As the final week of the campaign season expires (this column goes to press on October 27), George W.
This essay is adapted from Anatol Lieven's next book, America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism, to be published this month by Oxford University Press.
On September 2 a federal judge in Detroit threw out the only jury conviction the Justice Department has obtained on a terrorism charge since 9/11.
It was an odd dream: The Bush twins were ten feet tall and peering in my window. They were snickering. "We had a hamster too..." they were saying, as though it were the merriest of threats.
The bloody end to the hostage crisis in Beslan resulted in unfathomable human suffering.
Sacred violence, again unleashed in 2001, could prove as destructive as in 1096.
More than a thousand days have passed since September 11, 2001, yet the wounds are still raw.
The color of emergency alerts does not matter if the people producing the alerts cannot be trusted.
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.