Within Weeks of 9-11, US, UK Seek to Detain Prisoners as Long as “War” Continued

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 7:34 am

You see, from the start this war was designed to be our longest war. Because all those Commander-in-Chief powers both Republicans and Democrats have grown to love so much depend on it continuing.


Cheney’s “Hard, Hard Power” and Syria

By: Saturday September 4, 2010 1:00 pm

Apparently, the Poodle’s memoir (the tour for which got a little messy in Dublin) confirms something that was blatantly obvious: Dick Cheney wanted to conquer the entire Middle East, country by country.

UK on U.S. Rendition: Is Objective Detention or Death?

By: Thursday July 15, 2010 7:45 am

A series of documents released on July 14 in the UK Binyam Mohamed civil case point to collusion by the UK government with the American torture rendition program. One of the revelations argues for the existence of extrajudicial murders as part of that system.

War Is A Marketing Ploy That Gives Us Meaning

By: Sunday December 13, 2009 7:00 pm

I suppose it’s past time to start a fund to create Tony Blair’s headstone, just to have this craven, blithe admission of pretext permanently affixed to his legacy. Yes, Prime Minister, “obviously” once the justification for a war that has killed tens if not hundreds of thousands of people turns out to be disproven, one must pivot to a new rationale for its existence. What one must never do is recognize that the war is in error and work to correct it.

It’s always a clean slate for them

By: Monday November 23, 2009 1:30 am

Chuck Todd and David Gregory are too busy to Google — or remember anything older than last night.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Stan Greenberg, author of Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders

By: Sunday February 22, 2009 2:00 pm

“I confess,” writes Stan Greenberg in the introduction to Dispatches from the War Room, “I’m a member of ‘the pollster industrial complex.’” Greenberg’s fascinating new book recounts his experiences working as a consultant to five leaders – Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Britain’s Tony Blair, Israel’s Ehud Barak, and Bolivia’s Gonzalo Sanchez de Losada – all of whom knew or discovered that engaging with popular opinion was necessary to govern effectively in a democracy.

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