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September 21, 2007
Blackwater: Hired Guns, Above the Law
Acting with impunity and immune from prosecution, a shadow army funded by US taxpayers is fueling the spiraling violence in Iraq.
September 19, 2007
The Mercenary Factor
Who elected Blackwater and other hired guns to rule the world? The banning of Blackwater in Iraq sheds more light on the checkbook imperialism fueling Bush's state of perpetual war.
September 6, 2007
Why We’re Losing the War on Terror
Going on the offensive has only made us more vulnerable.
June 27, 2007
Dire predictions aside, it's not too late for a unified, nationalist Iraq to emerge from the rubble.
March 1, 2007
Who Will Get the Oil?
War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.
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January 19, 2006
Pity the Region
The Great War for Civilization
criticizes a self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive justice in the Middle East.
Augustus Richard Norton
January 10, 2006
Pacifying Iraq: Insurgent Scenarios
In informal but politically credible ways, factions of Iraq's armed national resistance are developing scenarios for an honorable withdrawal of US troops and a shared set of demands that could lead to peace.
December 29, 2005
Language of the Heart
We need to learn a new language of peace and love that we can speak, even shout, to our leaders who only understand the language of greed and murder.
October 26, 2005
The Question of Kurdistan
The Kurds have almost no natural resources and suffer from a culture of corruption. But their call for autonomy is a serious threat to the building of a united Iraq.
October 20, 2005
Pyrrhic Victory in Iraq
For Iraqis fed up with the violence and chaos of the occupation, passage of the new Constitution is just one more US-imposed measure that will set the stage for civil war.