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  • April 24, 2003

    War Profiteering

    Even before US troops arrived in Baghdad, looting broke out--in Washington.

    The Editors

  • April 17, 2003

    On The Halliburton Corporation’s Iraq Contracts

    A lot of folks die.
    At last the war ends.
    The world is made safe
    For Dick Cheney's friends.

    Calvin Trillin

  • April 10, 2003

    The Reckoning in Iraq

    Emerging from their meeting in Belfast the day before US forces announced Baghdad had fallen, George W.

    The Editors


  • April 10, 2003

    Unfit to Be King

    He might have the toughest detail this war has to offer.

    Geoffrey Gray

  • February 20, 2003

    Why International Law Matters

    Pre-emptive war flagrantly contradicts the UN's legal framework.

    Richard Falk

  • September 5, 2002

    War Against Iraq: The Context

    The terrorism war begins to sag.
    The perpetrator we were meant to bag
    Remains at large, and wartime fervor fades.
    Then Bush and all his hawkish White House aides
    Drop sanctions as the way to tame Iraq
    And say, "Without delay, we must attack."
    If that war sags, there's still a backup plan.
    It's war without delay against Iran.
    And when the zest for that war, too, has faded?
    That's easy: North Korea gets invaded.
    But then it's hard to think of what to do.
    Destroy Bahrain? Bomb France? Invade Peru?

    Calvin Trillin

  • June 27, 2002

    The New Bush Doctrine

    Fighting terrorism requires new thinking but not a US imperial role.

    Richard Falk

  • June 20, 2002

    War on Iraq Is Wrong

    If the Bush Administration has its way, Iraq will be the first test of its new doctrine of pre-emption. To adopt such a destabilizing strategy is profoundly contrary to our interests and endangers our security.

    The Editors