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The capture of Saddam Hussein has raised the question of how best to hold him accountable for the horrendous human rights violations committed by his regime.
A confession is, by definition, a declaration of guilt.
Barely a month ago Prime Minister Tony Blair looked unstoppable. He'd survived, narrowly, a revolt within his own party over plans to allow universities to charge higher tuition fees.
It's been a while since Cuba, that caiman-shaped Caribbean isle, ceased to be a place on the map.
Meteorologists may disagree, but the political weather in Britain almost always comes from the United States.
Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on
September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for
the "preservation of Chilean democracy." In
Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.
New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.
Brilliant, spirited, but he's stayed too long.
"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.