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Iraqi contractors
AP Photo / Khalid Mohammed

Robert Scheer: Ike Was Right

Many critics of the war suggest that the U.S. remains in Iraq because it wants that nation’s petroleum. But oil is not the primary reason.  Instead, look to the military-industrial complex, a threat that President Eisenhower warned of in the 1960s.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006 READ MORE


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Bush and Gates
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Robert Scheer: Bush Can’t Kick the Habit

Here we go again: A new secretary of defense and yet another call for ending the war in Iraq by escalating it. What are they smoking in the Bush White House?

Posted on Dec 19, 2006 READ MORE



AP / Khalil Hamra

Worse Than Apartheid

The N.Y. Times’ former Middle East bureau chief, writing about Israel’s unrelenting attack on the Gaza Strip, argues: “It is a sad commentary on the gutlessness of the American press and timidity of the Democratic opposition that most Americans are not aware of the catastrophic humanitarian crisis they bear so much responsibility in creating.”
Above: Water mixes with blood in a street of a northern Gaza Strip town after an Israeli tank shelling in November.

Posted on Dec 18, 2006 READ MORE


Rumsfeld and Saddam
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Robert Scheer: One Last Lie for the Road

Truthdig’s editor enters the mind of Donald Rumsfeld, who journeyed to Iraq recently to bid farewell to the troops, but ended up repeating the lies that put them at risk.

Posted on Dec 12, 2006 READ MORE


Jose Padilla
New York Times

Robert Scheer: Becoming What We Despise

The Founding Fathers won a war, but their true contribution to human history was to tackle head-on the reality that humans and their institutions can so easily become that which they despise.

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
AP Photo / Vahid Salemi

Robert Scheer: Learning to Live With the Ayatollahs

How in the world did George W. Bush manage to turn Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the “Supreme Leader” of “Axis of Evil” Iran, into a prophet of peace in the Middle East?

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE


Bush
AP Photo / Charles Dharapak

Robert Scheer: In the Shadow of Ho Chi Minh

President Bush has said many dumb things in defense of his Iraq policy. Citing the Vietnam War as a model, however, is perhaps his most ludicrous yet.

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


fence
AP Photo / Nasser Nasser

Chris Hedges: Bring Down That Wall

If we allow Israel to complete its massive $2-billion project to ring Palestinians in militarized, pod-like encampments in Gaza and the West Bank, we will condemn Israel and the Palestinians to endless cycles of violence that could ultimately doom the Jewish state.

Posted on Nov 20, 2006 READ MORE


Murtha
AP Photo / Dennis Cook

Robert Scheer: Murtha’s No Lefty, But He’s Right

If they know what’s good for them, the Democrats will heed the call of the voters on Thursday and elect Iraq war critic John Murtha as their leader in the House.

Posted on Nov 14, 2006 READ MORE


Rumsfeld, Bush and Gates

Robert Scheer: Gates Has Some Explaining to Do

Truthdig’s editor argues that there remain unanswered questions surrounding the Iran-Contra connections of Robert Gates, whom Bush has tapped as defense secretary.

Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


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