All Articles on Dick Cheney

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The President's Prison
George Bush does not want to be rescued. The president has been told countless times, by a secretary of state, by members of Congress, by heads of friendly governments — and by the American public — that the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has profoundly damaged this nation's credibility as a...
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Afghanistan Proves It
What I often find most astonishing about the scorched earth tactics the regressive right uses to sell its policies is how utterly lame they are. Utterly, and embarrassingly lame. If you just stop to think for a moment about most of them, they are transparently foolish on their surface, and often...
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That Thin Line Between National Policy and Sheer Lunacy
GREAT NECK, N.Y. — Critics seem to think that Japan's recent effort to re-revise revised history, about its experiment in sexual slavery during World War II, is just a little bit wacky. However, as something of an old Japan hand — familiar with that nation's ongoing ambivalence about denying,...
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Class War in Conrad's Court
During the jury selection process at the Conrad Black fraud trial in Chicago, the judge polled potential jurors on their impressions of Black's home, Canada. "Socialist country," one replied. According to press accounts, Black, once the third-most-powerful press baron in the world, turned to his...
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Bush Doesn't Think Father Knows Best
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has told his sensitive father, former President George H.W. Bush, not to pay any attention to the news, especially all those painful Bush-bashing reports. In a recent interview with C-SPAN, the younger Bush said he is more concerned about his father "than I ever have...
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Whether 'Horseman' or '24': Hate Propaganda's No Fantasy
Four years ago an Egyptian satellite network aired a 41-part miniseries during Ramadan -- to guarantee maximum viewership -- called "Horse Without a Horseman," a history of the Middle East seen through the eyes of an Egyptian, set between 1855 and 1917, and based in good part on the "Protocols of...
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Deathtrap
"Who the hell is shooting at us?" a US soldier yelled last week. His platoon was in a strife-torn part of Baghdad, teamed with an Iraqi Army unit. Gunfire was coming from all directions. "Who's shooting at us? Do we know who they are?" My intention was to give readers of this column a break from...
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Congress Responds to Bush's Iraq Plea
On Wednesday, with the applause for his State of the Union speech just a fading memory, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave its answer to Bush's plea. By a 12-9 vote, the panel approved a non-binding resolution telling Bush that his plan to escalate the U.S. military presence in Iraq was "...
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Impeaching, Prosecuting Nixon Could Have Elevated the Nation
One of the high points of the U.S. media was the investigation into the Watergate scandal. Now, 30 years later, with President Ford's death, the media are contributing to the cover-up they once exposed. Most people get their news from television, yet there has hardly been any explanation of what...
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Powell, Baker, Hamilton -- Thanks for Nothing
When Colin Powell endorsed the Iraq Study Group report during his Dec. 17 appearance on "Face the Nation," it was another curtain call for a tragic farce. Four years ago, "moderates" like Powell were making the invasion of Iraq possible. Now, in the guise of speaking truth to power, Powell and ISG...
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