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The fierce tableau of smoke and flames that US bombs created over
Baghdad--a visual message of America's awesomely destructive
power--brought to mind Shelley's meditation on an ancient ruin, wh

I'm standing at the northern front in Chamchamal, a quarter-mile from
Saddam Hussein's hilltop divisions. Before me six mounds of earth, like
oversized anthills, line the ridge.

Suddenly the sky is dark with chickens coming home to roost, and bedtime
reading is Thucydides' account of the disastrous Athenian siege of
Syracuse.

You can be forgiven if, like me, you were a bit depressed to hear that the war had started. But this is no time to go into a funk.

The Bush Administration's plan to keep several hundred thousand US and British troops for years in a divided, heavily armed Muslim country will make all Americans "targets of opportunity" for ter

Among the approximately 150,000 people who took to the streets of New York on March 22 to protest the US invasion of Iraq were six Nation interns.

The Nation elicited comment on reaction to the war against Iraq from all corners of the globe.

George Bush is supposed to be the cowboy, Tony Blair the sidekick--or,
in some versions, the presidential poodle.

Iraqis, exhausted by years of sanctions and oppression, just want it all to end.

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Tomas Young accuses the White House of war crimes and murder, including that of “the thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.”

March 20, 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

We owe the people of Iraq an enormous debt.

March 18, 2013

The good, the bad and the ugly of what was said and written back in those heady days.

March 17, 2013

 Better late than never? But still, no reporters or editors are being held accountable.

March 14, 2013

The group's career suffered over Natalie Maines' comment against invading Iraq.

March 10, 2013

Rand Paul provided an illustration of what filibuster reformers have been seeking.

March 7, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

The former Republican senator has an independent streak that unsettles Republicans, and even some Democrats. 

January 31, 2013