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ReThink Review: The Devil's Double -- An Astonishing Performance

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.04.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Dominic Cooper's stunning dual performance as Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein is unlike anything I've ever seen before, playing both kidnapper and captive, owner and slave, criminal and witness, with two utterly distinct, mesmerizing performances.

HuffPost Review: The Devil's Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chilling, thrilling and hard to take at times, The Devil's Double offers one of the great performances of this or any year -- or is it two performances?

Obama's Bush-League World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans seem to have turned the page on Bush and his cronies. They may have disappeared from our lives, but the post-9/11 world they had such a mad hand in creating hasn't.

Did We Save Bin Laden From a "Fate Worse Than Death"?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

It would have been better and wiser for us and the world -- and worse for al Qaeda -- if we hadn't summarily assassinated Osama bin Laden.

A Look Inside Saddam Hussein's Lavish Places

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

Nine stunning palaces with molded ceilings, crystal light fixtures and a plethora of other amenities will soon be back in the hands of the Iraqi gover...

U.S. Troops In Iraq Leaving Saddam Palaces

AP | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 08.12.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Available soon: nine palaces in lakeside complex frequented by visiting kings and dictators, beautiful molded ceilings and light fixtu...

GOP Congressman Suggests Iraq Pay Back U.S. For War Cost

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- A U.S. congressman visiting Baghdad Friday suggested that Iraq pay back the United States for the money it has spent in the eight years sin...

As Sanctions Ratchet Up, Iranian Americans Bear Increasing Burdens

Jamal Abdi | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

It is more important than ever for Americans, particularly Americans of Iranian descent, to evaluate the unintended impact the Iran sanctions coming out of Congress are having here in the U.S.

EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Look Who's Playing Saddam On The Big Screen

Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment

And you thought Borat and Bruno were wild disguises. Debuting exclusively at The Huffington Post, here is the first image of Sacha Baron Cohen in h...

Lessons From Israel's Osirek Raid 30 Years Ago

Alan Elsner | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

International condemnation of Israel's attack on Iraq 30 years ago was instantaneous and pretty well universal. But Israel did the entire world a huge favor.

The Bombing of Osirak: Lessons From the 30th Anniversary of Israel's Strike on Iraq's Nuclear Reactor

Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Bennett Ramberg, Ph.D.

Thirty years ago today, eight F16-A aircraft armed with sixteen Mark 84 2000-pound bombs took off from their base in Etzion, Israel on a mission that established a new post-World War II standard to halt the spread of atomic weapons.

Destination: Baghdad?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy
Nedda Alammar

I've heard that any war has lots of casualties. But who knew that the life you never had could be one of them?

How/Why Chris Christie Will Enter the Race

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.02.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

Despite his insistence to the contrary, I believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Chris is certain to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Russian Investment Opportunities: The Drivers and the Hidden Gems

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

It is clear to see why investors place so much emphasis on the oil price as a dictator of Russia's financial health. Supplying some 11.4% of the world's oil supply last year, Russia is the "biggest single source outside the OPEC cartel."

My Response to the Fed's IG

Robert Auerbach | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

Robert Auerbach's response to the Federal Reserve's IG request.

Who Created Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal?

Jamyang Norbu | Posted 07.20.2011 | World
Jamyang Norbu

Pakistanis may hail A.Q. Khan as the father of the "Islamic bomb," but what is generally not mentioned is that his PhD is in metallurgical engineering. He was not involved with the actual design, development and testing of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

The Cost of Not Negotiating

Stuart Diamond | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Stuart Diamond

Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Two guys cost a trillion dollars. Is there a better way to spend our money?

A Bin Laden Prequel: Flying to Jordan the Day Hussein Was Captured

Julia Schwarz | Posted 07.07.2011 | Travel
Julia Schwarz

There's nothing worse than being woken up in the middle of a transatlantic flight. You're trying valiantly to adjust your biological clock to a new sc...

Friday Talking Points [166] -- Osama Bin Laden Is Still Dead

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mission freakin' accomplished. I don't care how ironic that sounds to some, it's true. Osama Bin Laden declared war on America, waged that war for ye...

Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Eichmann -- and Revenge

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 07.06.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

Did Eichmann and Hussein receive true justice by appearing in courts of law and sentenced to death under the rule of law? Was Osama bin Laden notably and unceremoniously treated to a revenge killing for his crimes?

WATCH: Condoleezza Rice Insists 'Saddam Hussein Was A Threat'

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with Lawrence O'Donnell Thursday night on MSNBC's 'The Last Word.' O'Donnell discussed the de...

Why The Bin Laden Death Photos Should Be Seen by Everyone

Stu Kreisman | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

I don't want to remember the youthful Bin Laden sitting with a microphone in his hand and an AK 47 by his side, preaching his hate. I'm sure that the moment I see the gruesome pictures, that is the way I'll remember him.

The Alternative Osama

Roderick Spencer | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Roderick Spencer

I don't agree with our president that it's a "great day for America." The death of Osama bin Laden is something other than great.

Where Have All the Graveyards Gone? The War That Didn't End War and Its Unending Successors

Adam Hochschild | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Adam Hochschild

Would the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a halt more quickly if we could see hundreds of thousands of tombstones, military and civilian, spreading hill after hill, field after field, across our landscape?

Reading the Pictures: What's Wrong With TIME's X-ed Bin Laden Cover

Michael Shaw | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2011-05-03-Screenshot20110503at12.15.46PM.jpg After X-ing out three Muslims over the past eight years, today's cover speaks more to targeted assassination -- and racism.