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The government's case against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh is closed. But did the US government learn anything about its wayward two-decade prosecution of Palestinian activists?

What a boondoggle 9/11 has been for the merchants of war.

According to Chalmers Johnson, Bush's imperial presidency may be the final chapter in the collapse of American democracy.

The government is using antiterrorist laws to suppress political dissent.

Going on the offensive has only made us more vulnerable.

If it had followed the rule of law from the outset, the Bush Administration could have brought many terrorists to justice by now.

Gaza is in chaos, but Israel's economy is booming as high-tech entrepreneurs scramble to meet the post-9/11 world's hunger for spy tools and containment walls.

The money we've wasted on unseen terrorists, nonexistent WMDs and phantom pedophiles could have been used to address any number of legitimate threats.

As Jose Padilla's trial unfolds in Miami, the cruel methods of US interrogators are finally being put on trial.

The systematic abuse of an American citizen charged with vague crimes related to terror has destroyed his sanity and made us into what we despise.

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Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011

The War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history and the most expensive. What are we doing there?

February 9, 2011

General Petraeus speaks on sinking his teeth into Afghanistan.

January 26, 2011

The former British Prime Minister appeared again before the Chilcot Inquiry; this time, he seemed determined to make amends.

January 21, 2011

There may yet be justice for the victims of the post-9/11 United States torture program. Just not in the US.

January 12, 2011

What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.

January 11, 2011

The military has floated plans to send Special Forces across the Afghan border into Pakistan's tribal areas. Not gonna happen.

January 8, 2011

Jeremy Scahill on The Rachel Maddow Show following peace talk fraud revelation: "If they can't even figure out who is a real Taliban leader to meet with, what does that say about the people who are being killed on a regular basis by special operation forces?"

November 24, 2010

A Congressional proposal to establish a Veterans Trust Fund is driving home the message that the war in Afghanistan is not worth the havoc it has wreaked on thousands of troops.

November 22, 2010

Another four years of war in Afghanistan is far too long, but at least the administration is talking about an end point.

November 15, 2010