Issues / War & Peace
Examining claims that justify terrorism.
The war profiteering is on. Defense contractor CEOs received raises on average of 200 percent between 2001 and 2004, compared to only 7 percent for average large company CEOs.
It is critical for people to resistparticularly those who identify with the peace movementbuying into this myth that it was Israel and its supporters who were responsible for the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.
Changes in Israeli political leadership and prospects for a settlement.
Double standards for Hamas undermine negotiations.
Has the President now given a definition of victory in Iraq?
Gaza Withdrawal: Prelude to a new intifada?
The IAEAand the United Nations as a wholecan be useful if its findings and policies support U.S. policy and can be ignored or rejected when they do not. Unless and until that changes, this noble effort by the Nobel committee in honoring El-Baradei and the IAEA will end up meaning very little.
In 1954 and 1968, respected arbiters of truth--Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, respectively--cut through public fear to open the way for a change in public discourse and accountability from leaders who had exploited public trust. In 2005, Representative Murtha may be the decisive voice for the truth that restores the most fundamental necessity of democracy: a well-informed public.
The White House took the wrong lessons from Libyas decision to renounce weapons of mass destruction and rejoin the international community. The Libya model may yet provide a path through the Syrian imbroglio but only if applied correctly.