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Protestors demand end to Iraq war

Thousands of angry protestors including the families of dead US soldiers marched in Washington Saturday demanding an end to the war in Iraq, the return of US troops, and the…

At the CIA, everything old is new again

The CIA Friday named as head of its espionage service a former senior official who quit three years ago amid a staff rebellion against the agency's former director. CIA director Michael…

Troops will stay in Iraq for years

The US military will be tied down in Iraq with 100,000 troops at least through the presidency of George W. Bush, and a modest size residual force will be there…

bin Laden’s undeserved bully pulpit

For the life of me, I can't understand the preoccupation of the American media -- from TV to newspapers to the free-lance pseudo-journalists of the Internet -- with the periodic…

Maxing out the national credit card

Once again, for the fifth time since President Bush took office, it's time to raise the limit on the national debt, and once again Congress is letting it go until…

Fighting a war without end?

Six years after Sept. 11, 2001, a convenient moment for stock-taking, are we at war or are we not at war -- and if so with whom or with what? Americans…

The need for more plain talk about Iraq

Solemnity and sadness, remembrance and resolve filled American hearts and minds on yet another September 11 anniversary this week. Once again, for a few minutes, television transported us to the…

The first casualty of Iraq

It seems to me that the most uncommon attribute in American life is common sense. While everybody thinks they have it, not too many people actually do. Talk show hosts like…

At least 10 more years in Iraq

Democrats charged General David Petraeus's latest Iraq strategy was a blueprint for 10 more years of war, as they rejected "rosy" claims of battlefield progress and demanded a speedy US…

Playing the avoid-blame game

This being once again the month of 9/11, it is increasingly fascinating to watch the gyrations of those seeking to either capitalize on that culture-altering event for political purposes or…