The Brass on Iraq
With the Army Times calling for Donald Rumsfelds resignation, will the Joint Chiefs of Staff have the courage to speak out against the errors of the Iraq War?
Oil or Atoms?
In the upcoming U.S. elections, will voters be eyeing the price of gas or the gathering storm over Iran?
No Standards, No Accountability
In 1996, the United States designed a law to combat war crimes. That same law has now come back to haunt the Bush administration.
Gaza and Lebanon: Connecting the Dots
Israel starts a war to gain greater security while the United States backs an attack against two nascent democracies to promote democracy in the Middle East.
Repairing a Broken Iraq
The new Iraqi amnesty plan is designed to end the insurgency and knit together the country. The lessons of 1863 suggest otherwise.
Iraq–Fool Me Twice
In October 2002 the White House deceived the Congress and the public, inducing Congress–in the administration’s interpretation–to abandon its constitutional responsibilities in matters of war-making.
Military Kills Al-Zarqawi; Political Scene Filling In; Time for U.S. Focus on Exit
The death of al-Zarqawi is an opportunity to re-evaluate U.S. strategy in Iraq.
Reclaiming the City on the Hill
If the budget represents, in Joseph Schumpeter’s phrase, “the skeleton of the state stripped of all misleading ideologies” then the Bush administration’s current budget reflects the interests of those who would trample on the public-spirited vision of Puritan John Winthrop’s image of the “city on a hill.”
A Forensic Anatomy of the Strategy for ‘Victory’
Has the President now given a definition of victory in Iraq?
So Why DID Support for War Go South?
In 1954 and 1968, respected arbiters of truth–Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, respectively–cut through public fear to open the way for a change in public discourse and accountability from leaders who had exploited public trust. In 2005, Representative Murtha may be the decisive voice for the truth that restores the most fundamental necessity of democracy: a well-informed public.
Iraq Strategy: Still AWOL, Still Costly
Bush calls Iraq ??the central front in the war on terror.?? Nowhere does he acknowledge that before March 20, 2003, no al-Qaida or other non-Iraqis were fighting in Iraq.
In an article posted on the History News Network website in early January, freelance writer Rachel Neuwirth asks, ??Why is it that people are proposing a Middle East peace plan that will make Judea and Samaria Judenrein–the Nazi term for a place with no Jews???
When “Scores” Count
September turned out to be a tragic escalation over preceding months in the multinational reach and catastrophic scale of exclusively human violence.
Iraq and the U.S. Legacy
To date, efforts by the U.S. to recreate a stable, new order that incorporates the best traditions and practices of the past, nourishes expectations for the future, and meets the immediate needs of the population, have lagged significantly.
"Play it Again, George"
As evidenced by George Bush’s second inaugural speech, the administration seems not to have shifted either its thinking or how it expresses its policies.
The Iraq-U.S. Second Anniversary
The Iraq War launched by the Bush administration 24 months ago is draining lives–U.S., Iraqi, and others–and treasure that should be devoted to other human needs.
Democracy Demands Accountability
In the past 17 months, President Bush has undertaken a concerted effort to wrap his foreign policy in the folds of freedom and democracy.