Stories by Robert Dreyfuss

Robert Dreyfuss is the author of "Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam" (Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books). subscribe to Robert Dreyfuss's feed

Posted on: Jul 7, 2008, Source: The Nation

In a stunning move, the Iraqi PM floats the idea of a timetable, while Bush -- and McCain -- continue to insist on indefinite occupation.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2008, Source: The Nation

Raising eyebrows over his Iraq approach, a new report suggests Obama could recruit none other than Robert Gates if he becomes commander-in-chief.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2008, Source: The Nation

The tragedy of the Haditha massacre in November 2005 has now been compounded by a judicial whitewash and coverup.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

On a panel at the Center for a New American Security, two Obama advisors had clashing views on what the candidate's withdrawal plan might look like.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: The Nation

As the smoke clears over new rubble in Iraq's second city, the big winners are the forces of rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr

Posted on: Feb 25, 2008, Source: The Nation

Washington's decision to topple Saddam's government has put in place a ruling elite that is far closer to Iran than it is to the United States.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

Iraqi nationalists, opposed to the U.S. presence, are slowly gaining ground.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2007, Source:

Who, exactly, are we fighting in Iraq? Why are we there? Nearly five years later, there are still no answers to the most basic questions about the Iraq occupation.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: The Nation

Iraqi nationalism is the only political force capable of uniting Sunni and Shiite Arabs and ending the sectarian civil war, but for the past four years the United States has systematically worked to suppress it.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2007, Source:

Defense spending has nearly doubled since the mid-1990s, and Democrats willing to challenge the bloated Pentagon budget are essentially nonexistent.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2007, Source: Washington Monthly

Much of Washington assumes that withdrawing from Iraq will lead to a bigger bloodbath. We need to question that assumption.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2007, Source:

Bush is discovering that boldly lying about Iran isn't enough. He needs his chorus of liars behind him ... and they're all gone.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2007, Source:

Bush is still the Christian-crusader President, still lodged inside a bubble universe filled with neocon advisors -- and that means more troops in Iraq, even if the idea doesn't make a lick of sense.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source:

Now the Dems must thunder from the pulpit, threatening to rain down hellfire, hail and brimstone on Republicans who want to stay the course.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source:

The details of the so-called 'amnesty' deal show that the United States is not serious about forging peace in Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2006, Source:

The time has passed for both 'bringing the troops home now' and continuing to stay the course in the lost cause of Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2006, Source: The American Prospect

Since 2005, Dick Cheney's daughter Elizabeth has held a powerful position guiding Middle East policy. And like father, like daughter: Liz is a key player in the push for regime change in Iran and Syria.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2006, Source:

Three years into the war, two ominous letters are making their appearance: The 'F' word (for failure) and the 'D' word (for defeat).

Posted on: Mar 20, 2006, Source:

Iraq is no longer headed for civil war. It's there.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2006, Source:

Americans, Iraqis and the international community must hold Bush and Cheney responsible for the destruction of Iraq.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2006, Source:

Hamas' victory in the Palestinian elections is a disaster built on short-sighted policies by the PLO, Israel and the U.S.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2006, Source:

Friday's election results make it nearly impossible to stop the country from descending into full-blown civil war.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2005, Source:

The Cairo peace conference shows Iraq's factions are willing to do their part. Now it's time for the Bush administration to act.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005, Source:

After all the exposed lies and huge costs of Iraq, is it possible that America will let Bush get away with shattering another Middle East state?

Posted on: Oct 5, 2005, Source:

The ferocity of Iraq's Shiite fundamentalist ruling clique has the Saudis worrying that a regional war may spill out of the bitter Shiite-Sunni conflict.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2005, Source:

With the last shreds of Bush's credibility blown away by Katrina, expect momentum against the president to grow with each further U.S. casualty in Iraq.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2005, Source:

The indictment of four men charged with spying on the U.S. for Israel may eventually implicate the conservatives who thumped the drums for war in Iraq.

Posted on: May 23, 2005, Source:

Why have the media virtually ignored a credible memo indicating that the administration lied about its plans to wage war on Iraq and that it fixed the intelligence to do so?

Posted on: Apr 21, 2005, Source:

The new regime cannot gain legitimacy without distancing itself from the United States -- and yet won't last a day without U.S. support.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2004, Source:

Put in the hot seat by Republican members of the 9/11 commission, the former counterterrorism chief's testimony was measured, nuanced and devastating.

Posted on: May 12, 2003, Source: The Nation

The Pentagon's new command for 'the homeland' is the latest major erosion in the separation of civil and military forces.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2002, Source: The Nation

The Secretary of State now has a new list and you better not be on it. Multiplying lists of "terrorist" groups have emerged as a handy tool to suppress dissent.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: Mother Jones

A quarter century after the fall of Hanoi, the poisons sprayed by U.S. forces during the war are affecting a new generation of Vietnamese. Why won't Washington accept responsibility for the chemical weapon that keeps on killing?