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Ivan Eland: Body Count Redux

Wednesday, 18 February 2004, 2:41 pm | Ivan Eland

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military released body counts of enemy and friendly dead to the media, which reported them voraciously. Invariably, the military’s data—showing more enemy than friendly dead—was designed to give the illusion that the United States ... More >>

Ivan Eland: Are We Fighting a Real War?

Wednesday, 4 February 2004, 3:02 pm | Ivan Eland

The Bush administration recently made it known that a major offensive against al Qaeda would be launched in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the spring. It was even hinted that Osama bin Laden might be caught this year. More >>

WMDs Are Overrated as a Threat to America

Thursday, 29 January 2004, 9:49 am | Ivan Eland

David Kay, the president’s handpicked weapons of mass destruction snoop in Iraq, has resigned and criticized U.S. intelligence for not realizing that Iraqi weapons programs were in disarray. More >>

Ivan Eland: Why Don't Iraqis Like To Caucus

Wednesday, 21 January 2004, 2:07 pm | Ivan Eland

Iowans seem pretty happy with their quadrennial caucuses. The results are now in and the 2004 presidential election season has been kicked off. Half a world away, however, Iraqi Shiites have launched massive demonstrations against the Bush administration’s ... More >>

One Autocratic Belligerent Deposed, One to Go

Thursday, 18 December 2003, 2:27 pm | Ivan Eland

The humiliating footage, beamed to the world, of a bedraggled Saddam Hussein having his mouth examined by a U.S. military doctor is living proof that the embarrassing, once U.S.-supported Iraqi despot has finally been deposed. More >>

Winning Over Arabs Using Israeli Tactics

Thursday, 11 December 2003, 12:10 am | Ivan Eland

The Bush administration’s recent ''get tough'' approach to the chaos in Iraq is predictable and will likely make things worse there in the long-term. More >>

Ivan Eland: Let Them Eat Turkey

Friday, 5 December 2003, 11:48 am | Ivan Eland

Bill Clinton should be green with envy. George W. Bush, Clinton’s successor and bird of a feather in his quest to stay out of the jungles of Vietnam, in one fell swoop has addressed doubts about both his personal courage and his solidarity with soldiers ... More >>

Generating Crises and Pretending to Solve Them

Thursday, 27 November 2003, 11:19 am | Ivan Eland

President Bush’s first political ad for the 2004 campaign indicates that he will play on post-September 11 public fear to attempt to convince voters not to change presidents in the middle of a national security ''crisis.'' More >>

Ivan Eland: Which Way Is Iraq Turning?

Thursday, 20 November 2003, 10:49 am | Ivan Eland

As Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top U.S. general in Iraq, unleashed a more aggressive plan to pulverize the intensifying insurgency, he declared that the war was at a turning point and was breaking America’s way. More >>

Ivan Eland: Is Iraq Another Vietnam?

Friday, 7 November 2003, 10:42 am | Ivan Eland

As the insurgency in Iraq gets bolder, more sophisticated and more deadly, the hawks are falling all over themselves to pooh-pooh comparisons of Iraq to the debacle in Vietnam. More >>

Ivan Eland: Cut Losses - Leave Iraq

Tuesday, 4 November 2003, 11:32 am | Ivan Eland

The brazen missile attack on the Rashid hotel in Baghdad and a recent spate of suicide bombings illustrate that anti-American violence is increasing in frequency, sophistication and deadliness. More >>

Ivan Eland: Having a Bad Day, Wolfie?

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 11:24 am | Ivan Eland

After a rocket attack on the Rashid hotel in Baghdad landed only one floor away from a clearly shaken Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Paul Bremer, the American viceroy for Iraq, stated the obvious—that the U.S. occupation forces had had a bad ... More >>

Can America ''Spin'' Away Anti-U.S. Hatred?

Thursday, 16 October 2003, 11:29 am | Ivan Eland

A study group chosen by the Bush administration has just spent the public’s tax dollars reaching a conclusion worthy of Rip Van Winkle: ''Hostility toward America has reached shocking levels.'' More >>