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The Mythical Integrity of Robert Mueller and James Comey


The special “Russiagate” prosecutor (left) and the fired FBI director have long histories as pliable political operatives.

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In Trump Times, the Enemies of Our Enemies Are Not Necessarily Our Friends


How can we recognize who our allies are in the mixed-up world of the new president?

Posted on Feb 10, 2017 READ MORE

Why It’s Vital to Hold George W. Bush Accountable for His Crimes as Trump Is Inaugurated


We lowered the political bar to the point where even Donald Trump could clear it when we allowed Bush, Cheney and company to start an illegal war in Iraq.

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE

Chris Hedges Unmasks American Empire in ‘Unspeakable’


In this new book, the award-winning Truthdig columnist discusses taboo topics in America—including his experience as a radical war correspondent at The New York Times—with fellow journalist David Talbot.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE

Maureen Dowd: ‘The Republicans Have Their Candidate’ in Hillary Clinton


Just when it seemed as if nothing could possibly come as a surprise, the New York Times mainstay comes out with a column about Hillary Clinton that veers sharply off the establishment script, and, even more startling, lands smack on the dot.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE

Should George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Others Be Jailed for War Crimes?


We need a full and public accounting of the CIA’s activities, the doings of military and civilian agencies and outfits, the White House’s drone assassination program, and the illegal, devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Exhibit One in Any Future American War Crimes Trial


Even if the accusations against Abu Zubaydah had been true, what the CIA did to him—with the knowledge and approval of the highest government officials—is a prime example of the kind of still-unpunished crimes that officials such as Dick Cheney, George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld committed in the so-called global war on terror.

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 READ MORE

Eric Fair’s ‘Consequence,’ a Memoir by a Former Abu Ghraib Interrogator


Fair’s “candid and chilling new book” is “at once an agonized confession of his own complicity as an interrogator at Abu Ghraib and an indictment of the system that enabled and tried to justify torture,” writes Michiko Kakutani at The New York Times.

Posted on Apr 9, 2016 READ MORE

How Bush-Cheneyism Made Mideast in Its Image: Wars, the War on Terror, With Us or Against Us


Thirteen years after the illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq, it is worth considering its full impact on this country and on the region.

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Bush Sr. Blames Neocons for Ruining W.’s Presidency: Is He Warning Jeb? (Video)


In interviews given for a new biography, George H.W. Bush, 91, lets loose against Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, whom he clearly blames for many of the failures of the presidency of his son, George W. Bush.

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Back to the Dark Side: Dick Cheney’s Pax Americana


“Exceptional,” the new book from former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, is nothing more than an unhinged rant that smacks of sedition.

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 READ MORE

The Moon: Who Will Lead It?


He already thinks he hung it, so Donald Trump would be a natural leader for Jeb Bush’s future moon colony.

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Protecting and Serving With Taser-Armed Drones


North Dakota recently passed a bill that will allow cops to use armed drones to police the state; a writer makes the argument for showing on-air killings on the media; meanwhile, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s popularity has plummeted only a few years into his presidency. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: John Oliver: ‘Torture Is Medieval, Brutal and Beneath Us,’ So Let’s Make It Illegal

In anticipation of this week’s vote on a proposed law against torture, drafted by Sens. John McCain and Dianne Feinstein, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host gave an impassioned monologue on the Senate Committee Report on Torture.

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

VIDEO: Former CIA Deputy Director Grilled on Falsehoods That Led to Iraq War

In a heated 10-minute exchange, MSNBC host Chris Matthews confronts CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell with the question of why, during the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, he let Vice President Dick Cheney get away with saying Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was building nuclear weapons.

Posted on May 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Judith Miller on Her False WMD Reports: ‘I Don’t Feel Guilty’

Former New York Times journalist Judith Miller is back in the news, doing what all self-respecting members and corollary players from the Bush era have done, knowing what they know now. That’s right—she’s on a nationwide book tour.

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Visiting the Torture Museum: Barbarism Then and Now


Someday, at an official U.S. torture museum, our children may wonder how we ever adopted the worst traditions of terror in the Age of Barbarism Lite.

