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In May 2001, the White House issued a National Energy Policy report, known as the Cheney Report: the state of our national oil reserves. In 2000, half the oil we consumed was imported.

In a speech intended to frighten the American people into supporting a war, the President Monday again trotted out his grim depiction of Saddam Hussein as a terrifying boogeyman haunting the worl

When Tony Blair rose to address a packed House of Commons on Saddam
Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Albert Finney had just won an
Emmy for his performance as Winston Churchill in The

The arrangements are in place. What's missing is any sense they could go awry.

"There are people in this city that believe that the military campaign
against Iraq will not be difficult, especially because of the enormous
advances in technology and the willingness of some

The war with Iraq is part of a larger plan for global military
dominance.

A few months ago, novelist Alan Furst, in one of those New York
Times
"Writers on Writing" pieces, told how, on a magazine
assignment to the Soviet Union back in 1983, he suddenly discov

President Bush's recently announced strategic global doctrine, which for the first time justifies a preemptive US strike against any regime thought to possess weapons of mass destruction, makes a

On the eve of the October 2002 vote to authorize the overthrow the government of Iraq by military force, a plea to members of Congress to reject Bush's pre-emptive war went unheeded.

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At last night's debate, the candidates agreed with Ron Paul that the United States needs to focus on needs at home.

September 13, 2011

Count me pleased, if not thrilled, by the scuttlebutt that President Obama plans to withdraw all but 3,000 troops from Iraq by the end of the year.

September 8, 2011

 Did NATO help Al Qaeda allies win Tripoli?

August 31, 2011

Both Pakistan and President Karzai are sabotaging US talks with the Taliban.

August 30, 2011

Qaddafi isn't completely gone yet, but there are calls to apply the US/NATO war plan tom Syria. Is Iran next after that?

August 29, 2011

Don’t believe for one moment that the US backing for Libya’s opposition was about freedom.

August 23, 2011

Not exactly an earthshaking event, and no great victory for NATO.

August 22, 2011

Isn’t one war-crazed governor from Texas enough for this century?

August 15, 2011

Dennis Blair opposes drones, but stays mum on victims.

August 15, 2011

Syria is not Libya, say the French, and the US can’t (and shouldn’t) do anything militarily.

August 2, 2011