The Empire Plans Strikes

The word this week is that the Bush administration is engaged in a large-scale review of current policies that could lead to a massive military campaign against Iraq. The administration plans to have the review completed in time for Vice President Dick Cheney to inform Arab leaders of American plans during his planned tour of … Continue reading “The Empire Plans Strikes”

National Review’s Military Socialism

The utter cluelessness of what passes for ostensibly “conservative” leaders these days was brought home to me when I read the following item by National Review editor, Rich Lowry: “DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?: [Rich Lowry] “I love James Surowiecki of The New Yorker. He’s a great financial writer. So, I wonder about his argument in … Continue reading “National Review’s Military Socialism”

Peace Now. Now?! Well, Maybe Later

The last couple of weeks have witnessed a real awakening of the Israeli peace camp. This heterogeneous camp was beaten ideologically by the purported “generous offer” made by former PM Barak, whose belligerent legacy, as we argued earlier, consisted (of hundreds of victims and) of telling the world that “there was no partner for peace”. … Continue reading “Peace Now. Now?! Well, Maybe Later”

Consorting With the Axis of Evil

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that interim Afghan prime minister Hamid Karzai was the darling of Washington? There he was during President Bush’s State of the Union address, making a fashion statement that was lovingly analyzed by various fawning commentators – the cape, hat, shirt and trousers were apparently characteristic of different regions … Continue reading “Consorting With the Axis of Evil”