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Iraq, The Vets' View: A Reckless Minority of Troops Has Declared War On All Iraqis.
After four years of war, most Americans still remain sheltered from the day-to-day realities of the occupation of Iraq, especially its effects on Iraqis. With reporter Laila Al-Arian, I spent the last few months interviewing 50 combat veterans, and in thousands of pages of transcripts, they told a...
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The Other War: Iraq Vets Bear Witness
Over the past several months The Nation has interviewed fifty combat veterans of the Iraq War from around the United States in an effort to investigate the effects of the four-year-old occupation on average Iraqi civilians. These combat veterans, some of whom bear deep emotional and physical scars...
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Wolfowitz - Return to Sender?
OAKLAND, Calif. - Recently forced out as president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, one of the primary architects of U.S. President George W. Bush's Iraq war, is heading back to familiar surroundings. And the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the United States' premier...
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Moving Beyond Kyoto
NASHVILLE -- We -- the human species -- have arrived at a moment of decision. It is unprecedented and even laughable for us to imagine that we could actually make a conscious choice as a species, but that is nevertheless the challenge that is before us. Our home -- Earth -- is in danger. What is at...
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Guantánamos Across America
Toughness is the watchword in immigration policy these days. When you combine the new toughness with same-old bureaucratic indolence and ineptitude, you get a situation like that described by Nina Bernstein in The Times yesterday. She wrote about how the boom in immigration detention — the nation's...
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A Drive For Global Domination Has Put Us In Greater Danger
Moral Authority, Which Is Our Greatest Source of Strength, Has Been Recklessly Put at Risk by This Wilful President
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'The Darkest Moment In Palestinian History'
By The Dead Sea, Jordan - When "The World Economic Forum On The Middle East" planned its conference it could not have foretold that the intra-Arab conflict in Gaza, the Israeli air strikes on that most miserable of places, and the rocket rain on Israel, would pollute the forum like a poison fog,...
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Why Fearless Leaders are Something to Dread
LONDON - The painful unraveling over the last year of the public and private lives of one of the UK's most iconic businessmen, Lord Browne, is a sobering example of the pitfalls of the cult of leadership. Raising expectations far beyond the capacity of one human to fulfill them - neither BP's...
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Congress Considers Broadening Justice Department Inquiry
WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators are beginning to focus on accusations that a top civil rights official at the Justice Department illegally hired lawyers based on their political affiliations, especially for sensitive voting rights jobs. Two former department lawyers told McClatchy...
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World Bank May Target family Planning
WASHINGTON - Under beleaguered President Paul D. Wolfowitz, the World Bank may be scaling back its long-standing support for family planning, which many countries consider essential to women's health and the fight against AIDS.In an internal e-mail, the bank's team leader for Madagascar indicated...
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