Neat, Painless, Perpetual War

"It is well that war is so terrible; we should grow too fond of it!" – Gen. Robert E. Lee In the Star Trek episode "A Taste of Armageddon," Capt. James T. Kirk and crew beam down to planet Eminiar VII against the wishes of its government to find what appears to be a peaceful, … Continue reading “Neat, Painless, Perpetual War”

Why Is the US Backing
Sunni Jihadists?

Interview recorded Feb. 27, 2007. Listen to the interview. Although we’ve talked about this issue, your article in The New Yorker, “The Redirection,” a couple of times, Mr. Hersh, would you give us a thumbnail sketch of your story? Hersh: Yeah, basically, it’s a story saying that we’ve changed our policy in a very dramatic … Continue reading “Why Is the US Backing
Sunni Jihadists?”

Lebanon and
Goyette’s Second Law

When Israeli Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Dan Halutz said, “Nothing is safe [in Lebanon],” he was only stating the obvious. “[It’s] as simple as that,” he said. Lebanese ports, air and sea, power plants, television stations, bridges, roads, neighborhoods, and homes, even fleeing families, women and children, all came under Israeli attack. No one … Continue reading “Lebanon and
Goyette’s Second Law”