AIPAC’s fingerprints

It was widely reported that the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) was behind the sudden decision by Congressional House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to drop a provision requiring President Bush… for Congressional approval prior to attacking Iran. As reported in the May 16, 2007 issue of The Hill: “The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC),…

Commander guy’s reality

No wonder that Bush thinks that Iraq was harboring Al Qaeda, had WMD and was responsible for 9/11. He wasn’t lying, he just resides in a parallel universe. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the right wing mind. The president says Democrats have it all wrong: the public doesn’t want the troops pulled out —…

The new bully arrives

The new kid on the international block doesn’t seem to be bothering too many people: Majorities around the world believe that China will catch up with the United States economically. It’s a prospect that leaves most of those polled—even Americans—unperturbed. A multinational poll by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and WorldPublicOpinion.org finds that in…

Behind the eyes of the warmongering US hawks

Military interventionists are still cynically manipulating public opinion, says Matthew Carr While the foreign policy think-tank Chatham House declares Iraq to be on the point of total collapse, the intellectual architects of pre-emptive war continue to attract surprisingly respectful media attention. One can be revolted – but not surprised – at the spectacle of Bush…

Enemies among us

US troops are beginning to doubt the worthiness of the cause in Iraq, and who could blame them? “I thought, ‘What are we doing here? Why are we still here?’ ” said Safstrom, a member of Delta Company of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. “We’re helping guys that are trying to…

Risks of staying

Glenn Greenwald has written yet another superb piece that not only challenges the wisdom behind the apparent dangers of withdrawing from Iraq, but what motivates those who maintain this argument. Conventional wisdom has led to the acceptance that withdrawing from Iraq would lead to even worse bloodshed that we are witnessing now. The peculiar thing…

We’ve always been winning in Anbar

A wonderful example of the shamelessness and delusion of the wingnut fraternity (aka Instapundit) care of Instaputz. Putz added to his ludicrous “you’d think lefty bloggers would be happy if things were going badly in Iraq” post. I’m starting to think that they don’t follow the news all that closely. It’s true — as Michael…

Nearing game over

While life in Iraq for the average Iraqi becomes truly unbearable (this missive is essential to understand what Western journalists simply cannot see) and the Bush administration cares little for the “liberated” people themselves, Dick Cheney is apparently keen to attack Iran with the US military. The Washington Note reports: The person in the Bush…

Middle Eastern “democracy”

Wael Abbas, Washington Post, May 27: Last Thursday, I returned to my country, Egypt, after several weeks in the United States on a Freedom House fellowship. I came home full of anxiety. I feared that the authorities would arrest me as soon as I set foot on Egyptian soil. That didn’t happen. But as I…

The largest price to pay

Illegality has never stopped Israel’s behaviour before, but this is certainly a blow from inside the belly of the beast: A senior legal official who secretly warned the government of Israel after the Six Day War of 1967 that it would be illegal to build Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories has said, for…