Ray Zwarich: This is the tragedy of war; people devoted to the death of others, whom they rightly consider to be threatening death to them. As each side kills its enemies, where is right or wrong?
Danny Schechter: They do their killing with the kind of “terrible swift sword” that we sing about in the Battle Hymn of The Republic, while we prefer no direct contact with our victims, relying on so-called “surgical” air strikes and drone attacks.
Kathy Kelly: Durable structures of separation and domination make it difficult for many young Afghans to fulfill their longings to connect meaningfully, peacefully, and stably with a saner world united under one blue sky.
Murray Polner: It was hardly surprising that Gov. Andrew Cuomo would suddenly decide to depart Albany for Jerusalem just as the gory war in Gaza was coming to an end.
Lance Simmens: Whether it is in the Gaza Strip or at the Texas border, the world is being exposed to a level of child abuse that will have devastating effects upon our future for generations to come.
Walter Brasch: Given the reality that a thorough investigation by a Republican-led House committee shows there is no scandal, you’d expect the rest of the House to drop its $3.3 million investigation that they increased for political purposes months before the November mid-term elections. Good luck with that.
Gil Hochberg and Mark LeVine: Behind your passion is a view of Israel’s history and current actions that are utterly at odds with the actual history and present-day realities in the country.
Danny Schechter: Suddenly, the country we never wanted to have to think about again is back in the news and on our military agenda. So, after a few denials that troops would not, never, and no way be sent, sure’nuff, U.S, boots are back on the ground, but to play a very different “mission.”
Lance Simmens: While it accomplishes little to reach back and point blame for the mess that Iraq has become, the overriding lesson that must be learned from this sorry episode in America’s continuing imperialist misadventures is that the consequences of a policy dictated by lies and deceit will follow us through the long-term and most assuredly adversely affect our standing on the world stage.
Gareth Porter: “Both sides were making demands going well beyond what they knew they would accept in the end, hoping to make the more moderate demands more acceptable.”
Gary Corseri: See what you make me do? Israel and its US supporters cry in unison. Why do you make me do this? Why do you make me hurt you? Why? Why!?
Vijay Prashad: Despite abuses from the Israeli government, the U.S. political class is fully supportive of its acts in Gaza.
Brent Budowsky: The repeated barrages of derision from the Israeli right toward Israel’s one great ally in a lonely world are profoundly wrong and profoundly unwise.