Iraq

Submit or Die: The Conquest of Falluja

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Victory! The unelected dictatorial Iraqi regime of CIA-designee Iyad Allawi, with the assistance of the most powerful police force in the world, has killed 600 “insurgents” in Falluja, flattened and “pacified” the city, and driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Question 1: Does the conquest ... [click for more]

The Iraq War Has Made Us neither Safer nor Freer

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In determining whether the invasion of Iraq has been in the interests of America, two questions naturally arise: One, has the invasion made Americans safer from terrorism? and Two, has the invasion made Americans freer with respect to their own government? When the 9/11 attacks occurred, Americans were horribly angry, despite the ... [click for more]

No WMD but Plenty of Death and Destruction

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President George W. Bush’s handpicked investigator charged with investigating whether there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has now rendered his final report: There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Period. No stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons. No nuclear weapons. No factories ... [click for more]

Saddam as the Twentieth Hijacker

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The 9/11 commission reported in June that there was no “collaborative relationship” between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, and thus that Bush’s Enemy No. 1 had no role in the 9/11 attacks. Far from finding any partnership between the two, the report noted that bin Laden “at one time sponsored anti-Saddam Islamists ... [click for more]

Exactly How Has Bush’s War Made Us Safer?

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President Bush claims that his war on Iraq has made Americans safer. His primary rationale is that by removing from power a foreign dictator who was supposedly bent on acquiring weapons of mass destruction, Americans are safer as a result. Unfortunately for the American people, however, Bush’s reasoning is both ... [click for more]

It Was About “Regime Change” from the Get-Go

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Spain has now completed the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq. Other countries that are following suit include the Dominican Republic and Honduras; El Salvador and Poland are contemplating doing the same. Unlike the United States, which is determined to continue its indefinite occupation of Iraq, it is ... [click for more]

Imperial Shame for America at Abu Ghraib

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The sex-abuse, rape, and torture scandal at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq might explain why U.S. officials have steadfastly opposed joining other nations in the formation of an international war-crimes tribunal. When government officials are actively involved in war crimes, the last thing they want ... [click for more]

Iraq: One Year Later

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Islamist terrorism, the eradication of which President Bush listed among his reasons for invading Iraq, has now made its way to Spain. Good show, Mr. Bush. When he says the world is safer one year after the war, one must wonder which world he means. The Spanish are being slandered ... [click for more]
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