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Bush War on Terror

Was ISIS George and Dick's 'Gift' to the World?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Had George and Dick not decided on their "cakewalk" in Iraq, ISIS would have been an unlikely possibility, no matter the ethnic and religious tensions in the region. They essentially launched the drive that broke state power there and created the kind of vacuum that a movement like ISIS was so horrifically well-suited to fill.

Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

Patrick Cockburn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Patrick Cockburn

The U.S. has ensured that ISIS can reinforce its fighters in Iraq from Syria and vice versa. So far, Washington has been successful in escaping blame for the rise of ISIS by putting all the blame on the Iraqi government. In fact, it has created a situation in which ISIS can survive and may well flourish.

Creating Enemies the American Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In reality, they launched an overblown war not so much "on" terror, but "of" terror, one that, in place after place, from Afghanistan to Somalia, Pakistan to parts of Africa, destabilized regions and laid the basis for a spreading jihadist movement.

Why We've Lost the War on Terror

Jess Coleman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

What Americans and world citizens have gone through in the past decade has been excruciating. But when did it become acceptable or rational for government to use grief as an excuse to trample on our rights?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Debt?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans are using the debt as an excuse to demolish the US social compact and give free rein to wealthy individuals and corporations. But let's be clear: the US is not broke.

Ten Unsolved Mysteries In The 'War On Terror' | Jane Mayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The first year of the Obama Administration is almost over, yet many mysteries surrounding the so-called "dark side" of the "war on terror" remain unso...

Keep Your Shoes On: A Modest Proposal for Rational Airport Security

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

The rest of the world is laughing at us. Literally, in some cases -- when I reflexively took my shoes off at a security line in Berlin, the guard chuckled. Stupid American.

"Obama Effect" On Muslim World Falling As Terrorism Rises

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A new report from the American Security Project, "Are We Winning? Measuring Progress in the War on Terror: An Interim Update", outlines troubling glob...

From Bush's War to Obama's War to My War

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stewart Nusbaumer

The Obama administration's strategic review promises to refocus the mission of our troops. It will be "bye" to American cowboys blasting away, and hello to counterinsurgency's softer power.

Obama's War On Terror May Resemble Bush's In Some Areas | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as it pulls back from harsh interrogations and other sharply debated aspects of George W. Bush's "war on terrorism," the Obama admi...

Obama May Abandon Bush's "War On Terror" Phrase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In another effort to undo the legacy of George W. Bush's presidency, the Obama administration is searching for alternatives to the term "war on terror...

Bush Administration Escalates War On Terror In Final Days

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Sunday, U.S. helicopters accompanied by a special forces team struck in Sukkariyeh, Syria, just over the border from Iraq. It was a raid with enorm...