Sam Husseini

Sam Husseini

Sam Husseini is a writer and political activist. He is the communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a D.C.-based nonprofit group that promotes progressive experts as alternative sources for mainstream media reporters. He tweets @samhusseini

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Sunday, December 18, 2005
Pre-script of Bush's Oval Office Address Tonight: "Please Forgive Me"
Oval Office, the White House 9:01 P.M. EST, Dec. 18, 2005 My fellow citizens -- and fellow citizens of the world -- tonight I want to speak to you from my heart about the war in Iraq and the direction of my presidency. The last time I spoke to you from this room, I told you that I had ordered the...
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Friday, November 11, 2005
Zarqawi and Bush Bomb Because We Let Them
A group calling itself "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" has reportedly claimed responsibility for the bombings in Jordan; the group is headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who takes his name from the impoverished town of Zarqa in Jordan where he was born. I visited the place when I was in Jordan earlier this year. I...
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Monday, September 19, 2005
Iraq: The Exit Strategy
In the days after 9/11 I was on a couple of panels about the attacks. Several months later while doing a vanity Google search I came across a falsified depiction of what I said in a magazine called Reason which purports to be in favor of human freedom. The thrust of the article was that people who...
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Saturday, May 07, 2005
Toward Global Dialogue: Can We Talk?
DAMASCUS, SYRIA –- "Can I use your first name in an article that I write?" I asked. "Yes, my name is 'S-A-P'" came the reply. That's how my evening of talking with young "South Park"-watching Syrians ended as I leave this country after a brief stay. There was obviously no illusion about Syria being...
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Sunday, March 09, 2003
Follow the Policy: Why So Long for Iraq to Comply?
"It's been 12 years. Why hasn't Saddam Hussein complied?" So many ask. "Follow the money" it's been said is the way to get at the truth. It's a good adage, but in this case: Follow the policy. In his report Friday, UNMOVIC head Hans Blix claimed that "If Iraq had provided the necessary cooperation...
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Saturday, February 15, 2003
Compass Roses: From the Seeds of Antiwar to the Flowering of Global Democracy
As Bush plunges us into war, he forces our hands. He forces our hands to reach out to our neighbors to talk to them about war, to share information not polluted with propaganda. He forces our hands to join with others around this world and the vast majority who do not want war. He forces our hands...
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Sunday, October 29, 2000
A New Way To Vote -- As A Duet
Come election day, millions may vote for George W. Bush and Al Gore while not believing in them. Doubtlessly, some will vote for one of these two enthusiastically, but sometimes it seems neither of these candidates has inspired many beyond their immediate family and those on their campaign payroll...
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Wednesday, October 18, 2000
U.S. Abdicates Justice
President Clinton said he wants to break the "cycle of violence" between the Israelis and Palestinians, but his refusal to do justice actually plants the seeds of oppression and violence. Shortly after the Israeli military began killing scores of Palestinians, the United Nations Security Council...
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Thursday, July 27, 2000
Palestine: No Less Than Equal Partners
While the United States and Israel boast of their democratic values, they continue to wreak havoc on Palestinian self-determination, as the Palestinian Authority is pressured, cajoled and offered inducements to accept agreements that most Palestinians clearly do not want. This is not to say that...
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