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: Apr 28, 2003, Source: AlterNet

We now live easily with lies, accepting far-fetched rationalizations for war and falsehoods that erode our freedoms.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Now the pressure is on for Bush to find or plant those alleged weapons of mass destruction fast or stand exposed as a bullying fraud.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The destruction of Baghdad's museums is a fit metaphor for current U.S. foreign policy, which causes more serious damage through carelessness than calculation.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Winning in Iraq is the easy part. Soon we'll have to try to run the place.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The word is being used by the U.S. and its enemies to condone savagery.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2003, Source: AlterNet

If the U.S. fails to unearth weapons of mass destruction, the imperial designs of this administration will stand exposed.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Sadly, Bush has made the U.S. the 21st century's first colonizer.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

By the standards of any great civilization or religion, this war is unjust and morally indefensible.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2003, Source:

Contrary to his own advice, Colin Powell will transparently lie to a skeptical Security Council to justify our cobbled-together rationale for going to war.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2003, Source:

Most Americans view war as just another sport that costs less than playoff tickets and evokes less angst over the outcome.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2003, Source:

Humiliating those with nothing to lose -- be it Iraq or North Korea -- is always a recipe for disaster.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2002, Source:

An inspection of U.S. corporations and facilities may reveal that it is we who produced the arsenal of chemical and nuclear weapons that terrorize the world.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2002, Source: AlterNet

President Bush is playing to the extreme right but endangering the globe by threatening a bold U.N. accord on world population.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2002, Source:

It's time to forgo the biblical allegories of good and evil and recognize the fact that our greatest enemies are often monsters of our own creation.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2002, Source:

President Bush is intent on avenging his father and saving his poll numbers rather than serving the American people.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2002, Source:

It's time for Yasser Arafat to step aside and make room for a moderate leadership that lead Palestinians from violence to self-governance.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2002, Source:

Perhaps it's too difficult for a stern, God-fearing fundamentalist like the attorney general to fully anticipate the dark side of religion's wrath.

Posted on: May 8, 2002, Source:

The Bush administration now admits there is no connection between Saddam Hussein and the Sept. 11 attacks -- but is still bent on attacking Iraq.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2002, Source:

President Bush is endorsing Ariel Sharon's bloody campaign against the Palestinians as a fight against terrorism -- and abdicating his responsibility to wage peace.