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Iraq and the Neocons: The Sequel

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Neocons and elite media personalities who got everything wrong on Iraq now darken my TV screen telling me to ignore the invasion, the eight-year occupation, the lies about weapons of mass destruction, "mushroom clouds" becoming "smoking guns," the torture at Abu Ghraib prison and everything else, and pretend the war started with General David Petraeus's miraculous "surge" where everything was wonderful in Iraq until the "dove" Obama pulled the plug. It's a nice narrative if your goal is partisan advantage, but like so much else we've heard from policy elites regarding Iraq, it has nothing to do with reality.

After Iraq, Climbing Out of the Moral Abyss

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

Not since the American Civil War has the U.S citizenry had to endure such horrors. Yet discussion of these repercussions is noticeably absent as we still struggle to understand the scope of the Iraq war and what all of its lies have wrought.

Afghan War Rationale Questioned By Some Key Strategists: Analysis

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Mar 28 (IPS) - The argument for deeper U.S. military commitment to the Afghan War invoked by President Barack Obama in his first major pol...

Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack: There They Go Again

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

In today's New York Times, Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack make their same tired argument for permanently occupying Iraq they've been making for the last five years.

John McCain Receives A Love Letter From Adam Nagourney and Michael Cooper

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

About 2/3 of the New York Times' McCain piece is literally stenography. Just because a candidate compares himself to Theodore Roosevelt doesn't mean that prominent reporters should help him do it.