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Jim Lobe is the Washington bureau chief for Inter Press Service.
Playing Mind Games with Iran?
Posted on: Apr 11, 2006, Source: IPS News
News that the White House is planning to attack Iran could be the real deal, or it could be an elaborate bluff.
Fighting the Wrong War
Posted on: Jul 10, 2005, Source: Asia Times
Whether Thursday's bombings in London will erode public support for Bush remains to be seen. But growing pessimism about the Iraq war makes him more vulnerable than ever.
Posted on: Mar 7, 2005, Source: Inter Press Service
John Bolton is a man best known for sabotaging international treaties and alienating entire nations. That's why he's been picked to be our ambassador to the United Nations.
Posted on: Jan 31, 2005, Source: TomPaine.com
The departure of undersecretary of defense – and hardliner – Doug Feith suggests that the administration is shedding its more radical edges. Is neocon influence waning?
Osama! Saddam! Santa!
Posted on: Dec 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Add to Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein another bearded, remote-dwelling evildoer President Bush intends to rout from his habitat: Santa Claus.
The Neoconservative Wish List
Posted on: Nov 11, 2004, Source: TomPaine.com
The architects of Bush's foreign policy have a new 'checklist' of tasks for the Bush second term. It includes taking on not only the 'axis of evil,' but also 'Old Europe' and China.
The World According to a Bush Voter
Posted on: Oct 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet
A new survey reveals that Bush supporters choose to keep faith in their leader than face reality.
Posted on: Oct 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet
An open letter signed by leading U.S. national security specialists describes the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq as the gravest foreign policy error since the Vietnam War.
Americans Say No to Unilateralism
Posted on: Sep 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet
A new survey shows that a majority of Americans are firmly opposed to the core elements of the Bush administration's foreign policy, be it unilateralism or preemptive warfare.
Mendacity Under Fire
Posted on: Jun 21, 2004, Source: deleted
Contrary to all evidence, President Bush insists that there was a relationship between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda simply because he says so, over and over again.
Teetering on the Brink
Posted on: May 2, 2004, Source: Inter Press Service
The neoconservative hawks' fall from grace comes too late, with the nation already mired in a war that it cannot win or end.
Madrid 2004 = Munich 1938?
Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: Inter Press Service
Rightwing hawks view the Spaniards' decision to vote out Jose Maria Aznar as equivalent to appeasing Hitler.
Bush Lies Uncovered
Posted on: Feb 22, 2004, Source: deleted
Two key players in the White House's campaign to invade Iraq expose the real reasons for the war.
The Short End of the Stick
Posted on: Feb 18, 2004, Source: OneWorld.net
A disturbing case forces the U.S. to consider granting political asylum to battered women.
Dear Mr. Prosecutor
Posted on: Feb 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet
If the Justice Department wants to know who leaked Valerie Plame's identity, all they have to do is talk to a longtime Republican operative named Clifford May.
Neocons Investigate Themselves
Posted on: Feb 7, 2004, Source: Inter Press Service
The president has picked a notorious GOP operative with close ties to the pro-war lobby to co-chair the WMD commission.
Will Dubya Dump Dick?
Posted on: Jan 27, 2004, Source: deleted
Moderate Republicans have started a secret campaign to take the vice president off the Republican ticket in 2004.
New WMD Report Slams Bush White House
Posted on: Jan 8, 2004, Source: deleted
A report authored by a leading think-tank represents the most serious blow thus far to the administration's case for war.
Television's Myopic Global Eye
Posted on: Jan 5, 2004, Source: Inter Press Service
In 2003, network news was too busy focusing on Iraq to notice the millions of people who died in crises around the world.
Future Uncertain as Saddam Unearthed
Posted on: Dec 13, 2003, Source: deleted
Iraq experts differ on whether Hussein's capture will embolden the Shiites, dampen the insurgency, or have little effect at all.
Bush's Iraq Policy: A Quagmire of Confusion
Posted on: Dec 11, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The administration's move to blacklist the very same countries it is asking to forgive Iraq's debt is not a sign of arrogance but hopelessly muddled decision-making.
