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The little error that we may have made
In picking out a country to invade
Was understandable. The names, of course,
Are close, and when you make a show of force

While George W. Bush has been President, we've had two of the biggest intelligence screw-ups in US history.

Before, incompetence and sloth; after, lies and the wrong war.

The "war on terrorism" is in trouble, and at the very moment the Bush Administration needs it most--election season. George W.

The quest for homeland security is heading, in ad hoc fashion, toward the quasi militarization of everyday life.

Seymour Hersh has been much more right than not in his reporting on the current Administration.

Additional support for this article was provided by the Fund for Constitutional Government.

The stark fact that significant portions of our planet are under the
supervision of exceptionally stupid and ill-informed people is provoking
unwonted expressions of anger and alarm.

CHORUS

We were ready--

Oh, so ready.

Sure, it happened, but those were the breaks.

And remember

That we never, ever make mistakes.

Blogs

As secretary of state, Clinton backed the Petraeus-CIA plan to go to war in Syria.

February 4, 2013

The documentary on covert operations around the world takes home the Cinematography award.

January 27, 2013

Droney the predator drone doesn't understand sex scandals.

November 20, 2012

Why doesn’t the United States seem to be capturing anyone anymore?

June 4, 2012

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

Dennis Blair opposes drones, but stays mum on victims.

August 15, 2011

Despite Obama’s claims that closing Guantanamo would take priority on his agenda as president, infamous Bush-era policies have quietly expanded under his administration. 

August 5, 2011

Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"

July 19, 2011

Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport.

July 15, 2011