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The high moral tone in Washington and London about "rogue" states, such as Iraq, building arsenals of biological weapons belies a shameful past.

Knowledge of Khrushchev's reaction cited above is personal; he was the author's grandfather.

Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction.

Sadly, some on the left are angrier about NATO's bombing than they are about the Serbian forces' atrocities, even though Milosevic's men have killed more in one Kosovan village than have all the

During the Balkan war of 1912, Leon Trotsky was a war correspondent for a group of liberal Russian and Ukrainian newspapers.

The catastrophic effects of the air war against Serbia subvert the Clinton Administration's declared humanitarian intentions.

The world is a bleak canvas, all black and white, with only some grays "so that the black and the white [don't] bump into each other so hard." The gods are quarrelsome and bored.

President Clinton's address attempting to justify--after the fact--the US-led NATO bombing of Serbia should set off alarms.

Whoever does not fight at Kosovo...

May nothing bear fruit that his hand sows.

     --Serb epic


The global press explodes in outrage, but the paper of record turns, as usual, to those it considers "reliable sources"—Israeli officials—while CNN experts justify the violence.

June 1, 2010

Edward Peck, an outspoken advocate for opening peace talks to all Palestinian players, was one of a number of prominent Americans who joined the flotilla seeking to bring aid to the Gaza Strip. Another ex-diplomat, Col. Ann Wright, was also seized.

June 1, 2010

The killing at sea of peace activists by Israel may be the catalyst that ends the crushing embargo of Gaza and opens the way for including Hamas in peace talks.

June 1, 2010

With its unprovoked attack on the Freedom Flotilla, Israel has only fueled the world movement to end the Gaza blockade.

June 1, 2010

California candidate Marcy Winograd stirs things up by warning that “the killings are bound to heighten awareness about the brutal blockade and to increase pressure to end the imprisonment of over a million people in Gaza.”

June 1, 2010

Almost one fifth of the Senate backed a proposal to plan for bringing the troops home from Afghanistan. That's not enough, but it is a start.

May 30, 2010

Two allies tried to revive stalled diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program, and this is the thanks they get.

May 28, 2010

Emphasizing the importance of a strong economy, education and innovation at home, Obama still maintains that America is "at war" with an amorphous network of terrorists.

May 27, 2010

The Pentagon's Inspector General won't comment on details of the investigations.

May 27, 2010

Obama's strategy in Afghanistan lacks a clear, achievable mission, isn't in our national security interest and costs too much in treasure and lives.

May 26, 2010