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Neither aggressive diplomacy nor coercive diplomacy will work. How can Obama work his way out of this dead end?

Jeremy Scahill on The Rachel Maddow Show following peace talk fraud revelation: "If they can't even figure out who is a real Taliban leader to meet with, what does that say about the people who are being killed on a regular basis by special operation forces?" 

To understand just how bad the new Congress is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful Congress has been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse.

How the "War on Terror" is threatening the presumption of innocence.

Pakistan's ISI served as an arbiter in the Taliban dispute over the New York Times reporter's kidnapping.

As prospects dim in Iraq, the Pentagon digs in deeper around the Middle East.

Sergeant Chuck Luther seeks justice after his torture at the hands of the US military.

Persistent waffling on dates for American troop withdrawals from Afghanistan has eroded any remaining patience with the Obama White House among peace activists and voters.

Perhaps, once the United States recovers its moral bearings, it will be ready to recognize the bravery of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.

When it comes to US foreign policy and the Muslim world, it’s as if we remain fixed in the eleventh century in a perpetual battle of “us” against “them.”

Blogs

Tomas Young accuses the White House of war crimes and murder, including that of “the thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.”

March 20, 2013

Following Bill Clinton’s cruel economic sanctions, Joe Biden and John Kerry were complicit in the “non-debate” during the run-up to the invasion.

March 20, 2013

We owe the people of Iraq an enormous debt.

March 18, 2013

The good, the bad and the ugly of what was said and written back in those heady days.

March 17, 2013

 Better late than never? But still, no reporters or editors are being held accountable.

March 14, 2013

The group's career suffered over Natalie Maines' comment against invading Iraq.

March 10, 2013

Rand Paul provided an illustration of what filibuster reformers have been seeking.

March 7, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

The former Republican senator has an independent streak that unsettles Republicans, and even some Democrats. 

January 31, 2013