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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.

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


Rumsfeld and Hussein

Robert Scheer: Bush’s November Surprise

Bush insisted that Saddam Hussein’s trial be held in Iraq so that an international tribunal would never expose America’s history of support for the tyrant—(as in 1982, when President Ronald Reagan sent Donald Rumsfeld, above, to enhance diplomatic relations between Iraq and the U.S.)

Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


Chris Hedges: Bush and Israel, Midwives to Radical Islam

The former New York Times Mideast bureau chief argues that America’s failure in Iraq and Israel’s humiliation in Lebanon have emboldened and empowered those in the Arab world who seek to topple U.S.-backed regimes in the Middle East and cripple the Jewish state.

Posted on Nov 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Robert Scheer: Turning the Corner Into Madness

The dire predictions President Bush is making about “cutting and running” from Iraq are almost identical to the horrifically inaccurate ones Presidents Johnson and Nixon made about Vietnam. 

Posted on Oct 31, 2006 READ MORE


Robert Scheer: Enron’s Enablers Go Unpunished

“Kenny Boy” Lay and Jeffrey Skilling would have remained small-time crooks were it not for the energy industry deregulation measures they effectively purchased from Bush I and II.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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