Once Again, the US Makes a Bad Deal with the Wrong Group by Anne Singleton Bob Woodward’s latest book, Plan of Attack, exposes the underbelly of the build-up to the US war with Iraq. In it Woodward reveals that the "CIA hired the leaders of a Muslim religious sect at odds with Saddam, but nonetheless... Continue Reading →


The New York Times > National > Computer Student on Trial for Aid to Muslim Web Sites: "Civil libertarians say the case poses a landmark test of what people can do or whom they can associate with in the age of terror alerts. It is one of the few times anyone has been prosecuted under... Continue Reading →

BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | Diplomats slam Blair on Mid-East: "The 52 diplomats urged Mr Blair to use his alliance with Mr Bush to exert 'real influence as a loyal ally... If that is unacceptable or unwelcome, there is no case for supporting policies which are doomed to failure.' Mr Blair has been... Continue Reading →

Many American still hold misperceptions about Iraq war, poll finds: "Many American still hold misperceptions about Iraq war, poll finds By Frank Davies Knight Ridder Newspapers WASHINGTON - A new poll shows that 57 percent of Americans continue to believe that Saddam Hussein gave 'substantial support' to al-Qaida terrorists before the war with Iraq, despite... Continue Reading →

A Triangle of Realpolitik: "A Triangle of Realpolitik Iran, Iraq and the United States by Mansour Farhang ince the 9/11 calamity, there have been two instances of cooperation between Iran and the United States, once during the assault on the Taliban and then in the course of preparation to attack Iraq. In both cases, a... Continue Reading →

WILL IRAN BE NEXT?: "Will Iran Be Next? by Mark Gaffney: mhgaffney@aol.com 05/08/03: (Information Clearing House) Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely... Continue Reading →

The Daily Star - Voices - Bush to rest of world: Y'all just follow the leader, now: "'All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when... Continue Reading →

Hobbesian Egoism in Contemporary Realism: "?during the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called War; and such a war, as is of every man, against every man.? (Hobbes, p. 185) From this he reasons that there must be a state, in... Continue Reading →

Bitter Baghdad Seeing Disaster As Rebels Rise: "Didn’t anyone get the memo that, when you take over a country that is bursting with unemployed and angry young men, it’s just not smart to leave them with nothing to lose? "

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