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Never Too Late to Apologize

Desmond Tutu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We strongly believe that it is time -- and not too late -- for the United States to apologize for the war in Iraq.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw President Obama take his anemic case for military strikes against Syria to Congress. Just how anemic was made clear on Monday as Secretary of State Kerry ominously warned that the U.S. was facing a "Munich moment." It was a comparison every bit as absurd and insulting as the "mushroom cloud" metaphor brandished by Condoleezza Rice and President Bush in the fall of 2002. But this time the fear-mongering fell flat, as the Coalition of the Unwilling continued to grow throughout the week. In response, the president announced he would speak to the country on Tuesday, to "make the best case that I can to the American people." A good start would be jettisoning the over-the-top scare tactics. Addressing the overwhelming unpopularity of the proposed strikes, the president declared "these kinds of actions are always unpopular, because they seem distant and removed." But he got it backwards. The unpopularity is precisely because the blowback from poorly-conceived military actions no longer seems distant or removed.

Game Changers in Syria?

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 06.28.2013 | World
Jon Wolfsthal

If we are to have any hope of riding the world of weapons of mass destruction, then clearly making good on our commitments to respond strongly to their use is a critical obligation.

The WMD Lesson: CIA Strives To Avoid Mistakes Of The Past

Agence France Presse | Dan De Luce | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

US spy agencies still live under the shadow of disastrous intelligence failures that paved the way for the Iraq war, and now face a crucial test as th...

Lie After Lie After Lie: What Colin Powell Knew Ten Years Ago Today and What He Said

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

Clearly, Powell's loyalty to George Bush extended to being willing to deceive the world: the United Nations, Americans, and the coalition troops about to be sent to kill and die in Iraq. He's never been held accountable for his actions, and it's extremely unlikely he ever will be.

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, Lyin' Joe Lieberman

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

As of noon EST, Joe Lieberman is no longer a U.S. senator. I hope we can all take a moment today to stop and remember his deep, lifelong commitment to lying.

The Iranian Nuclear Program: A Consistent Lack of Evidence

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Paul Heroux

Despite the long line of reports and officials stating that there is "no evidence" of a nuclear weapons program, concerns persist for one primary reason. We do not trust Iran.

Colin Powell Gets Mad at Me

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

The evidence is overwhelming that Colin Powell knew much of what he said in front of the Security Council was false.

Dan Froomkin

Powell: Bush Didn't Consult NSC On Iraq War

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his new book, former Secretary of State Colin Powell provides what may be the most authoritative confirmation yet that there was neve...

With Iran, Threat Inflation Is the Threat

William Astore | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
William Astore

If a nuclear-armed Iran is indeed the greatest threat we as a nation face, that is indeed good news. Even better: Our latest intelligence estimate suggests that Iran still doesn't have a nuclear weapon, nor is it clear whether its leaders have decided to build one.

As Iraq Struggles, Another Opportunity for Neocons to Blame Obama

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Now that we have pulled out of Iraq -- on a schedule negotiated by the Bush administration -- and as instability and violence are on the increase there -- as we feared they would be -- the very same chickenhawks who got us into this mess are now rearing their heads to blame Obama .

Iraqi Informant: I'm Proud My WMD Lies Led To Iraq War

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — An Iraqi man whose testimony the United States used as a key evidence to build a case for war in Iraq says he is proud that he lied abo...

NYT's Keller Disparages Assange

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

How unseemly for New York Times executive editor Bill Keller to look down so disdainfully at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, with a nasty ad hominem portrayal in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

WikiLessons: War Is a Joke, But It Isn't Funny

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

By now you've probably seen (or at least heard about) the recent WikiLeaks logs on Iraq (and previously on Afghanistan), which reveal a pattern of wid...

WATCH General: Bush Officials Pushed For Iraq War 'Almost To The Point Of Insubordination'

Alexander Belenky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Hugh Shelton says that, during the Bush administration, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, his deputy, Paul Wolfowit...

An Unsanitized Look at the Origins of the Iraq War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The debacle in Iraq is not merely a result of errors in planning or poor decision-making. Soldiers are still risking their lives every day in Iraq, "combat" or no "combat," and many more will die for this policy our neo-con leaders handed down to us.

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?

Tony Blair Plotted to Free a Terrorist in Exchange for Oil -- Does This Finally Reveal the Truth About Iraq?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Is your life worth more to your government than a few pence added onto Big Oil's share price? Sometimes there is a story that lays out the priorities of governments once the doors are closed and cameras switched off.

In Green Zone, Actor Said Faraj Connects His Role to His Life

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Said Faraj gives the film Green Zone verisimilitude from a very personal perspective. In this exclusive interview, we learn of a life that few outside of the Middle East have experienced.

Tony Blair: Would Have Invaded Iraq Without WMD

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to p...

Tony Blair: Even Without Evidence Of WMD, I Would Have Invaded Iraq Anyway

The Guardian | Riazat Butt and Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to p...

Makin' Stuff Up

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Night of the Long Pointing Fingers

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

Republican politicians all seem to be trying their hand at historic re-creationism to transform both the history and future of the Republican party into their own image.

Why Americans Hate Journalism, Part 62

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

In less time than it takes to say "Dick Cheney," the secret Iraq letter -- what would be one of the most outrageous violations of the Constitution in the history of the Republic -- is made into a left/right issue.

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened?

Ron Suskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Suskind

What just happened? Evidence. A secret that has been judiciously kept for five years just spilled out. All of what follows is new, never reported in any way...