has proved to be a window into the Bush
Administration's pursuit of the war on terror.
Despite what we know of history, it comes as a shock to discover that American leaders would open the way for torture of prisoners, that the President would fight legislation prohibiting inhumane treatment, and that Congress would barely react. A moment of historical reckoning has come: It is time to establish an independent commission with a special prosecutor and bring executors of abuse to justice.
We've got our values and we know goodness, but we hate only certain
kinds of sin.
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