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The commission's report starts anew
Nanny's fairy tales, worthy of Pooh.
For the contrary facts that accrue
Can do nothing to change Cheney's view.

Let's not be naïve. Presidents, like diplomats, at times go forth and lie for their country.

If there was ever any doubt, it is now clear that the torture at Abu Ghraib cannot be dismissed as the actions of a few bad actors.

A political slogan is not a strategy for national defense.

In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen.

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

The Abu Ghraib prison scandal now implicates the highest levels of the Bush Administration in violating federal law and in war crimes.

Correction: "The Man" is the term Dick Cheney uses to refer to George W. Bush, not the term used by other officials to refer to Cheney. (6/1/04)

On April 20, Solicitor General Ted Olson told the Supreme Court that the
federal courts could not question the indefinite detention of "enemy
combatants" held at Guantánamo Bay because as

When the Supreme Court
hears oral argument April 20 on the cases challenging the legality of
the detentions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, it will confront the
most dramatic conflict betwe

Blogs

War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, possible attack on Iran—oh, what the heck, why not Yemen, too?

November 1, 2010

That big sucking sound you don't hear? That's the war—spending that's getting away with murder.

October 27, 2010

War seems simply to be the way it is.  We have always been at war in Afghanistan. We will always be at war in Afghanistan. Or maybe Pakistan. Or both.

October 7, 2010

"Why fight a war that even the general in charge says can't be won?"

October 7, 2010

In our longest war, we have yet to even begin to grapple with the whys of war and the what-war-really-is questions.

September 29, 2010

Gilles Dorronsoro, an iconoclastic visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, says Pakistan can deliver the Taliban to the bargaining table. It's time to try it.

September 24, 2010

The war on drugs. We keep calling it that, it seems, because we like wars on abstract concepts.

September 23, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

A psychotic outburst at the American Enterprise Institute.

August 2, 2010

Literally millions of Americans are employed to battle Osama bin Laden and his minions, a Post series reports, arrayed against a threat that barely exists.

July 19, 2010