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Ivan Eland: Kill Missile Defense Now

Tuesday, 21 December 2004, 2:47 pm | Ivan Eland

The most recent among many testing glitches of the Bush administration missile defense program should remind us that this exorbitant and heavily politicized effort should be scrapped. More >>

Ivan Eland: Next Target - Iran?

Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 12:18 am | Ivan Eland

Will the newly energized President Bush interpret his narrow election win as public approval for his spaghetti Western–style shoot-’em-up foreign policy? More >>

Ivan Eland: Rumsfeld’s Muddy Quagmire

Tuesday, 7 December 2004, 11:19 am | Ivan Eland

Triumphant after his ''mandate'' from the people, President Bush, to date, has announced the retirement of eight cabinet members. Although many of these government officials were lackluster at best, the cabinet’s worst performer is still in his seat. Donald ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Failure after Falluja?

Tuesday, 30 November 2004, 2:33 pm | Ivan Eland

The U.S. military ''victory'' in Falluja is unlikely to change the dismal course of the guerilla war in Iraq. Military history has repeatedly shown why the cliché ''winning the battle and losing the war'' has crept into popular culture. More >>

U.S. Policy Harms Prospects for Middle East Peace

Wednesday, 24 November 2004, 11:08 am | Ivan Eland

President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have finally gotten their wish: Yasir Arafat, their long-time nemesis, has passed from the scene. More >>

Ivan Eland: Politics and the CIA

Wednesday, 17 November 2004, 10:52 am | Ivan Eland

It has now become apparent why Porter Goss, a politician, was named to head the CIA in an administration that already has been accused of politicizing intelligence during the Iraq war: to settle old scores. More >>

Ivan Eland: Fear for the Future of the Republic

Wednesday, 10 November 2004, 6:04 pm | Ivan Eland

A majority of the American people who voted has just given four more years to a man who failed to neutralize Osama bin Laden, the diabolical perpetrator of the most heinous foreign attack on our soil in U.S. history. More >>

Bush’s Prospects Get a Little Help from Overseas

Wednesday, 3 November 2004, 10:40 am | Ivan Eland

Although John Kerry has a commanding lead in worldwide polling with 72 percent, George W. Bush’s prospects may have been boosted in the more important election here at home by a single foreigner-Osama bin Laden. More >>

Ivan Eland: American Exceptionalism

Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 9:22 am | Ivan Eland

Many Americans, like the citizens of dominant nations of the past, believe that their way of life is superior and should be shared with other peoples—often at gunpoint. Lately, this American exceptionalism has assumed even more pernicious forms. More >>

Ivan Eland: A Draft Or Merely Hot Air?

Tuesday, 19 October 2004, 3:30 pm | Ivan Eland

In the presidential campaign, there has been talk of returning to the draft after the election: Kerry has predicted that President Bush will reinstate the draft if reelected and Bush has denied it. Any such reinstatement would be disastrous for ... More >>

Protecting America Or GWB's Reelection Chances?

Wednesday, 13 October 2004, 11:45 am | Ivan Eland

Pretending to fulfill a 2000 campaign pledge, the Bush administration will soon declare the ''activation'' of the nation’s second national missile defense (NMD) system. Intended to look good for the election, the new system is likely to repeat the fate ... More >>

Ivan Eland: War Lies Are Piling Up

Wednesday, 6 October 2004, 11:53 am | Ivan Eland

Even though a mound of evidence keeps accumulating that the Bush administration exaggerated the threat to fulfill its obsession to invade Iraq, administration officials keep standing by—in Goebbels-like repetition of the “big lie”—the need for war. More >>

Ivan Eland: More Bureaucracy, Less Security

Thursday, 30 September 2004, 2:14 pm | Ivan Eland

In ''slow rolling'' the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations on intelligence reorganization, the White House has come up with something even worse for the nation’s security. More >>

You Can Fool Most Of The People Most Of The Time

Wednesday, 22 September 2004, 10:49 am | Ivan Eland

Despite all of the death and mayhem in Iraq and counterproductive results in the war on terror, the ever-chipper President Bush soldiers on with upbeat assessments of those efforts in campaign appearances. And the ever-gullible American voter is ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Have 1,000 U.S. Souls Died for Oil?

Wednesday, 15 September 2004, 12:08 am | Ivan Eland

The tragic milestone of 1,000 U.S. deaths in the Iraqi quagmire should cause introspection about why the United States really went to war and whether it has been worth it. While the Bush administration’s public justifications never really added up, evidence ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Chechen Attacks On Russia

Thursday, 9 September 2004, 11:13 am | Ivan Eland

Recently, Russia has suffered bloody attacks on airplanes, a subway and a school in response to its harsh suppression of Chechen self-determination. Israel has once again suffered bus bombings in retaliation for its occupation of Arab lands in Palestine. ... More >>

Being Pro-War Is Not Necessarily Patriotic

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 10:54 am | Ivan Eland

As the 21st century dawns, Americans have come to define patriotism as uncritical support of war and the military. In this year’s presidential campaign, John Kerry touts his war exploits in Vietnam, and those with connections to George W. Bush try ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Protecting You from Terrorism? Or Not

Tuesday, 17 August 2004, 12:19 am | Ivan Eland

American athletes at the heavily fortified Olympic games in Athens have been assigned bodyguards by the U.S. State Department and have practically had to assume secret identities in an attempt to remain safe. More >>

Ivan Eland: Bringing Back Saddam (Almost)

Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 2:22 pm | Ivan Eland

The Saddam-al Qaeda connection has fizzled and no nuclear, biological or chemical weapons have been unearthed in post-invasion Iraq. So the Bush administration’s fallback, ex post facto rationale for invading Iraq is that the country is better off without ... More >>

Ivan Eland: What Color Is the Wolf Today?

Wednesday, 4 August 2004, 2:24 pm | Ivan Eland

Orange is the color currently in fashion in the nation’s capital and its main financial center. The U.S. government has once again raised the terror alert level from yellow to orange—this time in Washington, D.C. and New York City—based on information obtained ... More >>