As events tumble forward in Iraq, here are some things to keep an eye on: 1) “Inclusive” Government A cornerstone of solving Iraq, however defined, is the formation of an inclusive government, one that addresses the needs of Sunnis, Shia and Kurds, gives each a sense of substantive participation, creates safety for each and allows [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday March 24, 2014 9:45 am|
I love New York. What other city in the United States has public art openly mocking former Secretary of State and Bush Lickspittle Toady Colin Powell? In the High Line Park, in the Meatpacking District, stands a bust of Colin Powell, his mighty frame bursting out of well-sculpted living rock. Held in his hand (see [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday March 19, 2013 8:15 pm|
“The moment of truth has arrived and military operations to disarm Iraq have begun,” Secretary of State Colin Powell declared in a US State Embassy cable sent out to all diplomatic and consular posts on March 20, 2003 and published by WikiLeaks. “More than 30 nations have joined with the United States to free the [...]
|By: Jeff Kaye Thursday September 6, 2012 12:03 am|
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a major new report detailing how the Bush Administration and other allied governments tortured and imprisoned opponents of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The prisoners were then rendered to Gaddafi’s own prisons where many of them were tortured. Perhaps the most explosive new information in the report concerns charges by one of the prisoners that he was waterboarded. Meanwhile, a new document released by a Canadian news outlet charges former Guantanamo child prisoner Omar Khadr was subjected to waterboarding-like torture while in U.S. custody.