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The Real Origin of the Term 'Enemy Combatant'

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

I have spent over 12 years searching for the person who suggested that the term enemy combatant be adopted by the Bush administration. Now I know. The rest is dismal history.

U.S. President 'Betrays' Arab Uprising, Once Again

Barry Lando | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Barry Lando

An American president calls for the downfall of an Arab dictator. The people rise up. The revolt spreads across the country. The rebels ask for help f...

China Benefits From Bush's Folly

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The United States has spent well over $3 trillion on its Iraq War, while suffering and inflicting much mayhem. Yet it is the studiously neutral government of China that has most clearly benefited from George W. Bush's folly.

An Open Letter To Paul Wolfowitz

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A leading critic of American military expansionism has written a critical open letter to Paul Wolfowitz on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War. A...

Iraq War, Whose Fault?

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Iraq: A Ten-Year Anniversary We'd Rather Forget

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.

Kerry and Hagel, Vietnam and Iraq

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Kerry and Hagel (like Colin Powell) missed their historical moment. Had they opposed Bush's war they might have made a difference. Now perhaps they can use their cabinet posts to implement a policy or two of atonement.

Beneath Hagel's Confirmation Hearings

D. Robert Worley | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense brought two old issues to the forefront -- the Iraq war and U.S.-Israeli relations. Beneath the ankle biting lies a significant competition over U.S. grand strategy.

Three Reasons to Confirm Chuck Hagel

Hal Donahue | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Military action must be the last, rather than the primary, tool of foreign policy. While Chuck Hagel knows this, he also knows that the nation's military must be ready and able to deliver overwhelming force when required.

Another Explanation for Powell's Endorsement of President Obama

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

When Colin Powell or other military leaders look at the Romney campaign and find that more than a third of the national security advisors come from a single conservative think tank, maybe they fear a disastrous replay of the past decade.

Apparently This Time It's About More Than Just the Economy

David Paul | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
David Paul

This is a world of turbulence and uncertainty, and it just may be that voters are interested in seeing whether a future president can manage that complexity with subtlety, and whether he has more to say than just I'm not the other guy.

Why We Fight? Oil.

William Astore | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
William Astore

Our nation's great thirst for oil should come as no surprise to anyone. What's surprising is that we continue to wrap our wars in the rhetoric of "freedom" even as we pursue the fix that our leaders believe they need to thrive: foreign oil, and lots of it.

Iraq, Free Trade and America's Efforts to Remake the World

David Paul | Posted 02.17.2012 | World
David Paul

If our experiment in spreading democratic freedom across the Muslim world seems like it may have rough moments, we need only look back at our now-decades old experiment in spreading economic freedom, known as free trade.

Rogue's Gallery: CNN's Ideologically Rigid, Scandal-Tainted, Ethics-Investigation-Haunted GOP Debate 'Panel'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

David Addington. Paul Wolfowitz. Ed Meese. It's a Rogue's Gallery of government officials gone wild, a motley crew of the short-sighted, the benighted, and the nearly-indicted. Or, as CNN calls them, "experts."

Weirdest Bucket List Ever?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

After much prodding from my mortician, I've finally decided to put together my bucket list. I probably should have written it years ago since I'm beyond middle age now and a little decrepit, but better late than never.

Why Amnesty International is a Shadow of its Old Self

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

Alex Neve, the Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada, is calling for the Canadian government to arrest former President George W. Bush whe...

The Amish Antidote

Mike Bonifer | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

The battles we must fight are not with our enemies but with ourselves. No matter how much we hurt, or how much harm has come to our community, we can never find healing in bringing more hurt into the world.

Stiglitz: IMF Chief Must 'Continue Along The Reform Path'

Project Syndicate | Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

NEW YORK – Sooner than expected, the International Monetary Fund will have a new managing director. For more than a decade, I have criticized the Fu...

From 'Liberation' to Occupation: 10 Reasons Iraq Was No Cakewalk

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

March 19 marks the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. At the onset, Ken Adelman predicted that "liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk." Eight years on, it's time to look back at that "cakewalk."

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WATCH: Former Bush Official Calls Obama Response To Libya 'Too Slow'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul Wolfowitz, a former Bush administration official known as one of the key architects of the Iraq war, has been sharply criticizing t...

Wolfowitz and Neoconservative Interventionalism Are Wrong on Libya

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Becker

The "an enemy of my enemy is my friend" approach risks too much in the long run for the people of Libya until the long-term intents and identities of those involved can be made clear.

Top 7 Underemployed Former Bush Officials

Paul Tullis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Tullis

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Then They Came for Me

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

A fear- and vengeance-driven post-9/11 mentality could yet become the done deal it is in Liz Cheney's mind.

What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andrea Chalupa

Why should we, here in America, care about a country with some of the worst luck in recent history? Because if we don't stand united against the "lesser evil" than the "straight-up evil" is coming for us.

Coming Attraction: More War

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

"It is time to turn the page," Obama said as he announced the "end" of combat operations in Iraq. Meanwhile, those who brought us that unnecessary war remain committed to such policies and, if returned to power, are likely to carry them out.