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Scott Ritter: Calling Out Idiot America

Flags and Tanks

The former weapons inspector and military intelligence officer plumbs the depths of American ignorance and offers this history of Iraq, the Mideast and Islam. When so few of our politicians, and even fewer of the citizens who elect them,  understand the forces at work in Baghdad and beyond, is it any wonder the occupation has been a disaster?

Posted on Mar 23, 2007 READ MORE
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A Coalition of the Unwilling

Blair and Bush

While America is still begrudgingly coming to terms with the climate crisis, British politicians, scientists and newspapers have been shouting from the rooftops for years. So why is the U.S. so far behind its closest ally? Truthdig foreign correspondent Sarah Stillman spoke with more than 20 experts to find out.

Posted on Mar 6, 2007 READ MORE

The Nightmare Scenario

Russian Missile Silo

A former arms control expert in the Soviet Union argues that Bush, in his obsession with North Korea and Iran’s relatively minuscule nuclear threat, has effectively ignored the much more perilous threat of Russia’s 10,000-strong nuclear arsenal.

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 READ MORE

Afghan Autopsy

Afghan autopsy

America began its so-called war on terror with the intention of driving the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Five years later, the Taliban is back, Osama bin Laden is still alive, and insurgent fighters cite the U.S. presence in the country as their main wellspring of rage. How did it come to this? Truthdig contributor Christian Parenti, just back from Afghanistan, reports.

Posted on Nov 28, 2006 READ MORE

Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America

american militarism

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today.

Posted on Oct 3, 2006 READ MORE

Robert Scheer: Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative

9/11

Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer puts the 9/11 conspiracy theories in perspective.

Posted on Sep 10, 2006 READ MORE

Israel’s Barrier to Peace

Israel's Security Wall

Chris Hedges, the former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times, argues that there can be no hope for peace in the Middle East as long as America continues to aid Israel in its dehumanizing practices.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006 READ MORE

The Occupation of Iraqi Hearts and Minds

The face of the occupation

Truthdig contributor Nir Rosen, an American reporter who has lived for the last three years in Iraq and who can pass as Middle Eastern, describes what it’s like to live under the boot of a culturally callous—and sometimes criminal—occupying force in Iraq.

Posted on Jun 27, 2006 READ MORE

The Many Faces of Abu Musab al Zarqawi

He led Al Qaeda in Iraq, but who was he? What drove Zarqawi to his murderous ends? And what can we learn from his death? Nir Rosen, one of the only Western journalists to have reported extensively from inside the Iraqi insurgency, lays out some answers.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Posted on Jun 9, 2006 READ MORE

The Great Immigration Debate: Getting Beyond Denial

Border Patrol Immigration

Marc Cooper peels away the myths shrouding the U.S. immigration debate.

Posted on Mar 14, 2006 READ MORE

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