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Most Americans long ago stopped believing that George W. Bush is what he
claimed to be during the 2000 presidential campaign: a compassionate
conservative.

So there were WMDs in Iraq after all. They're called digital cameras.
Partly because of them, the United States faces one of the most
humiliating defeats in imperial history.

We're told that the few rotten apples
Who brought on this sordid affair'll
Be punished. But what if those apples
Are right at the top of the barrel?

As of this writing, seven in ten Americans want Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld to remain at his post, a vote of confidence that exceeds that
even for the President himself.

On April 28 the subject of torture was discussed in oral arguments
before the Supreme Court.

Only on my last day in this hilly, river-spliced city, with such
beguiling old world charm and art nouveau elegance that unless you're
Kafka a strenuous effort is required to maintain fury or g

Even before the Congressional hearings on the criminal abuse of Iraqi
detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, Colin Powell brought up My Lai, the
Vietnamese village where, in 1968, American troops slau

"The unthinkable is becoming thinkable," neoconservative pundit Robert
Kagan despaired recently in the Washington Post.

In 1997 a 29-year-old schizophrenic inmate named Michael Valent was
stripped naked and strapped to a restraining chair by Utah prison staff
because he refused to take a pillowcase off his head.

Someone's lying--big-time--and neither Congress nor the media have
begun to scratch the surface.

Blogs

Obama shouldn’t arm Maliki’s government.

November 1, 2013

The carnage in Iraq is escalating, even as the Islamist-led rebellion in Syria seems unending.

July 30, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

Fighting for nothing, and destroying countries in the process, costs a lot.

March 29, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013

Following Bill Clinton’s cruel economic sanctions, Joe Biden and John Kerry were complicit in the “non-debate” during the run-up to the invasion.

March 20, 2013

Will the media ever take themselves to task for their gross negligence leading up to the war?

March 5, 2013

The leading critics of Obama’s defense secretary nomination were also leading proponents of the Iraq War, which Hagel opposed.

February 18, 2013

The MSNBC host promises new revelations—will she cover colleagues' support for the war?

February 14, 2013

Violence in Iraq is going from bad to worse, in tandem with neighboring Syria.

January 3, 2013