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The Times Acknowledges the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Unleashed a Sectarian Bloodbath

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's always intriguing when the Newspaper of Record, even tacitly and buried inside an article, acknowledges that a U.S. policy it once trumpeted as vital to the nation's security turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Don't Let Hardliners Undermine Iran Nuclear Negotiations -- and Drag America Into Another Mid-East War

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If Congress takes matters into its own hands, and violates both the letter and spirit of the agreement, in order to score political points with hard-liners in the United States, they will also be breaking an agreement negotiated with the international community.

What Was the Debate Subject, Again?

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night's debate was supposed to be on foreign policy. However, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama decided fairly early on that the differences between the two policy-wise were pretty small, so they both decided to hijack the foreign policy debate and instead the debates on the economy.

Iran Policy and the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The news that Obama has chosen dialogue over saber rattling gives Romney the opportunity to vent his criticism at the sole foreign policy debate that falls on the 50th anniversary of the night when President John F. Kennedy first made public the existence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.

Republican Presidential Win Would Give Free Rein To Neocon Ambitions of Empire

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Olga Bonfiglio

Dorrien supports the re-election of Obama because he doesn't want the neoconservatives to return to power as indeed they will under Romney or Santorum.

A Great Day: Obama Ends the War in Iraq

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Obama began his campaign for president by forcefully, clearly promising to end that war. This afternoon he delivered on that promise.

Preemptive War and Other Nonsense

Robert Schwab | Posted 07.19.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Has former President George W. Bush's preemptive war doctrine been repealed or rescinded? The New York Times editorialized earlier this week against ...

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.

Obama's Nobel Prize Is Really a Tribute to American Voters

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This award celebrates the fact that American voters chose a President committed to progressive values, instead of pre-emptive war and the Neo-Con theories of unilateral action.

Will the Ghost of Richard Nixon Haunt the Obama White House?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

For all of his attempts to be a major force in history, it would not be Nixon's meetings with the Russians that would put his imprint on the office, but his dirty tricks and criminal activity.

What a Relief -- America Survives

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

We docked the ship on shore. We're back to normal now. We have re-established the fundamental building blocks of Western civilization -- we have our foundation underneath us.

Crisis in Georgia Beginning to Turn Into a Big Political Liability for McCain

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

McCain's strident statements following Russia's military actions only place into relief the reality that he has continuously supported Bush policies that make us weaker -- in spite of his tough talk.