Bob Dreyfuss

Bob Dreyfuss is an independent journalist based in New York City and Cape May, New Jersey. For the past twenty-five years, he’s written extensively on politics and national security for a wide range of publications. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Nation, The American Prospect, Mother Jones, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, Slate, Salon, and many other magazines and websites.

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Monday, February 23, 2009
Afghan-Pakistan War Council
Team Obama will be holding a war council of sorts this week, as top Pakistani and Afghan officials come to Washington as part of Obama's ongoing review of the conflict. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Afghan Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta will meet with, among others, Hillary Clinton, Robert Gates, Richard Holbrooke, and Bruce Riedel, who's coordinating the administration's rethink. A whole passel of military officials from the region will be here, too.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"Barack of Afpakia"
Today's Wall Street Journal suggests that if President Obama pursues his plans for stepping up the war in Afghanistan, he'll have to fall back on the support of "Bush Republicans and neocons." In its lead editorial, it says:
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
No Quick Fix for FATA
Yesterday, at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, a bright-eyed young Pakistani man, dressed in a brown cap and brown robe, and sporting long stringy hair and a beard, pointed the way out of the Afghan-Pakistan quagmire. If only Washington were listening.
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Monday, February 02, 2009
Sunnis, Nationalists Make Gains in Iraq
Preliminary, mostly leaked, results from the elections in Iraq suggest a tectonic shift away from ultrareligious Shiite parties and separatist Kurds, with nationalists, secular parties, Sunnis, and Prime Minister Maliki all making huge gains.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Iraq's Election: What to Watch For
The following is an election guide to Saturday's provincial elections in Iraq. Thursday and Friday I will report on interviews with two spokesmen for opposing sides of the vote.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Obama: Declare an End To 'The War on Terror'
The Middle East looms large for Barack Obama, and in Washington it's clear that the seething arc of crises from Gaza and Lebanon through Iraq and Iran into Afghanistan and Pakistan won't let Obama ignore the region from Day One. Starting today, and continuing for the rest of this week, I'm presenting a series of pieces about Obama's Middle East. Today, we start with the so-called War on Terror .
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Monday, January 05, 2009
Bush's Last War Crime?
The Israeli invasion of Gaza, launched Saturday, might very well be George W. Bush's last and final war crime. For eight years, Bush has coupled unparalled ignorance of the Middle East with supreme arrogance. It is precisely that deadly combination of ignorance and arrogance that is on display now, as a politically motivated Israeli invasion of Gaza unfolds with the full support of the Bush administration.
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Monday, August 18, 2008
McCain, Circa 2003
There's yet to be a solid, point-by-point effort to expose John McCain's pre-2003 views on Iraq, when (along with his neocon advisers and cheerleaders) he led the charge to Baghdad. Barack Obama, so concerned about how to end the war in Iraq, seems to have forgotten the importance of questioning how it began , especially McCain's pernicious role.
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Friday, August 08, 2008
McCain the Antichrist?
Biblical scholars in Colorado Springs have uncovered startling evidence that Senator John McCain may be the Antichrist. Their conclusions, while highly controversial, may have a dramatic impact on the 2008 elections, since many Bible-believing Christians have already expressed doubts about McCain's fealty to Christianity. The analysis was conducted by the respected True Bible Society, and it will be published next month in the End Times Journal .
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Friday, August 01, 2008
The Crisis in Pakistan
Here's a choice for would be foreign policy makers: is the solution to the current crisis in Pakistan (a) a comprehensive Pakistan-India accord, with full Iranian and Russian support, to strengthen Pakistan's civilian government and assert civilian control over Pakistan's rogue ISI intelligence agency, or (b) stepped-up US military intervention in Afghanistan, unilateral US strikes into Pakistan's lawless border areas in the northwest, and thuggish American threats aimed at Pakistan's fledging regime?
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