President Bush planned to bomb pan-Arab television broadcaster al-Jazeera, British newspaper the Daily Mirror said, citing a Downing Street memo marked "Top Secret". Blair talked Bush out of launching a military strike on the station.
Another slam dunk forgery is being used to convict Syria. The UN's inquiry into the murder of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafiq Hairri depends on a witness who is accused of being a swindler and embezzler. Saddik was referred by Syrian
Iraqis face the dire prospect of losing up to $200 billion of the wealth of their country if an American-inspired plan to hand over development of its oil reserves to US and British multinationals comes into force next year.
In the now-confirmed absence of any of the key reasons the administration took America to war in Iraq, officials are scrambling to come up with new ones after the fact, and some of them are quite amusing.
WASHINGTON - With public support for the Iraq war and the president's credibility fading, Vice President Dick Cheney pressed the counterassault Monday, accusing critics of "corrupt and shameless" revisionism in claiming the president mi
Whether or not the Americans get out of Iraq in less than 2 decades is impossible to guess at. So is whether we'll get ourselves out without them. I was stunned at deploying 4,000 British soldiers to Afghanistan.
On the eve of the war in Iraq, there was a shocking moment of clarity in the Commons when Jack Straw revealed that when it was all over, France and Germany would not be allowed to "get their snouts in the trough".
Many adults in the US remain dissatisfied with George Bush’s approach to the coalition effort, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 51 per cent of respondents rate the president’s handling of the situation in Iraq as poor.
It's finally Wizard of Oz time in America. You know – that moment when the curtains are pulled back, the fearsome-looking wizard wreathed in all that billowing smoke turns out to be some pitiful little guy, and everybody looks around sheepishly,
The road to war in Iraq led through many unlikely places. One of them was a chic hotel nestled among the strip bars and brothels that cater to foreigners in the town of Pattaya, on the Gulf of Thailand.
Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record), the Democrat whose call for withdrawing U.S. troops from
Iraq set off a furor last week, on Sunday predicted U.S. forces would leave Iraq before next year's U.S. congressional elections.
2 former British government employees have been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act. The Official Secrets Act is useful for protecting the British government from accountability as anyone who reveals government wrongdoing can be charged u
The Bush administration has put together all the elements it needs to justify the impending military action against Iran. We will wake up one day to learn that facilities in Iran have been bombed in a joint U.S.-Israeli attack, using nuclear bombs.
The military is conducting DNA tests on flesh and blood recovered from the scene, but indications are that al-Zarqawi is not among those killed. "The information was solid. We just missed him," said one Pentagon source.
They won’t pull out troops from Iraq and they won’t vote for any strategy that calls for immediate removal of US occupation forces. The Democrat Party united behind a bloody and illegal occupation in Iraq. The Republican strategy all along?
If anyone other than John Murtha had called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, it wouldn't have been that big a deal. Murtha not only supported the war, he has been one of the biggest supporters of the Pentagon in Congress, praised by n
What's wrong with our Congress? 2½ years after the fall of Hussein, they still refuse to vote against the war. When it comes time to vote to bring the troops home they absolutely refuse: the latest vote stood at 403-3.
John Reid, the Secretary of State for Defence, admits that he knows of "alleged deaths in custody" and other "serious prisoner abuse" at al-Jamiyat police station, which was reopened by Britain after the war.
HORRIFIED U.S. allies are investigating secret CIA prisons that have been operating on European Union territory. The Bush administration is skewered for hypocrisy as it insists that "we don't torture" while fighting to preserve its righ
German Islamic extremist Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been locked in a dungeon in Damascus for the past four years as part of Washington's "extraordinary renditions" program. The US is allowing Damascus to commit torture so that it doesn
Ministers have been accused of turning a blind eye to "torture flights" refuelling at UK airports, despite warnings that they may breach international law. Hundreds of flights through UK airports which may be carrying terror suspects to des
American troops will begin to leave Iraq and be redeployed; at least 50,000 troops. In 2007, a significant number of the remaining 100,000 American soldiers will follow. Will we leave Iraq with our fundamental security interests intact or will
In a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill, Virginia's John Warner, with Democratic Senators Carl Levin and Mark Dayton, sat across the table from 10 military officers chosen for their experience on the battlefield rather than in the political aren