The First George W. on Blowback

After two four-year terms as president of the United States, George Washington delivered some exceptionally sound advice in his farewell address in 1796, advice that’s been basically ignored. After expressing hope "that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may be sacredly maintained," Washington, commander in chief of the Continental Army, referred … Continue reading “The First George W. on Blowback”

Scowcroft Vindicated, Congress and White House Shamed

Ten days before the vote in the U.S. Senate to authorize a preemptive war against Iraq, a 90-page classified version of the National Intelligence Estimate, containing numerous qualifications and dissents on Iraq’s weapons capabilities, was made available to all 100 senators. It was the most comprehensive analysis by America’s intelligence agencies. Only six of the … Continue reading “Scowcroft Vindicated, Congress and White House Shamed”