All Articles on War & Peace

Members of the Pakistan American Council of Texas and the Houston chapter of Tehreek-e-Insaaf protest outside the Pakistani Consulate in northwest Houston, some 8,000 miles from their homeland. Views
The Battle for Pakistan
The imposition of martial law under the garb of emergency should make it abundantly clear to everyone that dictators cannot afford even a semblance of either an independent judicial system or a free media. And neither can the assortment of criminals camouflaged as politicians who collaborate with...
Read more
President George W. Bush and President Pervez Musharraf, of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Views
Pakistan, Prince of Denmark
The only way to explain why the US and its allies do not abandon a leader who is less popular with his people than the terrorist whom he is being paid billions to hunt is that the people of Pakistan are considered irrelevant in discussions about Pakistan. At about every 20-year interval, the west...
Read more
Views
Déjà Vu All Over Again
The US is smearing IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei for not finding evidence of Iranian nuclear weapons. Sound familiar?
Read more
Views
War IS a Women's Issue, Senator Clinton
I spoke with Senator Clinton back in 2006, when I spent almost three months spearheading Operation House Call , a daily vigil in the summer sauna of Capitol Hill, with a growing number of combat boots representing what Congress's decision to "stay the course" in Iraq was costing our troops. The...
Read more
Views
Democrats Live the Lie - to Their Peril and to the Nation's
The timid, equivocating, and compromising behavior of the Democrats today-in Congress and among the "top tier" presidential candidates-is despicable, arguably criminal, and gravely dangerous to their political ambitions and to the nation's future. The Democrats will not confront and discredit the...
Read more
Views
A Tortured Stance on Torture
In half a century of reporting around the world, I have found that there was usually a feeling that the United States stood for standards of liberty, human rights, and the dignity of mankind. The Bush administration has taken us off that gold standard and drained away much of that reservoir of...
Read more
Views
The War Resisters League Bestows Its Peace Award.
Frida Berrigan, a member of the WRL's National Committee, introduced the award with these words: There are many jokes about lawyers... What do you call ten lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start. Why won't sharks attack lawyers? Professional courtesy. This country loves to hate its...
Read more
Views
When Mental Healthcare Goes AWOL
America must quit treating its National Guardsmen and reserves like second-class soldiers. To an unprecedented extent, President Bush has been relying on the men and women of our National Guard to help fight his war in Iraq. Today, they make up approximately 20 percent of the force, down from a...
Read more
Views
Protest the War in September, and October, and ...
The remark of a friend with an abiding interest in the Holocaust was still ringing in my ears as I attended my first meeting of the San Francisco chapter of Iraq Moratorium. She had recently said that what struck her most on seeing "The Lives of Others," last year's Academy Award-winning film about...
Read more
Sentient World Simulation Views
Welcome to the Jungle: US Military Psychological Operations and You
"...the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other." - Benjamin Franklin, 1787 They say that if you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water it will immediately jump out, but that if you raise the pot's heat gradually, the frog won't react. The US...
Read more

Pages