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Fired Up: Obama's New Foreign Policy

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jacob Heilbrunn

For too long, Bush allowed America's foes to dictate events by refusing to engage them. Obama is taking the opposite approach.

Air America Poll: 90% Want Bush Crimes Investigation

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Air America conducted a poll that asked a question raised by Time Magazine's Joe Klein: "Should Obama pardon George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick...

Jason Linkins

Donald Rumsfeld Struggles To Board Bus | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the unseen costs of Tom Daschle using up all of America's car services is that ordinary war-mongering political has-beens are forced to fend fo...

Bush War Crimes: European Activists Call For Bush To Be Tried For Torture

Inter Press Service | By Julio Godoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN, Feb 2 (IPS) - Now that former U.S. president George W. Bush is an ordinary citizen again, many legal and human rights activists in Europe are ...

A New Approach to Terrorism

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

A war on terror which undermines the most basic values of society -- life, liberty, the rule of law -- is not worth waging if we end up creating a society which mirrors the repression we battled in the first place.

Psychotic Reaction

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

"Doubt is to certainty as neurosis is to psychosis. The neurotic is in doubt and has fears about persons and things; the psychotic has convictions and...

Obama Lawyers Set To Defend Bush 'Torture Memo' Author In Court

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Democratic legal circles, no attorney has been more pilloried than former Bush Justice Department official John Yoo, chief author of the so-called ...

Bush's Magical Mystery Tour

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

To the bitter end, George W. Bush is proving to anybody willing to listen that he is not only the worst president in United States history but also just a horrible human being.

Torture: A modest proposal

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

While the Bush administration has no doubt made errors in the course of its valiant attempts to protect us all, in one respect it has displayed admirable creativity, from which the Obama administration could benefit.

Seven Years of Guantanamo, Seven Years of Torture and Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Seven years later, it should be abundantly clear that none of the defenders of Guantanamo who indulged in hysterical rhetoric had any idea what they were talking about.

Bush Singles Out "Outstanding" Rumsfeld For Praise

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush praised his oft-criticized former Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld as "outstanding" in front of a military crowd on Tuesday. Bush, at...

Could Gitmo Get Worse? The Policy Implications of Executive Accountability

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

If we can't attain a national consensus against surveillance trampling the rights of every American, what hope exists of a progressive consensus emerging on torture or detention?

The Bush Presidency: Shakespearean Tragedy or Cruel Farce?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Unlike earlier failed presidents like Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, Bush does not seem to acknowledge or even recognize the destruction that he has wrought.

Holdovers: The Worst Rumsfeld Deputies Obama Is Stuck With

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Awkward as it may be, some of the Pentagon officials who contributed to the foreign-policy debacles of the last eight years that brought Barack Obama ...

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part One)

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Cheney's version of the truth on interrogations does not stand up to scrutiny, and features ten lies that should not be allowed to pass without further comment and analysis.

Condoleezza Rice Discusses Shouting Matches With Rumsfeld

CBS/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will appear on CBS "Sunday Morning" this weekend. Here is a preview of the interview, courtesy of CBS, in which Ri...

Biden On Prosecution Of Bush Officials: "Not Ruling It Out"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopolous, Joe Biden said he was 'not ruling out' prosecutions for Bush administration officials over tortu...

Another Big Test for Obama

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

On the heels of a bipartisan Congressional report blaming high-level officials of the Bush Administration for employing harsh interrogation techniques...

A History of Music Torture in the "War on Terror"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

U.S. military personnel were ordered to keep prisoners awake by blasting ear-splittingly loud music at them -- for days, weeks or even months on end -- at prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

Bush Ducks Flying Shoes -- Any Footwear for Donald Rumsfeld?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There are not enough shoes in the world to express adequately the outrages the world has endured from the Bush administration over the past eight years.

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...

Stop The Fake Outrage: Illinois Gov. Small Change Compared to Bush

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Yes, there should be headlines that say "Shame!" but this ignorant want-to-be-thug of a governor is a small fish a few states away from the mother of all corrupt ponds, Washington D.C.

Obama's New Power Troika Faces Crises Old and New

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

It may well be that General Jones, in what is frequently the geopolitical catbird seat as Obama's National Security Advisor, will emerge as the most influential figure of the new national security power troika.

Rumsfeld's Snow Job: Revises War Failures In Op-Ed

Slate | Fred Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Donald Rumsfeld is writing his memoirs, and if his op-ed in the Nov. 23 New York Times is any preview, it should be a classic of self-serving revision...

Former Rumsfeld Deputy Blasts Gates Pick

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Larry Di Rita, a close confidant of former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, criticized President-elect Barack Obama's expected retention of Defense ...