Robert Parry

Robert Parry

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, was written with two of his sons, Sam and Nat. His two previous books are Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq and Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & 'Project Truth'.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Warriors of the Mainstream Media
The New York Times and the Washington Post both believe that the United States should have begun bombing Libya before the United Nations Security Council approved the mission – a sign that the two preeminent American newspapers continue their slide into neoconservatism .
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Protecting Libyan Civilians, Not Others
Even if you think that the incipient Libyan civil war was an unfolding humanitarian tragedy that justified some international intervention, it is hard not to take note of the endless double standards and selective outrage that pervade U.S. foreign policy.
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Sunday, March 06, 2011
Bush's Interrogators Stressed Nudity
Consortiumnews.com Editor’s Note: The disclosure that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning was subjected to seven hours of forced nudity on Wednesday – amid new pressures aimed at getting him to identify others involved in the WikiLeaks case – recalled how the Bush administration used nudity and other abusive tactics to break down “war on terror” detainees. In 2004, the CIA told President George W.
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Does Sanity Matter?
As satire has done through the ages, Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" has found a comedic way to focus national attention on a serious issue: Will the United States begin acting like a responsible force in the world or will it continue to wander off into its own ghastly dreamscape? Millions of Americans have responded positively to Stewart's message, with thousands arriving from all over the country to take part in Stewart's semi-serious rally at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday.
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Friday, October 15, 2010
The 'Teach-the-Dems-a-Lesson' Myth
If my e-mail inbox is any indication, many American progressives plan to use the Nov. 2 election as an opportunity to “teach the Democrats a lesson” by either not voting or casting ballots for third parties, even if this contributes to the expected Republican (and Tea Party) landslide.
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Friday, September 17, 2010
America's Decoupling from Reality
As Election Day 2010 approaches – as the United States wallows in the swamps of war, recession and environmental degradation – the consequences of the nation’s three-decade-old decoupling from reality are becoming painfully obvious.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
NYT Pushes Confrontation with Iran
Apparently having learned no lessons from the Iraq WMD debacle, the New York Times is pushing for a heightened confrontation with Iran, slipping into the same kind of hysteria that it and other major U.S. news organizations displayed in 2002 and 2003. In its latest neocon-styled editorial - commenting on a new critical report about Iran's growing truculence toward nuclear inspectors - the Times concluded with this judgment:
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Saturday, September 04, 2010
CIA's 'Red Cell' Hypocrisy on Terror
The Central Intelligence Agency has scoffed at an internal memo that cites a few terrorist acts by some American citizens as possibly causing foreign nations to see the United States as an "exporter of terrorism." The CIA notes that the paper came from its "red cell" analysts who are assigned to "think outside the box" to "provoke thought."
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Itching to Fight Another Muslim Enemy
If you read the major American newspapers or watch the propaganda on cable TV, it's pretty clear that the U.S. foreign policy Establishment is again spoiling for a fight, this time in Iran. Just as Iraq's Saddam Hussein was the designated target of American hate in 2002 and 2003, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is playing that role now. Back then, any event in Iraq was cast in the harshest possible light; today, the same is done with Iran.
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Monday, March 22, 2010
NYT Admits Getting Duped on ACORN
The New York Times admits, sort of, that it got duped by right-wing propagandists who appear to have succeeded in a plot to destroy ACORN, an organization that has aided and defended the poor and powerless across the United States for four decades.
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