Category Archives: bush

Afghanistan was Afghanistan

Sex sells, and Iraq is a rockstar. It has everything a 24 hour news network could ever ask for; political attention, pubic attention, protesters on every side and in every country. It’s acting as a springboard for the much anticipated 2008 Presidential Election and every day hundreds of innocent civilians die in a rainbow of […]

“Is This America?” by Nat Hentoff

Brilliant. …on January 18, 2007, Vermont senator Patrick Leahy assessed how Bush’s war on terrorism has affected many people around the world who do not hate us but no longer trust us as a lover of liberty and the rights of man. Said Leahy: “The administration’s secret policies have reduced America’s standing around the world […]

When Humanity Takes a Seat

For anyone who has been paying attention, the presence of secret CIA prisons administering torture to suspected terrorists is not anything new. What is new though, is that at least one of these gross violations of Human Rights is currently under the scrutiny of trial. I am of course talking about Jose Padilla, a US […]

US Generals Threaten To Quit Over Attacking Iran

From The Sunday Times: “There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran,” a source with close ties to British intelligence said. “There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would […]

Watch the Right Hand While The Left One Slaps You in the Face

There’s a lot to be said for honesty. Even when George W. Bush claims he doesn’t understand the tactics of a possible war with Iran, and that it would probably be political anyways. There’s a very good chance that wasn’t quite what he meant at all. Remember, he tends to speak like a shotgun: all […]

US Military to Target Iranians

According to a Washington Post article today the Bush administration has given the green light for the US military to kill Iranian operatives inside Iraq. To most, what would seem like escalation of the Iran-US conflict, is seen by the White House as a protection of American interests. According to them those interests, chiefly being […]

“The Limits of Democracy” by Fareed Zakaria

The basic problem confronting the developing world today is not an absence of democracy but an absence of governance. From Iraq to the Palestinian territories to Nigeria to Haiti, this is the cancer that is eating away at the lives of people across the globe, plunging countries into chaos, putting citizens’ lives and livelihoods at […]

State of the Double Standard: Immigration – Iraq

From this evenings State of the Union address: We need to uphold the great tradition of the melting pot that welcomes and assimilates new arrivals. (Applause.) From a January 2nd NY Times article: Thousands flee Iraq every day, but the US has placed strict limits on the number of Iraqi refugees allowed to settle in […]

Cry Wolf

In 2003 the United States launched a military invasion of Iraq, based on pretext that Saddam Hussein was a terrorist sympathizing/aiding madman with nuclear weapons technology. The evidence to support such claims has since been proven fabricated, assumed or completely missing. The war itself has gone poorly, largely because the planning process itself went poorly. […]

Iraq, Bush, and Sudden Discontent

At first the daily stories of growing discontent with the Iraq War and the way George W. Bush is handling it was amusing, like an overdue “I told you so.” Now, it’s getting overwhelming, and even more infuriating. I almost long for the days one could criticize the course of events and action in Iraq […]