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President Bush has said many dumb things in defense of his Iraq policy. Citing the Vietnam War as a model is his most ludicrous.

As voters expressed their disgust, this election signaled a repudiation of the corrupt Bush regime, a clear antiwar victory and the collapse of the conservative order.

Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein's trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America's history of support for the tyrant.

The Iraq Study Group report comes too late for the 600,000 people who died in carnage that is likely to worsen. It won't satisfy the antiwar movement because it sets no timetable for withdrawal. But it does mark the beginning of the end of America's criminal war of aggression.

John Kerry should stop being nice about the Deserter in Chief. He should be reminding voters that the President who has sent more than 3,000 US soldiers and allies and untold thousands of Iraqis to their deaths deserted his post during the Vietnam War.

Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling would have remained small time crooks were it not for the energy industry deregulation measures they effectively purchased from Bush I and II.

"Some expert on CNN said, 'A stitch in time saves nine.' And I thought, Doesn't anyone speak clearly anymore? Nine what?"

If George W. Bush took the latest National Intelligence Estimate seriously, he would end the ineffectual "war on terror" model and treat terrorism as a pathology to be clinically and relentlessly excised.

The Decider takes on that bothersome Constitution and that meddling
Congress.

President Bush's address to the UN General Assembly was less
disdainful than earlier speeches, but it shined a light on the President's willful blindness to the complexity of the problems facing the Mideast and the world.

Blogs

What's the “No Child Left Behind” president doing in Denver barely a week before a critical school board election? Helping the fake “reformers” make their case.

October 24, 2011

As Americans mark the sixth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the former vice president claims George Bush got things right. It's an Orwellian rewrite of history that needs to be countered, as do the rest of the false premises of Cheney's book.

August 30, 2011

S&P downgraded the US credit rating because the GOP won’t raise taxes and played brinksmanship with the debt ceiling. But Romney, Bachmann et al. say it’s Obama’s fault. 

August 8, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

Murdoch’s media conglomerate, embroiled in a British phone-hacking scandal, has been forced to close one of its largest holdings, the News of the World newspaper. A critical broadcast deal is threatened. Even Murdoch’s conservative allies are breaking with him in Britain. Will American conservatives declare independence?

July 7, 2011

The former vice president made a mess after 9/11 by aligning the US with Pakistan and betting on a flawed approach to intelligence-gathering. Now he's trying to claim some credit for Osama's capture.

May 4, 2011

Forget trumping Trump with the long-form birth certificate. President Obama's announcement that he ordered a successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden is likely to yield political benefits for some time to come.

May 2, 2011

Center for Constitutional Rights says: "The message from civil society is clear: If you're a torturer, be careful in your travel plans."

February 6, 2011

The former British Prime Minister appeared again before the Chilcot Inquiry; this time, he seemed determined to make amends.

January 21, 2011

There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.

January 12, 2011