A few months ago, novelist Alan Furst, in one of those New York
Times "Writers on Writing" pieces, told how, on a magazine
assignment to the Soviet Union back in 1983, he suddenly discov
President Bush's recently announced strategic global doctrine, which for the first time justifies a preemptive US strike against any regime thought to possess weapons of mass destruction, makes a
(With apologies to Eddy Howard, and anybody who becomes collateral damage)
I suppose I can just about bear to watch the "inspections" pantomime a
So now it's official.
Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.
Extremist forces are making a comeback as American attention turns to Iraq.
When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.
A recent anniversary passed by without receiving much notice in
the mainstream media.
On the eve of the October 2002 vote to authorize the overthrow the government of Iraq by military force, a plea to members of Congress to reject Bush's pre-emptive war went unheeded.