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I was listening to Morning Edition on December 30, and up came one of those end-of-the-year heart-warmers that's supposed to make you feel there's hope for this old world yet.

Defending Rumsfeld, Bush says Rummy's great,
That as a planner he has been first rate--
Respected in the White House and the ranks.

Why was a notorious mercenary awarded a $293 million Pentagon contract?

How the neocons created a "scandal" to punish a critic of US foreign policies.

So it turns out Pottery Barn doesn't even have a rule that says, "You break it, you own it." According to a company spokesperson, "in the rare instance that something is broken in the store, it's

Protests over the conduct of the Iraq war are mounting from what seems an unlikely place: the ranks of the military.

Click here to read Klein's "You Asked for my Evidence, Mr Ambassador. Here It Is. In Iraq, the US Does Eliminate Those Who Dare to Count the Dead," published in the Dec. 4, 2004 Guardian.

We need to say farewell to Colin Powell,
Who should have long ago tossed in the towel.
Instead he lent his good name to the team
In vouching for its cockamamie scheme.

Afif Sarhan, an Iraqi physician and journalist, contributed reporting for this article.

For some time now, American political discussion has seemed to revolve around little stock phrases, such as "defining moment" (at the time of the first Gulf War), "the end of history" (at the end

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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