Did senior Bush officials blow the cover of a US intelligence officer
working covertly in a field of vital importance to national
security--and break the law--in order to strike at a Bush Admin
Peter Davis is on assignment in Iraq for The Nation.
The test of a great nation is whether it has the capacity to own up to
its mistakes and change course for the sake of the country and the
The hard lessons of Guantánamo have yet to be learned, while many of the old mistakes are being repeated.
A former US ambassador says Cheney and others knew the alleged Iraq uranium purchase was baseless long before Bush used it in his State of the Union speech
Although the laboriously negotiated and long-delayed Middle East "road map" received a diplomatic boost by the recent intervention of George W. Bush, the plan is replete with the same structural flaws that doomed the Oslo Accords.
Much of the talk in Europe these days--in newspaper offices, at dinner
parties, in foreign ministries--is about how the United States and
Britain were conned into going to war against Iraq, or
Canadians can't quite believe it. Suddenly, we're interesting.
Snoozing guards at Los Alamos, missing vials of plutonium oxide... Yes,
the headlines in late June were announcing "security lapses" again at
national labs and nuclear weapons plants.
Top intelligence experts now believe beret-fancying Iraqi dictator
Saddam Hussein died of complications from swallowing his mustache during
a US missile attack on his Baghdad bunker in March, b