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This "Opposing View" editorial was published first in USA Today on February 6, 2003.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

So Laura Bush will not, after all, be discussing the works of Emily
Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Langston Hughes with a selected group of
American poets at the White House on February 12.

Europeans opposed to war in Iraq are united by a deep distrust, even fear, of America.

Bush's Gulf of Credibility

The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.

In my days as a student activist in the 1970s, the use of the term
"imperialism" to describe US policy was generally used only in the
antiwar and international solidarity movements, the writing

Let me tell you about the state of the union: It's lousy. The only real question is whether the President doesn't know it or just doesn't care.

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Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

The crisis in Syria veers toward regionwide sectarian explosion.

September 6, 2012

Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

All while the UN and Kofi Annan continue to seek diplomatic solution.

July 5, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012

Mitt believes he has the authority to attack Iran without Congressional approval.

June 19, 2012