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.