The Heart of Darkness

“The website has become a stomach-churning showcase for the pornography of war – close-up shots of Iraqi insurgents and civilians with heads blown off, or with intestines spilling from open wounds. Sometimes photographs of mangled body parts are displayed: Part of the game is for users to guess what appendage or organ is on display. … Continue reading “The Heart of Darkness”

Dying for Israel

You find anti-Semitism in the strangest of places – the Democratic Leadership Council, for example. Perusing the online pages of Blueprint, the DLC house organ, I came upon this filthy piece of anti-Semitic propaganda from Will Marshall, the head of the Progressive Policy Institute and a well-known DLC fellow traveler: "As they catalogue the administration’s … Continue reading “Dying for Israel”

Twilight of the Neocons?

History, Ismael Reed once said, is the story of warfare between secret societies. I’m not ready to go that far, but I think it’s fair to say the history of U.S. foreign policy over the past forty years has been the story of the war between two not-so-secret societies: the neoconservatives and the realists. And … Continue reading “Twilight of the Neocons?”

Question of the Day: ‘Would You Have Left Saddam in Power?’

Surfing the blogs and reading the usual suspects in the usual propaganda outlets, I get the impression that the war hawks have settled on a response to the WMD snipe hunt fiasco and the broken promise of democracy fiasco. This is to respond to every bit of bad news – and every new sign of … Continue reading “Question of the Day: ‘Would You Have Left Saddam in Power?’”