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The Surge Delusion

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Just as the military and the public misunderstood Vietnam, many contemporary officers and politicians rely on a mythical rendering of a successful surge in the Iraq War.

Did the CIA Torture So Bush Could Invade Iraq? (Video)

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The Bush administration and the CIA tortured al-Qaida suspects because they wanted evidence that linked Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and could be used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn writes at The Independent.The Bush administration and the CIA tortured al-Qaida suspects because they wanted evidence that linked Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and could be used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, says Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn.

The Demons at Home

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A short film about the Iraq invasion explores how the horror and threat that were forced upon the American people and the world were generated from within the White House, not by Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mission Unaccomplished

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By invading Iraq, the U.S. did more to destabilize the Middle East than we could possibly have imagined at the time. On the 10th anniversary of the war, we recognize that we -- and so many others -- will pay the price for it for a long, long time.

Truthdigger of the Week: Stephen F. Downs
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It’s safe to assume that Big Brother would still have prevailed over Winston Smith had the ill-fated protagonist of George Orwell’s dystopian novel "1984" been helped by public defender Stephen Downs. But we have reason to believe that Downs, who represents Muslim activists in trials that amount to little more than terrorist witch hunts, would not have backed down.A New York attorney who represents Muslim activists in trials that amount to little more than terrorist witch hunts is our Truthdigger of the Week.

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