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The Iraq War, We Are Told, is Overnew

It wasn't that Americans forgave the lie at the heart of the war in Iraq. It was actually worse than that. We simply gave in to it.
NUVO  |  David Hoppe  |  12-20-2011  |  Commentary

The Last Summer of Mass Destructionnew

After 50 years, Oregon is almost done incinerating its cache of WMDs, one by one.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  08-31-2011  |  War

Time and Againnew

A lengthy list of lies led to the deaths of thousands of innocent Afghans, Iraqis and Americans.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Kevin Uhrich  |  10-06-2006  |  War

Truth Squadnew

Intelligence expert Scott Ritter explains the WMD situation in his new book.
The Village Voice  |  James Ridgeway  |  01-04-2006  |  Nonfiction

More Hot Water in Vice President's Officenew

The overall picture that emerges with the indictment of Scooter Libby is of the vice president's office as a boiler room, with Dick Cheney's flunkies concocting a story to smear Joe Wilson by outing his wife's undercover employment by the CIA.
The Village Voice  |  James Ridgeway  |  11-02-2005  |  Politics

War, Lies and E-Mailnew

The public won't understand what happened in the Valerie Plame case unless or until prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald announces the results of his inquiry and explains in detail the process and path of his investigation.
The Village Voice  |  Sydney H. Schanberg  |  07-20-2005  |  Media

Homeland Security Draws Attention From Other Emergenciesnew

California's Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties have gotten millions in homeland-security grants to prepare for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attacks. But earthquakes worry some emergency officials more than any potential attack by Hezbollah.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  12-27-2004  |  Policy Issues

How Ahmed Chalabi Started the War in Iraq

George W. Bush was willing to be happily towed along by the neo-conservatives in his administration. They were eager to embrace former CIA asset Ahmed Chalabi, who used them even more than they used him.
Artvoice  |  Jamie Moses  |  06-01-2004  |  Politics

Abu Ghraib Raises Question of "Moral Extraterritoriality"new

It was Dostoyevsky who said you can judge a society by its prisons. It is how Saddam was judged, and it is sadly now how many around the world will judge the U.S.
The Village Voice  |  Ted Gup  |  05-19-2004  |  Commentary

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