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Preventing Another 9/11 Means the U.S. Must Reverse Coursenew

The notion that fighting terrorism overseas is the only way to prevent it from happening at home is worse than wrong -- it's the exact opposite
Charleston City Paper  |  Jack Hunter  |  09-18-2008  |  Commentary

Why Was Thailand's Prime Minister Ousted?new

Thailand is at a precipice. Elections have repeatedly proven Thaksin, Samak and their party are the most popular in the country. Yet the military, and a powerful urban minority party, are determined to keep them out of the government.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  09-17-2008  |  Commentary

Bush's Last Hurrah Will Be to Attack Pakistannew

The good news is that George W. Bush is not going to invade Iran before he leaves office. The bad news is that he is attacking Pakistan instead.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  09-16-2008  |  Commentary

What's Next for the US and Pakistan Now That Musharraf is Gone?new

Seven years of backing Musharraf's military dictatorship turned Pakistan into the biggest threat to world peace today. No exaggeration. What's our plan now that the Perv is hitting the links? I'm not sure yet.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  09-10-2008  |  Commentary

Eight Days in Gitmo: Observations on the Trial of Salim Hamdannew

I now understand that no matter what aspect of Guantanamo Bay is under examination, a person can't fully understand this off-shore prison project without going, seeing, and experiencing the now iconic legal black hole that the detention center and military commissions represent.
Artvoice  |  Julia Hall  |  08-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Obama's Idea of Swapping One Quagmire for Another is Hardly a Brilliant Foreign Policynew

If Barack Obama's idea of ending the occupation in Iraq is to transfer most of the troops to Afghanistan, he won't have accomplished much. He's right that we should not be in Iraq, but we also shouldn't be in Afghanistan.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Charley Reese  |  08-01-2008  |  Commentary

Why is Afghanistan Suddenly in the News Again?new

Egged on by the Democratic nominee, the president and the Republican candidate trying to succeed him are finally acknowledging that Afghanistan needs more U.S. troops if the Taliban is to be redefeated. But neither Republican acknowledges that the U.S. invasion of Iraq turned the War On Terrorâ„¢ into a game of whack-a-mole.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-30-2008  |  Commentary

Who is Omar al-Bashir?new

He's the president of Sudan -- and he is a wanted man. On July 14, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court charged al-Bashir with 10 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The charges mark the first time the International Criminal Court has charged a sitting head of state with a crime, and the first time the court has charged anyone with genocide.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-23-2008  |  Commentary

Is the United States Going to Attack Iran After All?new

Don't Panic! ... Your war questions answered.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-10-2008  |  Politics

Is John McCain Hoping for a Terror Threat?new

Nobody said that John McCain was hoping for a terrorist attack on the United States, but that is the implicit accusation he is denying when he talks about "working tirelessly" to prevent an attack. And that superficial and pathetic exchange of views is probably the closest that the United States is going to come to a genuine debate on security issues during this entire election campaign.
NOW Magazine  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  07-07-2008  |  Commentary

Commie Girl: Happy Birthday U.S.A.!new

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, masters of evil John Yoo and David Addington pop back up, like Jason or a platter of undercooked pork, to tell the U.S. Congress how much they'd really like to take that water and pour it over your blindfolded and Saran-wrapped face.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Rebecca Schoenkopf  |  07-07-2008  |  Commentary

Is the surge in Iraq working?new

Don't Panic! ... Your war questions answered
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  07-03-2008  |  Commentary

Your Friendly Neighborhood War Profiteernew

Across Minnesota, from the Twin Cities to the smallest rural towns, are often-scrappy companies with a handful of employees who work contracts from the low thousands to the low millions. Some estimate the number of companies doing defense-related business in the state at numbers as high as 2,000.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jeff Severns Guntzel  |  07-02-2008  |  Business & Labor

Americans Aren't the Only People Who are Due Due Processnew

I really hadn't planned on writing about this decision. It seems so utterly obvious why Guantanamo Bay detainees deserve due process; I just figured it would be argued, re-argued and over-argued a million times in the opinionsphere before I could ever publish a single word about it. Instead, I watched and listened as the right-wing blubbermongers blubbered on about how the court's decision puts the rights of foreign terrorists above the safety of Americans.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Edwin Decker  |  06-26-2008  |  Commentary

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