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"The enemies of a free Iraq have lost their leader," said George Bush following the capture of Saddam Hussein.

The last time I saw pictures of a man in need of a haircut being displayed as a trophy of the American Empire it was Che Guevara, stretched out dead on a table in Vallegrande, a village in the Bo

To: Commander, Coalition Forces
From: Karl Rove, Supreme Commander

The capture of Saddam Hussein is being treated as a celebratory occasion, but it is one that the Bush Administration might come to regret.

To Londoners, even many who did not oppose the war, Bush's visit felt like an assertion of absolute, arrogant power.

In the end, Tony Blair had nothing to fear but fear itself. As the
Labour Party assembled for its annual conference here on Britain's
Yiddish Riviera, the news looked grim.

There's been scant notice of refugees being brutally driven out of Chechnya.

Venezuela appeared to take a couple of steps closer to a recall
referendum on the presidency of Hugo Chávez in recent weeks, but
there is little chance that he will be removed by elector

With its daily dominance of the headlines and a stellar cast from the
worlds of government, secret intelligence and the media, the Hutton
inquiry, playing here until the end of the month, is ea

Blogs

On Afghanistan withdrawal, Congress may be catching up with the American people—though not fast enough.

December 5, 2011

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, reflections on glasnost's fate.

November 14, 2011

Why does the mainstream media assume that a Putin presidency would have a detrimental effect on both the Russian people and American diplomacy?

October 18, 2011

When it comes to a financial transactions tax, European conservatives and American nurses are way ahead of President Obama.

October 5, 2011

President Ahmadinejad tells NBC that he’ll pardon the hikers, freeing them in two days. I’m cautiously optimistic.

 

September 13, 2011

Both Pakistan and President Karzai are sabotaging US talks with the Taliban.

August 30, 2011

Russia and South Africa try to mediate an end to Obama’s war in Libya.

July 5, 2011

Ollanta Humala's defeat of Keiko Fujimori in a run-off election is a victory for progressives and for Brazil. But can Humala bring about “growth with social inclusion”?

June 7, 2011

How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes.

May 24, 2011

Bibi's ace-in-the-hole? Dennis Ross.

May 21, 2011