The True Birth Certificate of the Lawless Iraq War

Dick Cheney Draft Dodger

-+*Jerry Drucker: The neo-con thesis suggested by using the super-power of the United States, we could exercise world dominance after the collapse of Russia. Then the U.S., by entering and controlling Iraq, could in time control all the oil production out of the Middle East.

World War I “Christmas Truce Centenary Commemoration”

Christmas Eve Truce

-+*Larry Wines: Ross Altman & Friends will perform in memory of a moment that still shines for us, through the mists of a full century past, from a time of carnage and smoke and brutality and misery. It was a moment when people found within themselves the best of things in the worst of times.

American Exceptionalism, American Torture

CIA Torture Report

-+*Bill Blum: In the United States, military torturers and their political godfathers are granted amnesty automatically, simply for being American, solely for belonging to the “Good Guys Club”.

Drones and Discrimination: Kick the Habit

Kathy Kelly Sentenced

-+*Kathy Kelly: On January 23, 2015, when I report to whichever prison the Bureau of Prisons selects, I’ll have a short time to reconnect with the reality endured by incarcerated people.

CIA Torture: Crystallizing Cleavages

CIA Torture Report Released

-+*John Peeler: The release of this report, however, must be seen as a victory for Democratic liberals. They have won a key battle. The larger war over governing principles in foreign policy and international affairs will go on.

Torture Denial: U.S. Flunks Religious Acid Test

Torture Denial Fails

-+*Peter Laarman: What most dismays international observers of today’s America is the absence of spiritual maturity in a country that claims to be close to God and where so many say religious belief is central in their lives.

Expanding the Long War

peace sign

-+*Tom Hayden: Let’s set the record straight. The peace movement generally warned that this Long War could not be won, could not be afforded, and could only end in permanent quagmire, especially if it left Assad in power in Damascus while abandoning the Sunnis of Iraq to their fate under the Shiite regime we installed.

Deja Vu, Afghans—We’re Back

Obama Back to Afghanistan

-+*Murray Polner: In his final two years in office, but for a few crumbs here and there, his once-formidable and dedicated antiwar base will not be welcome at the White House.