George Tenet Lies About
His Lies

The neoconservatives around Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and their media allies bear the principal blame for bringing about the invasion of Iraq. As they cannot temperamentally consider themselves in any way culpable and they need a fall guy for the resulting catastrophe, they are now in a virtual … Continue reading “George Tenet Lies About
His Lies”

Democrats Earn Their Stripes in the War Party

There is a general perception that the rush to war with Iran has somewhat abated. This perception is best expressed in the widely publicized comments from neoconservative pundits suggesting that the current approach to bridling Tehran’s ambitions should be a rigorous program of sanctions to isolate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government. The apparent shift … Continue reading “Democrats Earn Their Stripes in the War Party”

Picking on Halliburton

Halliburton’s move from Houston to Dubai has aroused predictable concerns about security. Halliburton is known to be a major defense contractor, and the rulers of Dubai are undeniably Arabs, albeit Arabs who are demonstrably among America’s closest allies. On one level, the announcement appears to have unleashed emotional Arab-bashing based on the same reservoir of … Continue reading “Picking on Halliburton”

You Say You Want a Revolution?

The administration of President George W. Bush has designated the spread of democracy as its principal foreign policy objective with the understanding that burgeoning democracies will make the world a better and safer place for Americans. But critics observe that democracy might not be an exportable commodity, and those who seek to impose it may … Continue reading “You Say You Want a Revolution?”