Stories by Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer is Editor in Chief of Truthdig, where he publishes a weekly column, and the author of a new book, "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America." subscribe to Robert Scheer's feed

Posted on: Feb 21, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Clinton refuses to admit her mistakes about Iraq and proceeds to make the same ones with Iran.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2007, Source: Truthdig

How the scheming of Douglas Feith created the illusion of an Iraq-Al Qaeda partnership and led the U.S. into war.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush's outrageous military budget is a betrayal of the public trust. Will the Dems have the guts to stop it?

Posted on: Jan 31, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The Libby case testimony, centered on the chicanery of the vice president, certainly suggests that impeachable offenses occurred at the highest level of the White House.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2007, Source: AlterNet

President Bush has accomplished what Osama bin Laden only dreamed of by disgracing the model of American democracy in the eyes of the world.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2007, Source: Truthdig

If it ever narrows down to a choice between Hagel and some Democratic hack who hasn't the guts to fundamentally challenge the president on Iraq, then Hagel will have my vote.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bush's talk of escalating the war is nothing more than a desperate strategy for salvaging what remains of his reign.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Bush's talk of escalating the war is nothing more than a desperate strategy for salvaging what remains of his reign.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The hanging of Saddam Hussein was an act of barbarism that makes a mockery of President Bush's claim it was "an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy."

Posted on: Jan 1, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Did Saddam die because he knew too much about the United States' real role in Iraq?

Posted on: Dec 20, 2006, Source: Truthdig

The Bush Administration is hooked on the drug of military might, with Gates calling for sending more troops to a war we can't win.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

If Bush dares to move militarily against Iran, we will become mired in a bloody conflict that knows no borders.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Iraq and Vietnam are not the same country, yet both have long experience with imperial meddling and fiercely resist it.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Murtha, a leftist? Maybe on Iraq, but his record on everything from abortion to gun control to Pentagon budgets makes him an old-school conservative Democrat.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

How convenient, for Saddam to be convicted two days before the elections.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The dire predictions President Bush is making about 'cutting and running' from Iraq are almost identical to the ones Johnson and Nixon made about Vietnam.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Why were the dots between the Enron swindlers and their government sponsors never connected?

Posted on: Oct 18, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Staying the course in Iraq is a prescription for disaster -- and it's becoming increasingly clear that Bush's critics were right all along.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sensible Republicans must rein in the Bush administration and demand that progress take precedence over empty threats.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Foley cover-up should not be allowed to obscure the latest evidence of administration deceit: that Rice was briefed before 9/11.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The news that terror threats against the U.S. have increased since 9/11, largely thanks to the Iraq invasion, hasn't budged Bush's "what me worry" attitude.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

For those, like Bush, who view torture as a variant of fraternity hazing, it would be instructive to consider the fate of Canada's Maher Arar.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush was right on Monday when he said that 'our nation is being tested.' Unfortunately, it's his administration that's testing us.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Five years out from the attacks, why do we still know so little about what really happened that day?

Posted on: Sep 6, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In Bush-liberated Afghanistan -- which has just harvested its biggest opium crop ever -- billions in drug profits are financing the Taliban.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

You'd think Bill Clinton doesn't know the difference between getting single mothers off the welfare rolls and getting them out of poverty.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It moves from dumb to evil to claim that politicians who dare tell the truth -- like Ned Lamont -- are giving aid to the enemy.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Investigators have known for a decade about terrorist plots to bring down passenger jets with liquid explosives. So why now has Bush banned most liquids on flights?

Posted on: Aug 9, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A new book by the former co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission tells the inside story of how Bush has tried to squelch examination of our actual enemies.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The abandonment of the peace process and reliance on bombs will prove very costly for Israel.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In calling the Israel-Lebanon crisis 'birth pangs of a new Middle East,' Condoleezza Rice underscores Bush's blindness to the disastrous effects of his foreign policy.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2006, Source: Truthdig

It was unnerving that what most seemed to interest President Bush at the G8 summit is that China is a long flight from Western Russia.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Go for it, George; butter Kim up with some of that frat boy charm.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Democrats like Joe Lieberman and Hillary Clinton who are unwilling to strongly oppose Bush's war on Iraq are playing right into Karl Rove's election-year scheming.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2006, Source: Truthdig

Attacks on the <i>New York Times</i> aren't about national security, they're about muting criticism.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sen. Clinton seems determined to revive the Cold War liberalism that gave us the Vietnam War.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Tom DeLay was not at a loss for pious words -- none of them contrite -- during his farewell speech to applauding GOP-ers.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There's nothing noble about the media joining the government in paying a bribe to maligned Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee.

Posted on: May 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Once Bush the father got rid of key energy industry regulations, Lay was a made man and Enron's fortunes soared.

Posted on: May 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Bush was back in form Monday, claiming that Iraq's latest head honcho has the right stuff, and that the terrorists are quaking in their sandals.