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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

The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

After a week of fighting, US military commanders have proclaimed victory in the battle for Falluja.

In the postelection world, holding evangelical Protestantism up to the light has become all the rage, which does seem somewhat like shutting the barn door after the horse has left the barn.

TERI WILLS ALLISON

Teri Wills Allison, a massage therapist and a member of Military Families Speak Out, lives near Austin, Texas.

Less than twenty-four hours after The Nation disclosed that former Secretary of State James Baker and the Carlyle Group were involved in a secret deal to profit from Iraq's debt to Kuwait,

As the right wing's antifeminist front, the sisters of the Independent Women's Forum have been such a hit in this country that they're now getting taxpayer money to take their act on the road.

The civilians of Falluja are negotiating to stave off a threatened US-led military incursion.

Blogs

The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.

August 8, 2014

Washington’s armchair generals are salivating at the world’s current turmoil, seeing a chance to rehabilitate themselves.

July 23, 2014

Protect the embassy, advise Iraqi troops, protect Baghdad airport. And then?

July 2, 2014

The Nation’s editor and publisher takes the notorious neo-con and Iraq war architect to task on ABC’s The Week.

June 30, 2014

Obama’s real failure has been his inability to lead a global New Deal.

June 25, 2014

What is wrong with the stories Americans tell about themselves and their history? Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich discuss.

June 24, 2014

Military intervention in Iraq would inflame sectarian divisions and almost certainly kill civilians.

June 19, 2014

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

Tens of thousands may die, but ending the war in Iraq is now in the hands of Iran and Saudi Arabia, not the United States.

June 13, 2014

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