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When Will US Women Demand Peace?
Whenever I travel to international gatherings to talk about the war in Iraq, economic development and women's rights, the question I get asked most frequently is: "Where are the women in the United States? Why aren't they rising up?" I hear it from women in Africa, who have lost funding for their...
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Jack Abramoff---lobbyist, con man, swindler, keeper of Washington’s buried skeletons---is singing. Views
The Crookedness of Congress is Nearing Exposure
A terror stalks the streets of Washington today the like of which has not been seen here since the War of 1812 when the British invaded the city and burned the White House. Jack Abramoff---lobbyist, con man, swindler, keeper of Washington’s buried skeletons---is singing. His opening number,...
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Imagine if in 2006...
As we close the year 2005, with war still raging in Iraq and lies still emanating from the White House, let's send out some positive vibes for the new year. In the spirit of planting our own "field of dreams... Imagine if, in 2006: - Every citizen against the war decides to attend a peace vigil. -...
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President George W. Bush poses with flight deck crew of the USS Abraham Lincoln May 1, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse Views
So Iraq Was a Good Idea After All?
For this, we’ve spent $200 billion to $300 billion, suffered 2,158 dead (and counting) and God knows how many thousands maimed?
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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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Iraq: The Coming Exit Strategy
The peace movement is struggling with success, as measured by public surveys favoring withdrawal alongside confusion about what’s next. The Democrats seem paralyzed by their anti-war past while hiding behind John Murtha. Meanwhile, events on the ground and assessments by US military commanders seem...
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Dissent Isn't Disloyal, Just Corrupt And Shameless
Don’t tell me about the need for national unity. The last thing we need right now is national unity. The urge for unity---sometimes confused with patriotism---is what silenced many Democrats and potential critics as Mr. Bush marched us off to war. While many of us were skeptical about the need for...
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The Man Who Sold the War
The road to war in Iraq led through many unlikely places. One of them was a chic hotel nestled among the strip bars and brothels that cater to foreigners in the town of Pattaya, on the Gulf of Thailand. On December 17th, 2001, in a small room within the sound of the crashing tide, a CIA officer...
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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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Support Our Troops
We see them every day on the back windows of SUVs, on the fuel doors of sedans--stickers and magnets that say "Support Our Troops." Sometimes they sport yellow ribbons; sometimes American flags. Often they are weathered, peeling off the metal or glass. We see them so often it's easy to tune them...
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