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 READ MORE

Another Iraq Apology









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Mark Udall Can Make History by Releasing the Torture Report


Mark Udall, the outgoing Democratic senator from Colorado, may be a lame duck, leaving office in less than a week. But his most important work in the Senate may still be before him.

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 READ MORE

What Do Llamas Have to Do With AIDS?


The furry South American creatures may hold the cure to AIDS; Flickr gave up on its plan to sell prints of Creative Commons photos after much criticism; meanwhile, Dick Cheney admits he has no problem with innocent people being tortured. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 READ MORE

Did the CIA Torture So Bush Could Invade Iraq? (Video)


The Bush administration and the CIA tortured al-Qaida suspects because they wanted evidence that linked Saddam Hussein to 9/11 and could be used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn writes at The Independent.

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 READ MORE

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What Will the Widespread Use of Drones Mean for Journalism?


Having so many drones flying around may have “serious implications” for journalists and researchers; India named its first “yoga czar”; meanwhile, a Fox News interview shows the holes in Dick Cheney’s defense of CIA torture. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 READ MORE

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How Twisted Up Do You Have to Be to Deny Our Actions?: Stewart and Colbert React to CIA Torture

Fortunately, there are two TV pundits who are, at the very least, trying to help Americans process the ignominy of CIA torture without resorting to blatant denial.

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

The Trial of Richard Bruce Cheney


The hall at the International Criminal Court in the Hague was packed today as the trial began of former U.S. Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney.

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 READ MORE

CIA Crimes Without Punishment


With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the use of torture by the CIA after 9/11, the final defense of the indefensible by its perpetrators, advocates and publicists is falling apart before our eyes.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 READ MORE

GOP Squirms at Release of CIA Torture Report, Warns of ‘Violence’ (So Why Did They Torture?)


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The Senate report is due out this week and is already the object of a Karl Rove style disinformation campaign by former President George W. Bush and others.

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 READ MORE

The Last Days of Tomas Young


The maimed veteran died last week after a desperate battle with the VA, which callously had reduced his pain medication. His crucible is familiar to the many other Americans who have become the fodder of our wars.

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 READ MORE

The Rise of the New, Liberal Islamophobia


The recent television kerfuffle involving “Real Time” host Bill Maher and guest Sam Harris over whether Muslims are bad people because their religion is, in the words of Harris, “the mother lode of bad ideas,” is symbolic of the new American Islamophobia.

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 READ MORE

Here Comes Dick Cheney to Beat the Drums of War in Iraq (Again)


In what is hopefully not one of the seven signs of imminent apocalypse, former Vice President Dick Cheney once again darkened the halls of Congress on Tuesday, huddling with House Republicans to strategize about the simmering war zone that is Iraq. Yes, it is 2014 and not 2004.

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 READ MORE

Dick Cheney-Approved









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Paying for the 2003 Invasion


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As President Obama struggles to deal with the crisis in Iraq, it’s useful to remember who gave the world this cauldron of woe in the first place: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 READ MORE

Clintonians Join Vulture Flock Over Argentina


Likely leaders of a Hillary Clinton administration are helping hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer wring hundreds of millions of dollars out of Argentina, a move that could derail the country’s long climb back into solvency and undermine debt settlements worldwide.

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 READ MORE

Darth Cheney









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Still Living With Jack Bauer in a Terrified New American World


Once upon a time, if a character on TV tortured someone, it was a sure sign that he was a bad guy. Now, the torturers are the all-American heroes. From “24” to “Zero Dark Thirty,” it’s been the good guys who wielded the pliers and the waterboards. We’re not only living in a post-9/11 world, we’re stuck with Jack Bauer in the 25th hour.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 READ MORE

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Iraq in Last Throes as Kurdistan Seeks Independence, Syria and Iran Intervene


Former vice president and unindicted felon Richard Bruce Cheney (they always give the criminals’ names that way, in full) once said that he was sure that the Sunni Arab resistance to the U.S. in Iraq was in its last throes.

Posted on Jun 25, 2014 READ MORE

Cheney and Wolfowitz









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Heed the Voices for Peace Amid the Tragedy of Iraq


It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 READ MORE

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