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War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

Brookings Loses Bid on Orszag but Takes Kagan From Carnegie

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Word has just reached us that Robert Kagan -- one of the top tier serious intellectuals among neoconservatives, and currently Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- is moving his franchise over to Brookings.

Christopher Hitchens: A Narcissistic Manchild

Ariel Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ariel Gonzalez

Hitchens views the world bichromatically, in black and white. Hitchens thrives on certainty. But there have been notable instances when he has demonstrated wishy-washiness.

Shadow Elite: Neocons, The Holocaust & Emergency Powers

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Democracy must be counted as one of the casualties of this new century's wars, and more broadly, of an era where an elite few have become masters at pressing their own self-interested agendas with impunity.

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Senator Bayh's Long Bye Bye

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Chacko

Sill Senator Bayh re-introduce his Bayh Amendment or just disappear into the night with that whole sorry episode forever as an albatross around his proverbial neck?

Shadow Elite: March to War -- The Neocon Playbook, Straight from the Soviet Bloc

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

Despite a new administration in Washington, not to mention the damage done to their credibility since the Iraq invasion, the Neocon core lives on, because networks like it are self-propelling and enduring.

ReThink Interview: Daniel Ellsberg -- the Most Dangerous Man in America Speaks, Part Two

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The second part of my interview with Daniel Ellsberg, the true American hero who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

Formerly-'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Details Congressional Blackmail, Bribery, Espionage, Corruption in Remarkable Videotaped Deposition

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly.

Paul Wolfowitz is Wrong on ForeignPolicy.com

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Gilfillan

I just finished reading Paul Wolfowitz' article on ForeignPolicy.com titled, "Think Again: Realism" and concluded that he is completely wrong.

Jingoism Isn't Journalism: Why I Don't Trust CNN & Corporate Media to Cover Iran

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Old media, and specifically CNN, are learning the difficult lesson that with or without their vast resources and state of the art studios, the Iranians' stories will be told. And they'll be told to tens of millions more viewers than cable and satellite programs tend to reach.

Neocons Salivate Over the Chance for Another Middle East War

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

"Standing up" for Mr. Mousavi would get him painted as an American puppet, a disaster for reformers.

Paul Wolfowitz: Obama's Silence Endorses Ahmadinejad

washingtonpost.com | Paul Wolfowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama's first response to the protests in Iran was silence, followed by a cautious, almost neutral stance designed to avoid "meddling" in Ir...

She's Out There! Her Name Is Ingrid Schuster Tighe

Amy Sewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Sewell

The need for pragmatic and prudent leaders in both the military and politics was evident to me during my military service.

Sir Bob Geldof, Bono, Jeff Sachs and Bill Easterly Should Lead on the Reform of the Levers of Foreign Assistance

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Chacko

Leading lights of the aid movement -- Geldof, Bono, Sachs and Easterly -- continue to bicker with politicians and amongst themselves without taking a visible role in reform of the levers of assistance.

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.

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 ...

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.

10 Ways To Spot a Neo Con

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

Have facts to counter his? It won't matter, as Neo Cons rely on a tautological loophole that justifies pretty much anything.

Rewarding Those Who Got It Right

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Watch: Arianna Talks Blogging with Tavis Smiley Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich on Larry King Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich and Xmas Cookies on Morning Joe Watch: Arianna Debunks Obama Citizenship Rumors on Countdown Blagojevich: Character is Destiny

Obama's Growing Pro-Israel Cabinet Should Not Worry Allies of Just Peace

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Obama's heart is one of fairness, justice and understanding. That he must surround himself with high profile and controversial pro-Israel champions is not a real concern.

Veterans' Families Cast a Vote for Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

I previously wrote an article about those who have served in our military, and the challenges facing them and their families. At that time, I intervi...

U.S. Justice Department drops "dirty bomb plot" allegation against Binyam Mohamed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped the key allegation against British resident and Guantánamo prisone...

Senator McCain's Fannie Problem

Sunil Chacko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sunil Chacko

Zoellick would have to comply with Congressional subpoenas to explain having headed the lobbying activities for Fannie Mae.