George Bush sold the war as quick and cheap; it was long and costly. Even now, the US is paying billions to private contractors
What Else Did He Lie About?
We knew WMD intelligence was flawed, but there was a larger failure of officials, media and public to halt the neocon juggernaut
Personal information stolen from several email accounts belonging to people close to the Bush family reveals the nation’s 43rd president has developed an affinity for painting himself bathing, of all things.
Ten years ago, Secretary of State Colin Powell addressed the United Nations in a speech which routed what was left of American resistance to the Bush/Cheney push for invading Iraq. The next day, the Washington Post’s editorial pages spoke for the con
The Senate Intelligence Committee should make public a 6,000-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation policies.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a German car salesman was a victim of torture and abuse, in a long-awaited victory for a man who had failed for years to get courts in the United States and Europe to recognize him as a victim.
Cynthia McKinney, peace activist and former U.S. Congresswoman, presents to the "9/11 Revisted: Seeking the Truth" conference in Kuala Lumpur on November 19, 2012.
Newly released internal emails from the U.S. private security firm Stratfor state that in 2007 the Bush Administration and CIA ordered the Drug Enforcement Agency to back off a major drug trafficking investigation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's h
What is a 9/11 “truther”?
The article below was written for the Journal of 9/11 Studies for the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001, the day that terminated accountable government and American liberty.
As sold to us by the U.S. Government, the mainstream media, and all the people who bought it, hook line and sinker without a second thought:
When Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu said last week that the ex-leaders of the U.S. and U.K. should be made to “answer for their actions” in attacking Iraq on the basis of lies, Western savants and pundits greeted the remarks from the retired archbishop
South African Nobel Peace Prize Winner says former leaders should face international criminal court for war crimes
NB: Some bad language, and bad advice at the end. (Thanks to Daniel McAdams)
As September approaches, we are reminded that the anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11 will soon be upon us once again. 11 years laters, are we any closer to the truth about what really happened on that fateful day?
J. Michael Springman worked for the US government for 20 years with the foreign service and consulate.
Exactly 10 years ago, on August 1, 2002, Jay S. Bybee, who at the time was the assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, signed two memos (see here and here) that will forever be known as the “torture memos.”
During this summer of Occupy and subsequent police brutality, the subject of torture is hotly denounced by protesters and conveniently ignored by candidates.
This is an article (along with a video) that reports on former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice's determination not to be the vice presidential candidate for the Mitt Romney GOP campaign.
The former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter has gone public to say that the official version of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory and his main suspect for the architect of the attack is Vice President Dick Che
A document declassified this week by the National Security Archive reveals that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) delivered a briefing to the Bush administration which directly contradicts former Vice President Dick Cheney’s claim that 9/11 hijac
Members of the GOP are fuming and HBO has issued an apology after realizing that the creators of “Game of Thrones” used a faux severed replica of former President George W. Bush’s head mounted on a stake in a number of scenes in the hit series.
The Foreign Office lost an appeal against an order by the information commissioner, Christopher Graham, to disclose records of the conversation between the two leaders on 12 March 2003. Graham’s order was made in response to a freedom of information
A solid case for the prosecution of Bush, Blair, Rumsfeld, Cheney, their legal counsel and others, for war crimes, crimes against the peace, torture, and crimes against humanity has been established at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal with a guil
Witnesses including victims of torture at the hands of British and U.S. American agencies and forces in Iraq and Afghanistan gave testimony
Jose Padilla, the American citizen kidnapped by the Bush administration and detained and tortured for years without charge or trial, has been trying to sue John Yoo for a while now.
Paul Krugman observes that Mitt Romney has been blasting Barack Obama for not creating more jobs.
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that John Yoo, a former legal counsel to the Bush administration, is immune from a lawsuit by an American citizen convicted on terrorism charges who said he was tortured at a military jail in South Carolina.
Joe Hagan has a long story in the current issue of the Texas Monthly about George Bush's adventures in the Texas Air National Guard, and as a longtime Bush National Guard junkie I was eager to read it.