If there has to be a library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, let it be named after the man who actually ran the country, and not the man who simply nodded his head in affirmation. Let's call it the "Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney Presidential Library."
Amnesty International has produced compelling evidence of massacres, mass abduction, detention beatings, killings and torture by anti-Libyan militia -- backed by the British, French and U.S. So will a post-Assad Syria be any different?
By letting American officials, lawyers and interrogators get away with torture - and indeed, murder - the United States sacrifices any right to scold or punish other countries for their human rights violations.
For the past 51 years, the Vietnamese people have been attempting to address this legacy of war by trying to get the United States and the chemical companies to accept responsibility for this ongoing nightmare.
As with any country involved in violent trauma, critically reflecting upon the crimes' occurrence, causes and prevention is a necessary process for the sake of the population's own mental well-being. After 9/11, America replaced self-reflection with going to war.
If Bradley Manning did what he is accused of doing, he should not be tried as a criminal. He should be hailed as a national hero, much like Daniel Ellsberg, whose release of the Pentagon Papers helped to expose the government's lies and end the Vietnam War.
And as long as the U.S. remains "at war" either literally or rhetorically, either directly or by proxy, we will continue to present our infrastructure as legitimate targets to our adversaries. If we want to be safe, we have to end the wars!
Hamas officials have said that Israel pledged to lift the Gaza blockade as part of the prisoner exchange that freed Shalit. Egyptian officials have also indicated that lifting the blockade was part of the deal. But Israeli officials have said that Israel did not agree.
Last week, human rights groups released a damning report documenting how ordinary Burmese convicts are brutally forced by the state to carry heavy munitions and supplies for the Burma Army, acting as human shields.
As the Palestinian nonviolence movement grows in leaps and bounds, Israelis are faced with a real dilemma: what to do in the face of unarmed protesters who are demanding rights that are backed to the hilt by international law?
If the Palestinians in occupied territories present a security threat so compelling that it required a multibillion dollar Separation Wall -- then Israel has no business moving its men, women and children right into the danger zones.