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A former US ambassador says Cheney and others knew the alleged Iraq uranium purchase was baseless long before Bush used it in his State of the Union speech

Although the laboriously negotiated and long-delayed Middle East "road map" received a diplomatic boost by the recent intervention of George W. Bush, the plan is replete with the same structural flaws that doomed the Oslo Accords.

Snoozing guards at Los Alamos, missing vials of plutonium oxide... Yes,
the headlines in late June were announcing "security lapses" again at
national labs and nuclear weapons plants.

"Intelligence is an art, not a science," says Deputy Defense Secretary
Wolfowitz. Secretary of State Powell observes, "There are always debates
about intelligence subjects.

A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that
the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false
pretenses.

Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.

To the myth-makers of war, the Americans in Iraq look
like the Russians in Chechnya.

A bipartisan commission is at work, but how tough it will be is still unknown.

As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi
links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush
Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the

Blogs

A controversial exiled Iranian opposition figure’s testimony shows how wacky the MEK is—and why Congress loves them so much.

April 28, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

Moderate political commentators are finally admitting what some have been saying for months—that war with Russia is a real possibility.

April 24, 2015

What will it take to repair US-Russian relations?

April 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks to John Batchelor about what will happen if Minsk II fails.

April 16, 2015

Lincoln Chafee, who voted against authorizing Bush’s war, challenges Clinton—and her pro-war vote.

April 10, 2015

Yes, despite claims to the contrary by pols and pundits.

April 9, 2015

Neocons say Iran won't be like Iraq because it'll be easy. That's what they said about Iraq, too.

April 8, 2015

The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.

April 7, 2015