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The basic mistake of American policy in Iraq is not that the
Pentagon--believing the fairy tales told it by Iraqi exile groups and
overriding State Department advice--forgot, when planning "reg

"The nerve! Not so! That word still rankles."
"You're sinking. I can't see your ankles."
"The thugs are here; we now just squeeze."

An imperial errand is not so hard to begin, not so easy to complete.

"One has to be careful," said United Nations Secretary General Kofi
Annan in late August, "not to confuse the UN with the US." If the
Secretary General had taken his own advice, maybe his Brazi

The White House said, although it wasn't true,
Iraq must be invaded, PDQ,
Since terrorists, who'd caught us unaware,
Were with Iraq, and always gathered there.

With the August 19 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in
Baghdad, and with the deaths of twenty-three people so far--including
the chief of the UN mission, Sergio Vieira de Mello--the t

Family members of military personnel serving in
Iraq announce the Bring Them Home Now Campaign.

Week after week Bush and his people have been getting pounded by newly
emboldened Democrats and liberal pundits for having exaggerated the
threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his still-elusive w

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