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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.

Ever since the September 11 commission stated authoritatively what everyone knew already, namely that there is no evidence that Al Qaeda was in business with Saddam Hussein, a debate of a most pe

The commission's report starts anew
Nanny's fairy tales, worthy of Pooh.
For the contrary facts that accrue
Can do nothing to change Cheney's view.

Let's not be naïve. Presidents, like diplomats, at times go forth and lie for their country.

If there was ever any doubt, it is now clear that the torture at Abu Ghraib cannot be dismissed as the actions of a few bad actors.

A political slogan is not a strategy for national defense.

In his now-famous report on Abu Ghraib prison, Maj. Gen.

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

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More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

The orthodox American policy is that if challenged, the US must go to war to prove itself, to show the world it is still Superman and willing to shed blood and treasure to defend that franchise.

September 4, 2014

And the only government official who went to jail for it was the whistleblower who exposed it.

August 12, 2014

Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 2014

A new play by George Brant brings home the human costs of America’s remote killing machine.

January 14, 2014

The former Pentagon lawyer will be dealing with cybersnooping, immigration and border security.

October 17, 2013

Backing Al Qaeda in Syria while fighting it in Iraq? And launching random drones in Yemen?

August 12, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the president has only increased the scope of our global program to detain and torture people.

April 24, 2013