The special "Russiagate" prosecutor (left) and the fired FBI director have long histories as pliable political operatives. The special "Russiagate" prosecutor (left) and the fired FBI director have long histories as pliable political operatives.
How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?
We lowered the political bar to the point where even Donald Trump could clear it when we allowed Bush, Cheney and company to start an illegal war in Iraq.
In this new book, the award-winning Truthdig columnist discusses taboo topics in America—including his experience as a radical war correspondent at The New York Times—with fellow journalist David Talbot.
Just when it seemed as if nothing could possibly come as a surprise, the New York Times mainstay comes out with a column about Hillary Clinton that veers sharply off the establishment script, and, even more startling, lands smack on the dot.
We need a full and public accounting of the CIA’s activities, the doings of military and civilian agencies and outfits, the White House’s drone assassination program, and the illegal, devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Even if the accusations against Abu Zubaydah had been true, what the CIA did to him—with the knowledge and approval of the highest government officials—is a prime example of the kind of still-unpunished crimes that officials such as Dick Cheney, George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld committed in the so-called global war on terror.
Fair's "candid and chilling new book" is “at once an agonized confession of his own complicity as an interrogator at Abu Ghraib and an indictment of the system that enabled and tried to justify torture,” writes Michiko Kakutani at The New York Times.
Thirteen years after the illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq, it is worth considering its full impact on this country and on the region.
In interviews given for a new biography, George H.W. Bush, 91, lets loose against Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, whom he clearly blames for many of the failures of the presidency of his son, George W. Bush.