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Category: Foreign Policy

The Hawks are Circling | Rep. Lewis’s (Mis)Appropriations

by WS Editors | Sep 15, 2007 | Foreign Policy, Politics

The Three Day War—Ignored by the U.S. media, yet reported in the U.K., are increased concerns that the Bush administration plans to bomb Iran. On the day before Labor Day, the Sunday Times of London carried some remarks by Alexis Debat of the Nixon Center, a conservative Washington think tank that includes Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and […]

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Coming to a Theater Near You: Five Years in Guantánamo

by WS Editors | Jul 1, 2007 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

BREMEN, Germany FIFTEEN AMERICAN SOLDIERS WATCHED over a man, shackled to a seat in the cargo bay of a C-17 Globemasterthe Air Force workhorse that usually moves Abrams tanks, Chinook helicopters or infantry vehicles. Wearing goggles that shut out all light, a soundproof headset and a mask that covered his mouth so he could not […]

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Tom DeLay’s Unsolicited Advice | The Foreclosure Epidemic | An Iraq Fallacy

by WS Editors | Apr 1, 2007 | Economy, Foreign Policy

The Hammer Strikes Back—NBC’s Today Show isn’t known for putting its guests in the hot seat—unless your name is Tom Cruise. Yet there was host Meredith Vieira on March 20, sinking her teeth into former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. “You say to fight, and the name of your book is No Retreat, No Surrender. But didn’t you […]

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Congress Just Says No to an Iraq War Escalation

by WS Editors | Mar 1, 2007 | Foreign Policy, Politics

If the Congressional elections of the past November 7 were an unofficial vote of no-confidence for President Bush and the Iraq War, an official one was finally delivered on February 15 by the House of Representatives when it passed a resolution disapproving of the Bush plan for a “surge” of more U.S. troops to be […]

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A Republican Legal Blacklist | Journalism Is a Dangerous Job | The Future of Guantánamo

by WS Editors | Mar 1, 2007 | Foreign Policy, Media

Purging Prosecutors—It’s an ugly trend. Democratic control of Congress hasn’t stopped the Bush administration from continuing to remake the courts and refashion the rule of law in its ideological image. In recent months, eight U.S. Attorneys have been asked to resign by the Justice Department in an unprecedented purge of the nation’s top law enforcement […]

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