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The War to Start All Wars: The 25th Anniversary of the Forgotten Invasion of Panama
As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All Wars -- or at least the war that started all of Washington’s post-Cold War wars: the invasion of Panama. Twenty-five years ago this month, early on the morning of December 20,...
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Torturers Are Not Patriots
Torture is a crime under both American and international law. The Bush administration repeatedly broke the law from 2002 to 2006 by unleashing a wave of torture, kidnapping, and murder, all under the banner of its faux “war on terror.” “Terror” is a wonderfully useful propaganda term developed by...
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What "Both Sides" Are Ignoring: Torture Did Work... to Produce Iraq War
'The truth is that torture did work,' writes Husseini, 'but not the way its defenders claim. It worked to produce justifications for policies the establishment wanted, like the Iraq war.'
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The Neocons’ Grim ‘Victory’ in Iraq
Neocons do like to declare victory, especially regarding the Iraq War. So it came as no surprise that Paul Wolfowitz, apparently unimpressed by Iraq’s mounting crisis, regaled a recent panel discussion at the U.S.-Africa Summit with the blunt proclamation , “We have won it — in 2009.”...
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Anti-war protesters, wearing masks depicting former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, right, former U.S. President George W. Bush, center, and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, pose for photographers. (Photo: AP/Lefteris Pitarakis) Views
The Ghoulish Face of Empire
The black-clad fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sweeping a collapsing army and terrified Iraqis before them as they advance toward Baghdad , reflect back to us the ghoulish face of American empire. They are the specters of the hundreds of thousands of people we murdered in our...
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(Top left-clockwise) Paul Bremer; Bill O'Reilly with Charles Krauthammer; Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol. Views
Warning: Pundits and Partisans Are Up to Old Tricks in Iraq
In a column entitled “ Bush’s toxic legacy in Iraq ,” terrorism expert Peter Bergen writes about the origins of ISIS, “the brutal insurgent/terrorist group formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq.” Bergen notes that, “One of George W. Bush’s most toxic legacies is the introduction of al Qaeda into Iraq...
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A sign seen at a 2007 anti-war protest. (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) Views
Heed the Voices for Peace Amid the Tragedy of Iraq
It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. The militia group known as ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has swept across Iraq, conquering city after city...
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Who Won Iraq?
Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of Instability
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Debating Iraq in 2014: Wrong All Over Again
The crisis in Iraq has brought war back to the US airwaves. But if you were expecting a more robust discussion about US military action this time around, think again. The rule seems to be that if you were wrong in 2003, you're still an expert in 2014. Take the Sunday chat shows. On ABC 's This Week...
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National Endowment for Democracy: A Tool of US Empire in Venezuela
As protests have been taking place in Venezuela the last couple of weeks, it is always good to check on the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US Empire’s “stealth” destabilizer. What has the NED been up to in Venezuela? Before going into details, it is important to note what NED is and is...
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