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The stark fact that significant portions of our planet are under the
supervision of exceptionally stupid and ill-informed people is provoking
unwonted expressions of anger and alarm.

Can we please stop calling it a quagmire? The United States isn't mired
in a bog or a marsh in Iraq (quagmire's literal meaning); it is
free-falling off a cliff.

One of my favorite little films is a satirical documentary titled
Babakiueria.

"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

In his April 13 press conference, Bush lamented the poor showing of Iraqi security forces in recent clashes with insurgents.

Keen to control the flow of information, the Bush political machine has
labored day and night to obstruct public oversight of US foreign policy.
But the basic reality cannot be hidden.

Correction: "The Man" is the term Dick Cheney uses to refer to George W. Bush, not the term used by other officials to refer to Cheney. (6/1/04)

Like dirty money, tainted reputations can be laundered, as the
Administration fervently hopes in the case of John Negroponte. Now UN
ambassador, Negroponte has been chosen by George W.

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Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

The former secretary of state and President Obama seem to be struggling with the whole “when in the course of human events…” thing.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

Backed by US development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.

September 12, 2014

Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic’s vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.

September 11, 2014

Yazidi refugees now sleep in classrooms, hallways and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?

September 10, 2014

NATO leaders—including President Obama—have escalated tensions in Ukraine while dismissing opportunities to bring the conflict to a reasonable conclusion quickly.

September 9, 2014