Conservative Experts Critique the Occupation
Posted on: Dec 3, 2003, Source: deleted
Supporters of the invasion returning from Iraq report a 'disconnect' between what the government tells us and the truth on the ground.
Neocons Leak Bad Intelligence
Posted on: Nov 19, 2003, Source: AlterNet
A memo leaked to the Weekly Standard reveals the desperation of administration hawks who have once again sacrificed national security to get back at their critics.
Brave Face Belies Administration's Panic
Posted on: Nov 12, 2003, Source: deleted
While maintaining a brave face on the accelerating stream of bad news coming out of Baghdad, the Bush administration appears increasingly at a loss, not to say panicked, about what to do.
Dick Cheney, Commander in Chief
Posted on: Oct 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet
When it comes to U.S. foreign policy, it is the vice president, not George W. Bush, who calls the shots.
Syria Policy Reveals Neocon Power
Posted on: Oct 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The appointment of fierce anti-Syria advocate David Wurmser as the Mideast adviser to Dick Cheney is a sign of the continuing dominance of the neoconservatives.
About That Leak...
Posted on: Oct 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Is anyone asking Clifford May who his sources are? The neo-conservative prez of the FDD boasted that Valerie Plame's identity 'wasn't news to me.'
The Hazards of Watching Fox News
Posted on: Oct 2, 2003, Source: Inter Press Service
A new study shows that patrons of Rupert Murdoch's brand of journalism are most likely to be misinformed about key facts of the Iraq war.
A Bigger, Badder Sequel to Iran-Contra
Posted on: Aug 12, 2003, Source: deleted
Just like Ollie North and his cohorts, a small network of officials is pursuing a covert foreign policy agenda -- except their aims are vastly more ambitious.
The Other Bush Lie
Posted on: Jul 14, 2003, Source: TomPaine.com
Just like the claims about Iraqi uranium purchases, 'evidence' of links between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda is equally bogus.
Immigrant Roundup Backfired, Finds Report
Posted on: Jun 29, 2003, Source: deleted
Rounding up Muslims and Arabs gave Americans a false sense of security while possibly making the country more vulnerable to future terror attacks, says establishment think-tank.
Post-war Iraq: Quagmire or Master Plan?
Posted on: Jun 23, 2003, Source: AlterNet
The increasingly disastrous situation in Iraq may be a result of neoconservative hubris or, more ominously, part of a master plan.
Vietnam War Terms Make a Comeback
Posted on: Jun 18, 2003, Source: deleted
If 'strategic hamlet' and 'counterinsurgency' are coming back into use in talking about the situation in Iraq, can 'quagmire' be far behind?
Pentagon Dreams of Playing 'GloboCop'
Posted on: Jun 12, 2003, Source: deleted
The emerging U.S. military strategy envisions an archipelago of military bases stretching from the Caribbean to North Korea.
Credibility Gap, Anyone?
Posted on: Jun 3, 2003, Source: deleted
Controversy over whether Bush either exaggerated or lied about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq mushroomed over the past week.
Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception
Posted on: May 18, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Many neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz are disciples of a philosopher who believed that the elite should use deception, religious fervor and perpetual war to control the ignorant masses.
A New War in Washington
Posted on: Apr 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Newt Gingrich's scorching attack on the State Department is both unprecedented and carefully planned. It is just the opening salvo in the Pentagon's war on moderation.
Syria on Neocons' Hit List
Posted on: Apr 17, 2003, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
A study three years ago that called for a preemptive attack on Israel's nemesis in Lebanon was signed by a slew of powerful Bush advisors.
Who Will Rule Iraq?
Posted on: Apr 6, 2003, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus
Determined to maintain as much power for itself and its favored appointees, the Pentagon is battling the State department and Tony Blair over control of Iraq.
All in the Neocon Family
Posted on: Mar 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet
Contrary to appearances, the neoconservatives do not represent a political movement, but a small, exclusive club with incestuous familial and personal connections.
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