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What Can We Learn From the 9/11 Anniversary?new

Ten years later, a TV terrorpalooza rings hollow.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  09-07-2011  |  Commentary

We Learned Nothing From 9/11

They say everything changed on 9/11. No one can dispute that. But we didn't learn anything.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  08-29-2011  |  Commentary

Are Obama’s Nuclear Policies Making the U.S. Safer?new

Obama's secret Muslim handlers must be pissed he's going out of his way to reduce the threat of nuclear war.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  04-27-2010  |  Commentary

Will the U.S. and the Taliban Make a Deal For Peace?new

After nearly a decade of study, more than 400 columns written, and half a bottle of rum this morning, I have uncovered what I believe may be the three immutable presidential laws of the War On Terror.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  02-09-2010  |  Commentary

Was Haiti's Earthquake Actually a Man-Made Disaster?new

People don't die because earthquakes shake them. For the most part, people die in earthquakes because the buildings they're in fall on top of them. By and large, Haitians lived and worked in shoddily built structures.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-26-2010  |  Commentary

Don't Panic...Your War Questions Answered: Obama's Foreign-Policy Objectivesnew

Government policy initiatives aren't quite the same as New Year's resolutions, but in recent weeks the Obama administration has offered hints about its top objectives for 2010. It's part spin-doctoring. Politicians must manage expectations.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-19-2010  |  Commentary

What are Obama’s Top Foreign Policy Objectives for 2010?new

President Obama's big domestic New Year's resolution appears to be acting to reduce the budget deficit. Other objectives include getting out of Iraq as quickly as possible while delving deeper into anywhere else that al-Qaida operatives are cramming explosives under their nutsacks.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Don't Panic! ... Your War Questions Answered Yemen Editionnew

For many Americans, welcoming a new year means champagne, dancing, discharging firearms skyward, college football, collards, black-eyed peas, Black Eyed Peas, Dick Clark and/or Ryan Seacrest, electrified mechanical apples, a midnight kiss, feeling sad about not getting a midnight kiss, vomiting, and headaches.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

John Chilcot Has Been Criticized After Leading his Country's Iraq War Inquirynew

The inquiry, led by career civil servant Sir John Chilcot, has been criticized from the left, right and center for not pressing witnesses hard enough, for not forcing witnesses to testify under oath, and for not making crucial documents available to the public via the inquiry's website.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Don't Panic! ... Your War Questions Answered North Koreanew

The website for North Korea's Korean Central News Agency isn't usually a repository of hope. The best one can usually expect from reading it is a guilty chuckle.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Can Tiger Woods' Penis Solve the Iraqi Refugee Crisis?new

How will Operation Endust work? Easy. Tiger Woods simply needs to hop on one of his Gulfstream private jets, fly to Damascus, Syria, or Amman, Jordan, and have sex with the first willing Iraqi refugee he can find. His magical, media-magnetic man-parts will do the rest.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Will Obama's Escalation of the Afghanistan War Succeed?new

Obama's plan for Afghanistan is conceptually straightforward: Apply the political and military lessons of Iraq to Afghanistan. Escalate the war. Tell everyone how successful escalating the war has been. Declare victory. Get out. Will it work? It depends on what you mean by "work."
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

What Happened to the U.S.-Brokered Political Deal in Honduras?new

On June 28, Honduran soldiers picked up an hombre named Manuel Zelaya, put him on an airplane, and deposited him approximately 350 miles to the southeast in beautiful Costa Rica. That doesn’t sound too bad, right? There were a couple catches, though. Catch No. 1: It was a one-way ticket.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Tell Me More About Corruption, Pleasenew

The overwhelming majority of Americans don’t experience corruption the way people in poorer countries do. By and large, we aren't hustled by cops for $100 bills when we get pulled over for speeding. The fire department doesn't demand tribute before extinguishing your house.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

Is Nigeria Finally Cleaning Up Its Crooked Ways?new

In a move that threatens to make emptying your spam folder much less amusing, the Nigerian government recently launched a big crackdown on so-called "419" scammers. The 419 scam, named for the section of the Nigerian legal code outlawing it, reportedly rakes in billions of dollars annually.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Andisheh Nouraee  |  01-12-2010  |  Commentary

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