Richard W. Behan

Richard W. Behan

Richard W. Behan is a retired professor of natural resource policy at the University of Montana.. Through 2009 he contributed 40-some essays to various internet websites, critical of the the Bush Administration's criminality. The nature of George Bush's wars has become a political issue once more, prompting him to take to the keyboard again. He can be reached at rwbehan@comcast.net

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
The Audacity of Hype
President Obama's West Point speech was a brutal disappointment. Arguing to escalate the Afghan war, the President simply parroted the exaggerations, deceptions, and lies George Bush used so effectively in launching it.
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Monday, September 22, 2008
The $700 Billion Wall Street Bailout: One More Weapon of Mass Deception
Not since the Bush Administration's lies about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction" have the American people been so despicably misled. The Bush Administration's proposal to buy, with taxpayers' money, $700 billion of toxic liabilities from the corporate financial titans of Wall Street is a fraud. It is by no means necessary, as Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson claims in the agency's Fact Sheet, "...to promote market stability, and help protect American families and the U.S. economy."
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Democrats Live the Lie - to Their Peril and to the Nation's
The timid, equivocating, and compromising behavior of the Democrats today-in Congress and among the "top tier" presidential candidates-is despicable, arguably criminal, and gravely dangerous to their political ambitions and to the nation's future. The Democrats will not confront and discredit the...
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Friday, April 06, 2007
The Complicity of Congress in a Criminal War
The US Congress has gone beyond compliance with George Bush's illegal war, and is now technically an accomplice-it is assisting with full knowledge in the perpetration of a crime. Congress has attained this status through two grave errors, one of omission and one of commission. The Error of Commission
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Friday, March 30, 2007
George Bush's Land Mine:
George Bush has a land mine planted in the supplemental appropriation legislation working its way through Congress. The Iraq Accountability Act passed by the House and the companion bill passed in the Senate contain deadlines for withdrawing our troops from Iraq, in open defiance of the President's repeated objections.
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Sunday, December 03, 2006
The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War
George W. Bush, who proudly claimed the mantle of “war president,” was keenly rebuked in the recent mid-term election. The event was notable, but it merely continued the surreal politics of premeditated war—a politics that has dominated the last six bizarre, hideous years of our nation’s history...
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Saturday, September 30, 2006
How George Bush Admitted His War Crimes
It was brilliantly deceptive, trumping even his orchestrated dishonesty in leading us to war. Buried in the 94 pages of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 - the "detainee act" or the "torture bill" - the Bush Administration tacitly admits it has committed war crimes. There is no question war...
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Thursday, November 06, 2003
A Citizen's Challenge to the Democratic Presidential Candidates
Emboldened by the success of inciting nationwide fear to justify it, George W. Bush is squandering American blood and treasure in a fraudulent war. His willful and overt betrayal of the public trust is unprecedented, and it should become the transcendent issue of the presidential campaign. Never...
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Thursday, December 26, 2002
Sing, Dance, Rejoice—Corporate Personhood Is Doomed
Unequal Protection may prove to be the most significant book in the history of corporate personhood, a doctrine which dates to 1886. For 116 years, corporate personhood has been scrutinized and criticized, but never seriously threatened. Now Thom Hartmann has discovered a fatal legal flaw in its...
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Wednesday, December 11, 2002
The Storm That Threatens Is Not What Kenneth Pollack Thinks
Now, the face that I see in my mirror More and more is a stranger to me. More and more I can see there’s a danger In becoming what I never thought I’d be. --from a John Denver song With broomstick rifles and saucepan helmets, American boys growing up during World War II imitated, in their back...
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