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Bush and Blair Aren't Guilty of War Crimes in Iraq

Steven Strauss | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Steven Strauss

Leaders often face making difficult decisions, with limited information, under horrendous time pressure. We shouldn't criminalize mistakes and failures. But that doesn't mean we should reward gross ineptitude.

Paul Chan on Peddling Saddam Hussein's Writings at the New York Art Book Fair

ARTINFO | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts

Just before the U.S. invaded Iraq nearly 10 years ago, the artist Paul Chan took a trip to Baghdad with a group of activists then called Voices in the...

Saddam Missed

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.05.2012 | World
Jeff Danziger


'Sectarianism in Iraq' - Antagonistic Visions of Unity

James Denselow | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
James Denselow

Sectarianism in Iraq is a timely examination of a under-researched and controversial topic that continues to play a central role in shaping the future of the country.

Saddam Hussein Wrote His Memoirs In Jail

Posted 05.29.2012 | Home

Saddam Hussein wrote his memoirs in jail, and his eldest daughter Raghad Saddam Hussein is looking for an international publisher for them, according ...

Let's Take War Off the Table

Scott Blakeman | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Mindless threats and meaningless bluster will not bring the world closer to peace. We must finally embrace the reality that leaders of countries, especially undemocratic ones, will do anything to stay in power.

Osama bin Laden and the Morality of Celebrating Death

Kevin Hansen | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Kevin Hansen

Osama bin Laden's death meant that Americans had one less evil to fear in the world. Most of the youth at the White House were not celebrating the death of a human being, but rather a long-awaited return of their belief in American exceptionalism.

Obama Can't Use Bin Laden but Bush Could Use Saddam and 9/11 -- Really?

Dee Evans | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Dee Evans

Republicans have used national security like a 2-by-4 to the heads of Democrats for decades but the first time a Democratic president tries to use it, everyone's asking -- is it appropriate?

Independent Voter or Independent Poser? Take the Test

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

As with many things in life, when it comes to being an independent voter, actions speak much louder than words. If your actions show that you are a party loyalist, then embrace it. If your actions show that you are an independent voter, then embrace it.

A Blatant Cover-up of Corrupt Practices at the Federal Reserve by Its "Independent" Inspector General

Robert Auerbach | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Robert Auerbach

Chairman Burns' stonewalling to keep the Fed from being caught in the Watergate scandal was extreme undue political interference. Inspector General Mark Bialek's report bypasses this information that was made available to him.

Fed Cleared Of Wild Allegations Related To Saddam, Watergate

Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

By Dave Clarke and Margaret Chadbourn The Federal Reserve did not help the Watergate burglars get cash, stonewall congressional inquiries in the 19...

Dictator's Survival Manual

Imran Garda | Posted 05.09.2012 | Comedy
Imran Garda

No costumes. This isn't Mardi Gras. Gaddafi was the last of the costume-wearers; they're over. Wear a suit and tie. And shave, for heaven's sake.

The End of Pan-Arabism Redux

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Islam -- not Marxism, socialism, nor liberalism or nationalism -- is the only authentic ideology indigenous to the Arab world. Unlike the West, the Arab world has not undergone a reformation separating religion and state, and religion continues to play a major role in Arab society.

Thank You for Stealing Saddam's Buttock

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 03.21.2012 | Weird News
Shirin Sadeghi

Those stories you hear about the foreign troops who pillaged and pilfered Iraq, the seat of ancient Mesopotamia -- those stories don't do justice to what we have learned from the tale of Nigel Ely. He's taught us things that only Saddam's buttock could have imparted.

A Short Washington History of Iranian Blowback

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In more than 50 years, America's leaders have never made a move in Iran (or near it) that didn't lead to unexpected and unpleasant blowback. Now, another administration in Washington is preparing yet another set of clever maneuvers.

An eBay Battle For Saddam Hussein's Ladle | Posted 03.04.2012 | Home

The eBay listing: Saddam Hussein Palace Christofle Soup Ladle Malmaison. Starting price: $100. The French-made silver serving piece had already rac...

The Other Way to Have Deposed Saddam Hussein

Eliot Daley | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
Eliot Daley

Who is to say that the Iraqi people, left to their own devices, would not have followed the lead of their brethren in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya in deposing intolerable leaders with seemingly unshakable control of their countries?

Iraq War in Retrospect: Toppling Saddam Not Worth the Cost

Michael Hughes | Posted 02.27.2012 | World
Michael Hughes

The fact we have the military might to conquer the world matters not when our economic backbone is on the verge of snapping. As Dwight D. Eisenhower once said: "How far can you go without destroying from within, what you are trying to defend from without?"

Are There Limits to Forgiveness?

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

I love Buddhism and I'm all for forgiveness among us flawed humans. But only after unrepentant mass murderers who outstrip every definition of evil Webster's can muster are, to paraphrase President Obama, taken off the field.

Nouri al-Maliki Is Becoming A New Saddam, Iraqi VP Says

Foreign Policy | URI FRIEDMAN | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

Shortly before a wave of 15 bombings ripped through Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing more than 60 people, Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi wa...

Sacha Baron Cohen Issues Dictator Statement On Kim Jong Il's Death

Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment

You knew Kim Jong Il was a murderous autocrat who indulged his appetites for fine food and other luxuries while his people starved, but did you know h...

Welcome Home, Troops!

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.17.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Our troops are withdrawing during a time in which many in our nation feel broken and down trodden. Welcome home, Iraqi troops. We missed you and we love you.

Saddam's Dishes Seized From U.S. Art Organization

Posted 12.15.2011 | Arts

The art world has seen a surge in cultural patrimony cases in recent months as countries work to build bridges by returning significant works to their...

A War We Never Should Have Waged

Joe Cirincione | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The Iraq War is the greatest strategic blunder in American history. It cost our nation $1 trillion, the lives of thousands of our finest warriors, an...

Sacha Baron Cohen's Craziest Move Yet

Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment

Sacha Baron Cohen is a brave, brave man. He's already goofed the world with his characters on "Da Ali G Show," and caused cultural ruckuses with "B...