Stories by Jim Lobe

Jim Lobe is the Washington bureau chief for Inter Press Service. subscribe to Jim Lobe's feed

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.

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:

The departure of undersecretary of defense – and hardliner – Doug Feith suggests that the administration is shedding its more radical edges. Is neocon influence waning?

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.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2004, Source:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2004, Source:

A disturbing case forces the U.S. to consider granting political asylum to battered women.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2003, Source:

Just like the claims about Iraqi uranium purchases, 'evidence' of links between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda is equally bogus.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.