Stories by Robert Scheer

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Posted on: Nov 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With the ravaging of the CIA and the ousting of Powell – instead of the more-deserving Rumsfeld – the coup of the neoconservatives is complete.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In no time at all, Bush will be the lamest of ducks.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

American politicians find the U.N. an irresistible piñata, ripe for demagogic bashing.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Cheney's ultra-secretive, anti-democratic and crony-capitalist instincts have defined this administration.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The agency is withholding a damning report on intelligence failures before 9/11 that points at senior officials.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Contrary to President Bush's assertions, Sen. Kerry is no bleeding heart liberal.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Rather than admit that Bush bent the facts to fit the narrative of fear pressing on the American people, the president now blames the CIA, his predecessor, his opponents – anybody but himself and his national security team.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The right should recoil from Bush's war without end.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The veteran senator is too much of a gentleman to point out the elephant in the room.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Republicans use Road Runner tactics to deflect serious criticism.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With friends like these, Israel doesn't need enemies.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the end, who better than veterans to speak out when our commander in chief has betrayed the trust of U.S. troops, sending them to kill and be killed in an unnecessary war?

Posted on: Aug 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Refusal to recant war vote plays into president's hands.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Bush administration's top Iraq advisor is indicted for counterfeiting; his nephew, for murder.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

John Kerry showed true patriotism, integrity and prescience in his opposition to the Vietnam War. He should draw on that background now rather than echoing Bush's militarism.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The commission declare unequivocally that Bush got it wrong in his response to pre-9/11 warnings, as well as in his inclusion of Iraq in the war on terror.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2004, Source: AlterNet

During a swing through Michigan, Bush promised to protect homeland values from the latest big threats: gays and Hollywood entertainers who support Democrats.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Senate panel's report is a damning indictment of the Bush Doctrine.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If the U.S. believes, as most of the world does, that Hussein committed crimes against humanity, then he is entitled to the same international standards of due process that the U.S. and its allies applied to past war criminals.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The new, free Iraq may officially be in the hands of a former terrorist.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With the Saddam-Al Qaeda link debunked, the administration and its spinmeisters are reduced to playing semantic tricks to justify their bait-and-switch operation.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The president has turned his war on terror into an excuse for undermining due process and bypassing Congress.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Though Reagan the man was hardly mean-spirited, Reagan the politician betrayed the social programs and trade unionism he once believed in so fiercely.

Posted on: May 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Despite Bush's claim that occupied Iraq is "the central front in the war on terror," the grim consequences of this colonial-style adventure have finally gotten through to the electorate.

Posted on: May 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Just weeks before the hand-over, we discover the lackey that the Pentagon bet on for the future of Iraq is suspected of being a con artist.

Posted on: May 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The decision to allow same-sex marriage is a victory against those who claim to support the rights of the individual abroad while struggling to limit them at home.

Posted on: May 10, 2004, Source: AlterNet

High-ranking U.S. military intelligence officers established abusive conditions that were condemned by the Red Cross in a complaint to U.S. authorities well before the horrid incidents that recently shocked the nation.

Posted on: May 3, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With immoral U.S. leadership, is it so shocking to find torturers in the ranks?

Posted on: Apr 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Former war hero and protester John Kerry has to stop angling for position and confront Bush directly on the war.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2004, Source: AlterNet

By invoking a higher power, Bush sidestepped pesky constitutional issues on the path to war.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Fixation on the drug war led the administration to praise the Taliban even though it was harboring Bin Laden.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The more we try, the worse it gets in Iraq.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Anti-terrorism expert Richard Clarke says Bush failed the country in its hour of greatest need.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The president should return to the wisdom of his father and rid his administration of the unilateralist adventurers who have left the nation isolated from world opinion.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

A hypocritical Bush uses 9/11 images but resists an accounting of the truth.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

'The Passion' is a blood libel against the Jewish people that should have every prominent Christian minister and priest speaking out in opposition.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Nader's bid for office shifts the country closer to one-party Republican domination. Does he have no sense of accountability or shame?

Posted on: Feb 16, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has again made a mockery of the enormous responsibility the Constitution places on our highest court.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2004, Source: AlterNet

As the transcript of the Tim Russert interview shows, it is not entirely clear that our 'war president' knows for sure what is what anymore.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Using the ends to justify the means repeats the folly of Vietnam.