Monthly Archives: March 2006

The Global Decline of America

According to Martin Jacques the disastrous foreign policies of the US have left it more isolated than ever, and China is standing by to take over. Our power, then, has the grave liability of rendering our theories about the world … Continue reading

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Future of Iraq post Saddam

Starting in October 2001, about a year and a half before the US and its allies invaded Iraq, the State Department spearheaded an effort called the Future of Iraq Project. Dozens of Iraqi exiles and international experts were brought together … Continue reading

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Mencken said it, not me!

As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach … Continue reading

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Iraq’s only way out

On December 2, 2005 I posted a piece called Planted Stories and More wherein I discussed the then hot subject of our Pentagon’s paying Iraqi journalists and newspapers to plant stories favorable to our point of view. I noted that … Continue reading

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ACLU: Government Spying on Americans

Documents obtained by the ACLU under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the FBI is using its Joint Terrorism Task Forces to gather extensive information about peaceful organizations. Recently, President Bush acknowledged giving explicit and secret authorization for warrantless … Continue reading

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