All Articles on Dick Cheney

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Folly of Iraq Invasion Needs More Public Scrutiny
Ten years ago, on March 20, 2003, the administration of George W. Bush launched its disastrous invasion of Iraq. It's a war most Americans -- including many Republicans who enthusiastically supported it -- are working assiduously to forget. Not so fast. An examination of the lies, the hypocrisy and...
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Iraq: The Mother of All Battles
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War. In October, 2002, I wrote a cover-story about Iraq for the first issue of American Conservative Magazine, entitled “The March to Folly.” My article predicted the impending invasion of Iraq would be a disaster for all concerned. The only victor...
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Obama’s I’m-No-Dick-Cheney Standard for Government Secrecy
Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, upset about not being provided with memos containing the legal justification for targeted killing operations, such as drone strikes, was apparently told by President Barack Obama not to worry because he is not Vice President Dick Cheney. Politico...
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Theory of Relativity: Obama Defends Drone Secrecy by Arguing He Is Not This Piece of Pure Lying Evil
This week sees a jarring confluence of events: The 10-year anniversary of the debacle that was the Iraq War, the airing Friday of a new documentary on its chief architect, the snarling, lying, will-he-ever-go-away piece of pure evil Dick Cheney; and the surreal moment today when Obama reportedly...
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What If the Iranians Waterboarded an American?
Sometimes, the world can be such a simple, black-and-white sort of place. Let me give you an example. Imagine for a moment that the Iranians kidnap an American citizen from a third country . (If you prefer, feel free to substitute al-Qaeda or the North Koreans or the Chinese for the Iranians.) They...
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More Than the Sequester Clock Is Ticking
Last night, I underwent an unintentional thought experiment: My husband noticed there was no clock in my home office and offered to buy me one as a gift. That would be great, I said, just please don’t get one of those battery-driven clocks with their annoyingly loud tick-tock. No sooner had I said...
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Stirring International Tensions, Israel Green-Lights Oil Drilling in Occupied Syrian Territory
In a move that many anticipate will incite international protest, Israel has authorized oil drilling in the occupied Golan Heights territory, awarding the first contract to a US-Israeli energy firm. Considering the land's official status as an Israeli-occupied Syrian territory, awarding a drilling...
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Touré: America May Have Committed War Crimes Via Drone—but Keep Up Strikes Anyway
The MSNBC anchor adds, "I wonder if some in this nation are getting a little soft when they are defending the civil liberties of Al Qaeda members."
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America’s Global Torture Network
The title, “Globalizing Torture,” says it all. This meticulous accounting of the network of torture chambers that the United States has authorized in more than 54 nations is a damning indictment that should make all of us in this country cringe with shame. The report is a product of the Open...
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The Grilling that John Brennan Deserves
As Washington’s pundit class sees it, Defense Secretary-designee Chuck Hagel deserves a tough grilling over his hesitancy to go to war with Iran and his controversial detection of a pro-Israel lobby operating in the U.S. capital, but prospective CIA Director John Brennan should get only a few...
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