Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Watching them blatantly abdicate their responsibility in the run-up to the Iraq War was almost as difficult as watching most of America let them get away with it.
The Bush administration, like its predecessors, has frequently taken advantage of the idealism and values of the U.S. citizenry to justify foreign policies that most Americans would otherwise find morally unacceptable.
As the president often mentions, freedom, democracy and peace often demand heavy sacrifices. But plans to build new bases jeopardize these ideals.
One of the consequences of this war is to cut investment in our future. It's time to start thinking of how to shut down this failed adventure.
Tom Barry interviews Omayma Abdel-Latif Al-Ahram.
First and foremost, the Iraqi people deserve a plan.
Continuing to fund these big-ticket systems is one reason the Army is still scrambling to provide adequate body armor and well-protected Humvees to our troops in Iraq.
The Bush administration cannot be permitted to declare a war for "Iraqi freedom" and respond with an economic invasion that turns Iraq into a U.S. corporate grab bag.
The occupation's defenders reject the parallel between Iraq and Vietnam
The elections in Iraq are shaping up to be another "Bring 'em on" moment.