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As the siege drags on, this insurgent stronghold descends into chaos.

With furtive haste, former Coalition Provisional Authority administrator Paul Bremer declared the end of the US occupation at a virtually secret ceremony and bolted for the door, enclosed in the

The new, free Iraq may officially be in the hands of a former terrorist.

The Chief Justice wrote a rationale for Nixon's invasion that is being used to justify torture.

"Boys, we are in a bad situation. Yes, very bad."

EMENDATION: Naomi Klein reported in her July 12 "Lookout" column that Aegis CEO Tim Spicer helped put down rebels and stage a military coup in Papua New Guinea. Actually, although his secret employment by the PNG government to put down rebels became a divisive issue within the PNG military and led to a military coup, Spicer played no role in staging the coup. (7/14/04)

Though Bush & Cheney insist on a connection, the 9/11 Commission states otherwise.

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I was the editor of Editor & Publisher then and we raised many questions about the dangers of this from the start, with Joe Galloway, Sydney Schanberg and others sounding alarms. But few others did the same.

March 30, 2014

“What President Obama said is false,” said Ross Caputi of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “The U.S. did not attempt to work within the international system.”

March 27, 2014

Will Media Atonement Day happen? Don’t bet on it. 

March 24, 2014

I felt the press had blown its last best chance to really put Bush's feet to the fire.

March 20, 2014

We were among the few to raise serious questions about what might happen after our “victory” in Iraq.

March 18, 2014

Greg Mitchell recalls the good, the bad and the ugly in press coverage of the Iraq War.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

The United States is still involved in Iraq, though more quietly.

February 6, 2014

The United States broke a nation of human beings. It owes them an apology—and restitution.

January 27, 2014

If Washington and Tehran cooperate, they may find themselves on the same side in key regional conflicts.

January 6, 2014