Stories by Scott Ritter

Scott Ritter served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 until his resignation in 1998. He is the author of, most recently, Iraq Confidential: The Untold Story of the Intelligence Conspiracy to Undermine the U.N. and Overthrow Saddam Hussein (Nation Books, 2005). subscribe to Scott Ritter's feed

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: Truthdig

Don't give in.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The intelligence group known as "Team B" is comprised of right-wing idealogues who have been wrong on every major policy point in recent years.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Our taxpayer dollars are funding activities that result in Iranians being killed and wounded and Iranian property destroyed -- acts of war.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Iran’s recent missile test should remove all doubt that an attack by either the United States or Israel would be a terrible mistake.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2008, Source: Truthdig

Even after a former Bush spokesman says the press caved in on Iraq, the media are in total denial about their role in the invasion.

Posted on: May 6, 2008, Source: Truthdig

America is a country at war with itself.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2008, Source: Truthdig

As nice as it would be for some hope that the "surge" worked, the truth is that the disaster in Iraq has only just begun.

Posted on: Jan 1, 2008, Source: Truthdig

From Clinton to Romney, the candidates have no shortage of solutions for the Iraq mess, but their shallow rhetoric reveals an ignorance of reality.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The stakes regarding Iran have always been high, but Bush's invocation of "World War III" as a solution has brought the threat to a dangerous new level.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The countdown to war with Iran is both real and terrifying. And it won’t be stopped so long as Iraq is in the spotlight.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2007, Source: Truthdig

The vice president is the single greatest threat to American and international security in the world today.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Hillary Clinton knew years before she voted for the Iraq war that Saddam Hussein didn't have WMDs -- Bill Clinton lied about Iraq's weapons programs to justify attacking the country in 1998.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2007, Source: AlterNet

We’re all in trouble if Russia follows up on its threat to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty in reaction to America's attempt to construct missile defense bases in Eastern Europe.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2006, Source: Nation Books

One must recognize the role that the Holocaust plays on the psyche of Israel to understand why it would never tolerate a nuclear Iran.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Anything less than total commitment to a new Iraq policy by the new Democratic majority will represent a betrayal of the hopes of the American people who swept them into Congress.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Money is the difference between having a fighting chance and total obscurity for Hillary Clinton's challenger Jonathan Tasini in the New York Senate Dem primary.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The longer we underwrite the ongoing Israeli slaughter of the Lebanese people, the more the United States becomes a legitimate military target.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Election season has started, and the media won't stop telling us that Iraq is sovereign, that Zarqawi mattered, and that there were WMDs. So much for a debate about withdrawal.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

There is a leadership deficit in the Armed Forces today, and it begins with the commander-in-chief, President George W. Bush.

Posted on: May 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The lack of a challenge to Hayden's nomination from the D.C. Democrats could be the final straw for voters craving the chance to stand up to George Bush.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Iran isn't close to developing a nuclear weapon, and is still a member of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. The antiwar movement must now forge new alliances to prevent an Iran confrontation.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It's high time to recognize that we as a nation are engaged in a life-or-death struggle of competing ideologies with those who promote war as an American value and virtue.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Impeachment is the only recourse that can bring a halt to the madness in Iraq, and the insanity being planned in Iran and elsewhere.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The latest civil violence in Iraq works toward the Ba'athists' long-term plans to regain control of Iraq -- and U.S. forces are falling right into the trap.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Recent revelations about the Bush administration's selective use of prewar intelligence may have finally awakened the U.S. media, but the public is too distracted to notice.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Iraq has come to this: a human and social disaster of enormous scale, where unified central governmental authority is not only non-existent, but unachievable under current conditions.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet

It is not just the fighting and dying in Iraq that prevents new recruits from joining. Who wants to join a military that assaults the very Constitution it's supposed to uphold?

Posted on: Jan 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Recruiters should realize it's not military service Americans are rejecting, but rather military service in support of a cause not deemed worthy of the sacrifice expected.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2006, Source: AlterNet

No amount of papering over of the deep and serious fractures that exist in post-Saddam Iraq can cover up the reality that Iraq today is a failed nation state.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In his book, 'Iraq Confidential,' the author is faced with overwhelming evidence that the CIA is using the U.N. inspections team in Iraq as cover for its own intelligence collection.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Hurricane Katrina has blown away the layers of lies peddled by the Republican government over the last four years.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Doing what's necessary for a lasting peace in Iraq won't be easy -- and it includes bringing the troops home starting now.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What occurred in Iraq on Jan. 30, 2005 was an American-brokered event, not an expression of Iraqi national unity. The U.S. lowering of the Shi'a vote is case in point.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Iraqi resistance has been years in the making. And with the help of American involvement, the insurgency will continue to flourish and grow until no force can defeat it.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The reason for the collective failure to accurately assess Iraq's WMD capability is a dangerous mindset that puts faith before fact.