The Billion-Dollar
Baghdad Embassy

That’s the estimate, though only half of it has been appropriated so far: a billion dollars to build a new embassy in Iraq. It will be the largest on the globe, the largest the world has ever seen, the size of Vatican City in Italy. U.S. embassies typically cover 10 acres. This one, a 104-acre … Continue reading “The Billion-Dollar
Baghdad Embassy”

Today, the Antiwar Movement Goes on Trial

"If you fall on the side that is pro-George, and pro-war, you get your ass over to Iraq and take the place of somebody who wants to come home. And if you fall on the side that is against this war and against George Bush, stand up and speak out." – Cindy Sheehan, mother of … Continue reading “Today, the Antiwar Movement Goes on Trial”

Another Skunk at the Garden Party

It’s almost tempting to breathe a sigh of relief. Raw, heads-in-the-sand stupidity is not limited to those who prop up the Bush agenda here in the land of polarized red and blue. Last week the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) issued a report [.pdf] suggesting that Britain’s backing for the war in Iraq had … Continue reading “Another Skunk at the Garden Party”