Stories by Jim Lobe

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Posted on: Mar 20, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. military's attempts to "decapitate" the Iraqi leadership is worrying the neoconservatives who are hoping for an all-out war.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Despite the rhetoric about bringing democracy to the region, the neocons shaping U.S. foreign policy would be just as happy if the war led to a balkanized, unstable Middle East.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The Turkish parliament's refusal to open up bases to U.S. forces is a symptom of rising global anger at the Bush administration.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The content of President Bush's speech on the Middle East ominously echoed the radical unilateralist vision of its audience -- the rightwing hawks at the American Enterprise Institute.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The widening diplomatic rift over the war is jeopardizing the United States' relationship with its closest long-standing allies.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The rehabilitation of a major player in the Iran-Contra scandal is a bad omen, not just for U.S. foreign policy but also for the Middle East.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq is being touted as a "new" organization. But it is made up of the same cabal of conservatives who have been pushing for a militaristic, aggressive foreign policy for decades.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

A small group of right-wing strategists, ideologues, and operatives have hijacked U.S. foreign policy, shifting it to the extreme right.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee says the selection of Jimmy Carter is also a criticism of current U.S. foreign policy.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Bush's foreign policy -- including the plan to attack Iraq -- is not about fighting terrorism, but dreams of global dominance as revealed in a document leaked 10 years ago.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The army of media pundits, cabinet members, and military experts arrayed in favor of an attack on Iraq have one startling fact in common. Not one of them has a shred of wartime experience.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The simmering feud between Republican hawks and moderates over the planned attack on Iraq is finally coming to a boil. Come September, it may turn into a full-blown war.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Colin Powell has lost virtually every major policy battle to the most reckless, single-minded members of the administration. So why does he stay?

Posted on: Jul 22, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The White House decision to cut off all aid for the United Nations Population Fund is aimed at pleasing the Christian right.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2002, Source: AlterNet

European allies fear the White House's threat to withdraw from international peacekeeping operations is evidence of an agenda to put the U.S. beyond the reach of international law.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2002, Source: AlterNet

President Bush's policy address marks a resounding victory for Ariel Sharon and the pro-Likud faction -- and major setback for peace activists on either side of the conflict.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2002, Source: AlterNet

Human rights and death-penalty abolition groups hailed last week's landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court banning the execution of mentally disabled inmates.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2002, Source: AlterNet

AIDS activists and their supporters are calling Bush's global AIDS plan a hoax that has all the earmarkings of shady alliances and backdoor tactics.

Posted on: May 12, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A little-noted survey released last week revealed that most Americans do not agree with Bush's strong support of Ariel Sharon.

Posted on: May 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration has pulled out of the treaty to establish the International Criminal Court -- a move that is both unprecedented and foolhardy.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The White House handling of the coup in Venezuela destroyed U.S. credibility in Latin America -- and left the Administration looking, well, stupid.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A highly influential cabal of rightwingers have a radical vision for the Middle East -- and they include some of Bush's closest advisers.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2002, Source: AlterNet

As Israel invades the Palestinian territories, the Bush administration's respponse is being framed by two men who despise Yasser Arafat -- Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

A powerful group of neo-conservative war hawks is launching a bold new public relations campaign attacking anyone who disagrees with Bush's war on terrorism.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2002, Source: Inter Press Service

The U.S. is committing military forces to new hotspots at a dizzying pace. If recent casualties in Afghanistan are any indication, this headlong expansion may come at a high price.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2002, Source:

Human rights, policy, and church groups say drug war aid to Colombia is being used by the government to win the country's civil war.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2002, Source: AlterNet

If Kenneth Lay were put in charge of the war on terrorism, he would probably conduct it much the same way his fellow Texas oilman and beneficiary of Enron largesse, George W. Bush, has.