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Ivan Eland: 9/11 Report Omits Key Player

Wednesday, 28 July 2004, 1:20 pm | Ivan Eland

Although the 9/11 commission’s investigation has won praise in the media for being bipartisan, on balance it has not made us safer. The commission discovered new information to rewrite the history of the Sept. 11 attacks, uncovered government incompetence ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Oops, They Invaded the Wrong Country?

Thursday, 22 July 2004, 7:09 pm | Ivan Eland

A potentially major news story—that Iran had more connections with al Qaeda than Iraq ever did, according to the 9/11 Commission’s interim report—has been relegated to the back pages of national newspapers and underplayed by the electronic media. More >>

Ivan Eland: Senate Lets Bush Admin Off Iraq Hook

Thursday, 15 July 2004, 3:41 pm | Ivan Eland

The Bush administration has been let off the hook by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s skewering of U.S. intelligence agencies for providing unfounded or overstated conclusions on Iraq’s ''weapons of mass destruction'' (WMD). More >>

Ivan Eland: Morning in Iraq?

Thursday, 8 July 2004, 5:06 pm | Ivan Eland

According to former U.S. proconsul Paul Bremer, the transfer of power to Iraqis will launch Iraq on the road to peace, prosperity and democracy. If Bremer is not cynically spouting the Bush administration’s party line, he is in a parallel universe. More >>

"Fahrenheit 9/11" or "Farce and Hype 7-11"

Wednesday, 30 June 2004, 12:25 am | Ivan Eland

The debut of Michael Moore’s film ''Fahrenheit 9/11'' juxtaposed with the turnover of power to the Iraqis by the coalition authority in Baghdad represent the reality and the fiction of the Iraq War. But which is which? More >>

Ivan Eland: Bush Continues the ''Big Lie''

Wednesday, 23 June 2004, 12:09 am | Ivan Eland

Incredible as it may seem, despite the 9/11 commission’s conclusion that Al Qaeda and the regime of Saddam Hussein had no ''collaborative relationship,''President Bush and Vice President Cheney continue to insist that there was a ''relationship.'' More >>

Ivan Eland: Tenet Now, Rummy and Wolfie Soon

Wednesday, 9 June 2004, 1:51 pm | Ivan Eland

The resignation of CIA Director George Tenet comes on the eve of a Senate committee’s release of a very critical report on intelligence gathering surrounding Iraq’s pre-war ''weapons of mass destruction.'' More >>

Ivan Eland: Bush's Real Strategy In Iraq

Wednesday, 2 June 2004, 12:18 am | Ivan Eland

President Bush’s strategy in Iraq is now clear. And I don’t mean the five-point rehash of existing platitudes found in his recent ''major'' speech at the Army War College. I’m talking about the real, behind-the-scenes plan. More >>

Ivan Eland: Mr. President, What Planet Are You On?

Thursday, 27 May 2004, 10:20 am | Ivan Eland

In ''Spin City,'' the nation’s capital, presidential administrations often believe their own propaganda. The Bush administration, however, has been especially self-delusional—particularly when it comes to the invasion and occupation of Iraq. More >>

Ivan Eland: Think the Unthinkable - Partition Iraq

Wednesday, 19 May 2004, 1:50 pm | Ivan Eland

It just gets worse and worse for the Bush administration. In the U.S. war on terror, allegations have surfaced that the policies of ''torture light'' and sexual humiliation of prisoners were widespread around the world and originated from high levels in ... More >>

Torture in Iraq And Politicians' Reactions

Thursday, 13 May 2004, 11:39 am | Ivan Eland

If the torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military personnel is revolting, almost as shocking is the reaction of American politicians to the scandal. Under political pressure, President Bush grudgingly apologized only after the apologies ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Torturing Iraq in an Unnecessary War

Friday, 7 May 2004, 2:02 pm | Ivan Eland

The humiliation, abuse, torture and perhaps even murder of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. and British forces have enormous implications—if the American and British publics choose not to deny them. More >>

Ivan Eland: The Ill-Wind Of The Draft

Thursday, 29 April 2004, 11:29 am | Ivan Eland

Even some liberal voices—for example, Senator Joe Biden and The New York Times—are calling for augmenting the 135,000 U.S. forces and 20,000 mercenaries in Iraq with more U.S. troops. More >>

A Hypothetical Memo from Osama bin Laden

Thursday, 22 April 2004, 11:40 am | Ivan Eland

What if al Qaeda were a bureaucracy—you know, like the U.S. government? What would its inter-cave memoranda say about the state of the U.S. war on terrorism from a jihadist perspective? Here is a guess at what such a hypothetical memo by Osama bin ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Laziness in the Face of Mortal Danger

Wednesday, 14 April 2004, 11:37 am | Ivan Eland

The release of the classified intelligence briefing to President Bush entitled, ''Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S,'' which was given to the president more than a month before September 11, illustrates the U.S. government’s failure at what should ... More >>

Ivan Eland: The Slide to Defeat in Iraq

Wednesday, 7 April 2004, 12:20 am | Ivan Eland

The worst nightmare for the American occupation has occurred. Portions of the Iraqi Shiite majority have risen in revolt. Full-scale civil war may be just around the corner. More >>

Ivan Eland: Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 10:45 am | Ivan Eland

The apology of Richard Clarke, the chief counterterrorism adviser to the Clinton and Bush administrations, for the U.S. government’s failure to protect its citizens on September 11 starkly contrasts with the U.S. government’s standard operating procedure. More >>

Ivan Eland: It's Lonely at the Top

Thursday, 25 March 2004, 11:39 am | Ivan Eland

All is not well in the empire. From last week’s eruption of violence in the Balkans to hot spots in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Iraq, the Bush administration is rushing to stamp out smoldering conflicts that threaten to ignite into full-scale civil wars. More >>

Ivan Eland: Mayhem in Madrid

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 2:55 pm | Ivan Eland

It appears that the Spanish people can thank the Bush administration for the horrendous bombing of four commuter trains in Madrid that killed 200 people and injured 1,500. More >>

Ivan Eland: Déjà vu All Over Again in Haiti

Wednesday, 3 March 2004, 11:42 am | Ivan Eland

When Americans see unrest, violence, rebellion or civil war in other nations on the TV news, they often rightly sympathize with the plight of the foreign citizens put at risk. Yet news is…well,…news, not history. Americans rarely realize that their ... More >>