It has been a tough couple of weeks for the U.S. anti-war movement, but Ohio military mom Rosemary Palmer believes she already can see the beginning of the end of the Iraq war. "People are frustrated with setbacks, I see that ... But I think it*
President Bush envisions a long-term U.S. troop presence in Iraq similar to the one in South Korea where American forces have helped keep an uneasy peace for more than 50 years, the White House said. [The Hundred Year War.]
Controversy rages over the war in Iraq, but what about the so-called other war in Afghanistan, for which there is strong bipartisan support in the US and in the international community? Is there a danger of losing in Afghanistan? The answer is yes
The Case for Bombing Iran I hope and pray that President Bush will do it. BY NORMAN PODHORETZ
The letter tossed into Mustafa Abu Bakr Muhammad’s front yard got right to the point. “You will be killed,” it read, for collaborating with the Kurdish militias. Then came the bullet through a window at night.
As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies are arguing that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.
Has Congress given George Bush a green light to attack Iran? For he is surely behaving as though it is his call alone. And evidence is mounting that we are on a collision course for war:
The new name of the Democratic Party after caving in to Bush on the Iraq War funding
Has Congress given George Bush a green light to attack Iran?
I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a "tool" of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and
The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, is facing accusations that he told the Army its soldiers were not bound by the Human Rights Act when arresting, detaining and interrogating Iraqi prisoners. Previously confidential emails, between London and Brit
Today we live in Iraqi’s achievements time, I’m talking about the fictional achievements that our government try to persuade us of its existence by using statements, signs, or even using brainwashing to make us believe these achievements.
Rep. Jimmy Duncan (R-TN) is one of the most conservative members of Congress – the American Conservative Union gives him a lifetime score of 88 out of 100. But that doesn't mean Duncan always goes along with the Bush administration. When it comes
The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards I held the Republican Party, sup
Certainly the best Iraqi account, and perhaps the best account overall, of why America's easy military victory has turned to tragic occupation ashes. Ali Allawi, an Iraqi emigre who served in the transitional government and parliament, understand
With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the shortage in infantry manpower, the Air Force is marching to a different beat. At Fort Dix members of the Air Force are training to fight on the ground. In one combat-training exercise, Airman Travis Neel
The United States is putting together plans to secure greater involvement of the United Nations in Iraq so that it can reduce its own troop levels in the country. The US plans included efforts to increase the involvement of the UN Security Council, p
Thousands of British citizens who were evicted from their paradise island home to make way for a giant US air base have won the right to return. The Court of Appeal ruled that the Chagos islanders could rebuild a life that they lost in the late 1960s
Both houses of the US Congress have passed a bill allocating $100bn (£50bn) of new funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan until the end of September.
Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr appeared in public for the first time in months, delivering a fiery anti-American sermon to thousands of followers and demanding US troops leave Iraq. His speech called on Sunnis to join with him in the fight aga
The question is not whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid flinched in their negotiations with the Bush administration over the continuation of the Iraq occupation.
For the president, and the majority leaders and candidates and rank-and-file Congressmen and Senators of either party—there is only blame for this shameful, and bi-partisan, betrayal.
[Holy crap!] Nationalist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bid to unite Sunnis and Shi'ites on the basis of a common demand for withdrawal of U.S. occupation forces, reported by the Washington Post, seems likely to get a positive response
By suggesting that Americans look at their own government's actions, Rep. Paul took a shot at one of the nation's biggest sacred cows: we can do whatever we want in the world without consequence. For decades that seemed to be true. But no lon
[GRAPHIC] In a recent raid on an al-Qaeda safe house in Iraq, U.S. military officials recovered an assortment of crude drawings depicting torture methods like "blowtorch to the skin" and "eye removal." Along with the images, which
In 2003, an optimist could hope that the US would establish a liberal democracy in Iraq. Four years into the war in Iraq, an optimist can hope that a "surge" of 30,000 troops will help stablize an illiberal, Iran-aligned Shiite government.
Al Hurra television, the U.S. government's $63 million-a-year effort at public diplomacy broadcasting in the Middle East, is run by executives and officials who cannot speak Arabic, which might explain why it has been caught broadcasting terroris
The Bush administration is quietly on track to nearly double the number of combat troops in Iraq this year, an analysis of Pentagon deployment orders showed. The little-noticed second surge, designed to reinforce U.S. troops in Iraq, is being execute
Farmers in southern Iraq have started to grow opium poppies in their fields for the first time, sparking fears that Iraq might become a serious drugs producer along the lines of Afghanistan. Rice farmers along the Euphrates, to the west of the ci
Veteran journalist Seymour Hersh explains the current violence in Lebanon is the result of an attempt by the Lebanese government to crack down on a militant Sunni group, Fatah al-Islam, that it formerly supported. American policy in the Middle East h