Afghan Taliban a Growing Menace to Stability Tue August 26, 2003 06:52 AM ET By Mike Collett-White KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Operating in growing numbers, the Taliban and their allies have succeeded in destabilizing large parts of Afghanistan and creating conditions that could undermine the U.S. military and central government. Aid and reconstruction is suspended... Continue Reading →

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Us definately does not get it So, the terrorists get it. Iraqi liberals get it. The Bush team talks as if it gets it, but it doesn't act like it. The Bush team tells us, rightly, that this nation-building project is the equivalent of Germany in 1945, and yet, so far, it has approached the... Continue Reading →

Michael Ledeen is a dangerous animal, a laptop bombardier, a thug with a hidden agenda and a security clearance. It is no coincidence that the 8/14 column, like so many of his others, closes with an exhortation to the President. "Faster, please," it always goes. He talks of military confrontation with Iran, which will be... Continue Reading →

What's the value of freedom without security? By Sarmad S. Ali So many things have changed in our lives since the war. Some are for better, but some are for worse. Employees' salaries have improved notably, if the employees ever get them. There is freedom of speech, if you are secure enough to actually speak.... Continue Reading →

Manufacturing Consent Stauber and Rampton offer the best explanation to date. Unlike Blair, the Bush team never wanted to present a legal case for war. They had no interest in making any of their allegations about Iraq hold up to a standard of proof. The real effort was aimed at amping up the mood for... Continue Reading →

Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence His name was Joe, from the U.S. government. He carried 40 classified slides and a message from the Bush administration. An engineer-turned-CIA analyst, Joe had helped build the U.S. government case that Iraq posed a nuclear threat. He landed in Vienna on Jan. 22 and drove to the U.S.... Continue Reading →

OPEN REVOLT U.S. forces have blamed resistance to the four-month occupation of Iraq on an eclectic assortment of Saddam Hussein loyalists, religiously inspired militants and foreign fighters. The groups enjoy little support from citizens mostly interested in improving their lives after years of deprivation and repression, U.S. forces have said. But the unrest Monday in... Continue Reading →

Ten Appalling Lies We Were Told About Iraq LIE #1: "The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program ... Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons." – President Bush, Oct. 7, 2002, in Cincinnati. LIE... Continue Reading →

In a report that raises questions about an important part of the justification for war, MPs said the campaign in Iraq might have "enhanced the appeal of al-Qa'ida to Muslims living in the Gulf region and elsewhereIndependant

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