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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

As Sung to Saddam Hussein by George W. Bush

(With apologies to Eddy Howard, and anybody who becomes collateral damage)

I suppose I can just about bear to watch the "inspections" pantomime a
second time.

Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.

Extremist forces are making a comeback as American attention turns to Iraq.

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

A recent anniversary passed by without receiving much notice in
the mainstream media.

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.

In the future, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and his Social
Democrats will have reason to treat their junior coalition partner, the
Greens, with more respect.

Blogs

The New Cold War has arrived, and the Washington hawks are unprepared. 

July 30, 2014

In what kind of world is the place where the sick go to heal a military target? 

July 30, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014

Efforts to kill nuclear talks with Iran are only coming from Republicans. That helps Obama.

July 29, 2014

As the ‘grown-ups’ in Jerusalem and Washington sort out the situation in Gaza, children keep getting killed.

July 29, 2014

Twitter is changing how we “bear witness” to war.

July 28, 2014

She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014