A Thoughtful Look at Iran

The neoconservative hawks in the Bush administration demand regime change in Iran. The nation’s supposed ties to Palestinian and Lebanese terrorist groups coupled with its attempts to build a nuclear weapon motivate such prescriptions. Of course, the (sometimes) unspoken reason has something to do with Iran’s threat to Israel. No matter the justifications, Roger Howard’s … Continue reading “A Thoughtful Look at Iran”

61 US Soldiers Killed This Week

In a flurry of weekend press releases, the Department of Defense named another 26 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq. These deaths bring the total killed since Nov. 8 to 61. Such facts may conflict with “official numbers” released to the unquestioning media. However, in an apparent response to this article, the DoD is now reporting … Continue reading “61 US Soldiers Killed This Week”

Bush Bashing Done Right

See Chapter One of The Bush Betrayal appearing today on Antiwar.com. Bovard begins his book by defining a new concept: Though Bush continually invokes freedom to sanctify himself and his policies, Bush freedom is based on boundless trust in the righteousness of the rulers and all their actions. The Bush Betrayal details the manifestations of … Continue reading “Bush Bashing Done Right”

The Movie Moore Should Have Made

Anyone demanding an intelligent and factual analysis of the march to war on Iraq need only look to Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear and the Selling of American Empire (HC hereafter). Released by the Media Education Foundation and written by Jeremy Earp and Sut Jhally, this documentary immediately focuses on the right question: why did the … Continue reading “The Movie Moore Should Have Made”

Top US General in Iraq to Soldiers: Shut Up!

UPDATE (7/18/03: 6:00 EDT) Pentagon Retaliates Against GIs Who Spoke Out on TV: The General’s warning (see below) was not empty: "It was the end of the world," said one officer Thursday. "It went all the way up to President Bush and back down again on top of us. At least six of us here … Continue reading “Top US General in Iraq to Soldiers: Shut Up!”

‘Iraqi Freedom’

In a recent Pentagon briefing, Sec. Rumsfeld attempts to assuage concerns about the increased hostilities in Iraq. He states that the recent deaths of American and British soldiers “show the world is still engaged in a dangerous war against terrorism.” This subtle play of semantics reveals the trouble the administration is in. Indeed, it demonstrates … Continue reading “‘Iraqi Freedom’”

Dead in the Water

“If it was an accident, it was the best planned accident I’ve ever seen.” – USS Liberty Survivor The repurcusions of American foreign policy affect not only third world nations and the American taxpayer, but also the American servicemen at the front lines. One unforgettable example of the last involved the crew of the USS … Continue reading “Dead in the Water”

Liberation? Not Yet

Iraqi Self-Rule Delayed In addition to scientific studies, there is ample evidence that politicians lie, prevaricate and steal. Paul Bremer, the new civil administrator of Iraq, is no exception. Consider the following: in an about-face, America decided Iraq was not yet ready for self-rule, reneging on their promise for a quick transition to an independent … Continue reading “Liberation? Not Yet”