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As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi
links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush
Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the

"We have to hold these people until we find out what is going on."
According to a report issued June 2 by the Justice Department's own
Inspector General, that's what Michael Chertoff, head of t

"If you want to avoid another Saddam Hussein, you have to work
toward peace and democracy in the Middle East."

"What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation."

How to "privatize" a country and make millions.

The streets of Baghdad are a swamp of crime and uncollected garbage.
Battered local businesses are going bankrupt, unable to compete with
cheap imports.

Right-wingers in Washington have begun preparing the ground for US
action, perhaps even war, against Iran.

Under cover of darkness in the early morning hours of March 18, Qusay
Saddam Hussein carted off nearly $1 billion in hard currency from Iraq's
central bank.

Blogs

Despite talk of a pivot to Asia, the US military‘s gaze has settled on Africa. 

May 28, 2014

Pope Francis’ seemingly impromptu prayer at Israel's apartheid wall hinted at a radical critique of Israel in an otherwise carefully orchestrated trip.

May 28, 2014

The president delivers a robust defense of his reluctance to use military force. Well, except for drones.

May 28, 2014

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, antidemocratic agenda.

May 27, 2014

As secretary of state, Clinton accomplished little, but usually came down on the side of using force.

May 27, 2014

Tomorrow’s West Point speech may explain it all.

May 27, 2014

According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen joins The John Batchelor Show to discuss the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine. 

May 22, 2014

It’s the product of both deregulatory neoliberal capitalism and Korea’s authoritarian past—a history in which the United States played no small part.

May 21, 2014

Patience is needed on all sides, and the US ought to make clear what sanctions relief Iran can expect once a deal is done.

May 19, 2014