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Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a
self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive
justice in the Middle East.

In informal but politically credible ways, factions of Iraq's armed
national resistance are developing scenarios for an honorable
withdrawal of US troops and a shared set of demands that could lead to
peace.

We need to learn a new language of peace and love that we can speak, even shout, to our leaders who only understand the language of greed and murder.

The Kurds have almost no natural resources and suffer from a culture of
corruption. But their call for autonomy is a serious threat to the
building of a united Iraq.

For Iraqis fed up with the violence and chaos of the occupation,
passage of the new Constitution is just one more US-imposed measure that will
set the stage for civil war.

With its war in Iraq and its talk of promoting democracy, the Bush
Administration has begun to transform the Middle East--but not always in
ways it may have intended.

The humanitarian crisis is further evidence of the abysmal failure of US policy.

The detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib were both a
continuation and a divergence from historical prison practices.

Several Republicans in Congress now recognize that the situation in Iraq is only getting worse.

Blogs

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014

Chris Matthews on MSNBC announced, “We‘re all neo-cons now.”

April 9, 2014

“America broke Iraq; now America owns Iraq, and it owns the primary responsibility for normalizing it,” writes Thomas Friedman.

April 8, 2014

I was the editor of Editor & Publisher then and we raised many questions about the dangers of this from the start, with Joe Galloway, Sydney Schanberg and others sounding alarms. But few others did the same.

March 30, 2014

“What President Obama said is false,” said Ross Caputi of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “The U.S. did not attempt to work within the international system.”

March 27, 2014

Will Media Atonement Day happen? Don’t bet on it. 

March 24, 2014

I felt the press had blown its last best chance to really put Bush's feet to the fire.

March 20, 2014

We were among the few to raise serious questions about what might happen after our “victory” in Iraq.

March 18, 2014

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014