Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a bloody coup on
September 11, 1973, the Nixon Administration declared its support for
the "preservation of Chilean democracy." In
Editor's Note: The Nation gives its columnists the widest possible latitude and, as readers know, their views are not always those of the magazine. In this instance, however, the editor wants to go on record as disagreeing profoundly with the analogies made by Alexander Cockburn in this column.
New documents detail how Rumsfeld and Reagan let Iraq know it was just fine to keep using chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds.
Brilliant, spirited, but he's stayed too long.
"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.
The explosions in Istanbul during George W.
To Londoners, even many who did not oppose the war, Bush's visit felt like an assertion of absolute, arrogant power.