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Iraq Policy Critics Come Out of the Woodwork Late

Tuesday, 1 November 2005, 1:55 pm | Ivan Eland

Critics on Iraq Policy Come Out of the Woodwork Too Late October 24, 2005 by Ivan Eland From: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1527 More >>

The Iraq Constitution: And They Call This Victory?

Tuesday, 18 October 2005, 1:55 pm | Ivan Eland

The incompetence of the U.S. government’s policy in Iraq was demonstrated by this weekend’s referendum on the Iraqi Constitution. The Constitution, written by the Shi’a and Kurds, has passed, over the objections of many Sunnis. Yet it symbolizes ... More >>

Cheney's Counterproductive Policy Toward Terrorist

Tuesday, 11 October 2005, 1:58 pm | Ivan Eland

In a recent speech before the usual friendly audience, hawkish Vice President Dick Cheney opined that U.S. failure to resolutely avenge anti-U.S. terrorist attacks during the 1980s and 1990s led to the attacks of September 11, 2001. More >>

Ivan Eland: Time to Fire Karl Rove and Libby

Wednesday, 5 October 2005, 10:42 am | Ivan Eland

With the coerced testimony of New York Times reporter Judith Miller in his pocket, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald is now free to complete his probe of the Bush administration’s “outing” of CIA covert officer Valerie Plame. More >>

U.S. Must Resign Itself to "Rogue" State Nukes

Tuesday, 4 October 2005, 12:32 am | Ivan Eland

North Korea’s agreement to end its nuclear weapons program came out of the wild blue yonder and appears to have dissipated just as quickly. The always-quirky North Korean regime agreed to give up its nuclear weapons and program, return at an early date ... More >>

Democratic Hallucinations in Afghanistan and Iraq

Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 2:31 pm | Ivan Eland

Democratic Hallucinations in Afghanistan and Iraq September 19, 2005 by Ivan Eland From: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1572 More >>

Ivan Eland: Sarai State of Affairs

Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 9:54 am | Ivan Eland

U.S. and Iraqi forces stormed into the Sarai neighborhood of Tall Afar this weekend, a northern Iraqi city believed to be a logistics center for insurgents in northern Iraq, only to find a ghost town. U.S. commanders claimed the rebels had fled and ... More >>

Would A Terrorist Attack See An Abysmal Response?

Wednesday, 7 September 2005, 3:27 pm | Ivan Eland

Inadequate government planning and the sluggishness of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina raise important questions about the quality of the government’s response to any future cataclysmic terrorist attack. More >>

Top Ten Reasons to “Undo” Iraq in Due Haste

Wednesday, 31 August 2005, 10:20 am | Ivan Eland

Three years ago, in what passed for a “debate” about invading Iraq, I wrote a piece entitled, “Top 10 Reasons Not to ‘Do’ Iraq.” Now, after three years of war and many unnecessary deaths (both U.S. and Iraqi), I believe there are ten good reasons to ... More >>

Ivan Eland:Will Iraq’s Constitution Be Irrelevant?

Tuesday, 23 August 2005, 1:51 pm | Ivan Eland

To the Bush administration’s relief, world media attention has focused intensely on whether the fractious Iraqis will meet the now extended deadline to create a constitution that can be put to a national referendum on October 15. As in U.S. election campaigns, ... More >>

Ivan Eland: The Politics of Troop Withdrawal

Tuesday, 2 August 2005, 10:49 am | Ivan Eland

In Iraq, like everywhere else, if things don’t add up, it is safe to assume that politics is involved. Although the insurgency in recent months has worsened, Gen. George W. Casey, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, astonishingly claims that ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Rolling the Dice on India

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 1:17 pm | Ivan Eland

President George W. Bush, undeterred by the abysmal failure of his risky gamble in Iraq, is rolling the dice for even higher stakes by agreeing to share sensitive nuclear technology and advanced conventional weapons with India to aid its ascent ... More >>

Ivan Eland: A Roving Ethical Problem

Tuesday, 19 July 2005, 1:21 pm | Ivan Eland

Much of Washington is abuzz about whether Karl Rove, the president’s deputy chief of staff and chief political operative, or perhaps other Bush administration officials, broke a law that prohibits government officials from disclosing the identity of CIA ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Why Did Terrorists Strike London?

Tuesday, 12 July 2005, 11:54 am | Ivan Eland

Watching the major U.S. television networks after the London terror bombings provided little illumination about why that city was chosen for attack. The commentators on those networks first mimicked Tony Blair’s self-serving “we’re all in this together” ... More >>

U.S. Govt. Should Stop Meddling in the Oil Market

Wednesday, 6 July 2005, 1:06 pm | Ivan Eland

U.S. national security bureaucracies, some members of Congress, and their special interest supporters are eagerly demonizing the next “insidious” enemy: China. More >>

Negotiations with Iraqi Rebels Are a Good Start

Tuesday, 28 June 2005, 12:17 am | Ivan Eland

Although Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld denied that the United States is losing the war in Iraq, he admitted that the United States is negotiating with important groups in the insurgency. Pursuing such talks is a good start but not enough. More >>

Americans Waking Up to the Failure of Iraq Policy

Tuesday, 21 June 2005, 12:29 am | Ivan Eland

Although the American people slept through the facile national debate about whether the Bush administration should invade Iraq and the post-invasion unraveling of justifications for doing so, the public is finally waking up to the nightmare of U.S. policy in ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Make-Over to Disguise Ugly US Policy

Tuesday, 14 June 2005, 12:16 am | Ivan Eland

A Make-Over to Disguise Ugly U.S. Policy By Ivan Eland* June 13, 2005 From: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1522 More >>

Economics Vital for Lasting Russian Freedom

Wednesday, 8 June 2005, 12:29 am | Ivan Eland

Although the conviction and harsh sentencing of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian tycoon, for fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion are only two of many steps that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken to turn Russia back toward authoritarianism, they are two ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Avoid Threatening China Over Currency

Wednesday, 1 June 2005, 2:46 pm | Ivan Eland

At a recent hearing on Capitol Hill, senators of both parties berated the Bush administration’s failure to ratchet up the pressure on China to reduce the value of its currency, the yuan, by branding that nation as a “currency manipulator.” The lawmakers also ... More >>

 

 

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