Tag: war in Iraq
A Stable, United Iraq Is Hardly a Sure Thing

One of the more promising ideas to come from Vice President Joseph Biden is his proposal in 2006 and 2007 for decentralizing Iraq. Biden didn’t go as far as some analysts, such as Independent Institute Senior Fellow Ivan Eland and former Ambassador Peter Galbraith, would have liked. But Biden’s op-eds with Leslie Gelb, former...
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Continuity We Can Believe In

There are some definite shifts to the left in Obama’s governance, as well as some symbolic or even real gestures toward centrist pragmatism on issues like the environment and abortion. But the general thrust can broadly be seen as hyper-interventionist. Although some depredations under Obama have picked up their pace and some under Bush...
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U.S Imperial Forces Pay Homage to George Orwell, As It Were

Suppose you are the publicity officer for a U.S. imperial legion in some God-forsaken hellhole, where your job is to tell the world what the forces have been doing there lately. What they’ve actually been doing, of course, is killing people, with little regard for who they are, and destroying a lot of property, with equal...
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The Oil Pricing Squeeze Is On

Americans are now feeling the real squeeze between warfare zealots and anti-development environmentalists as the price of gasoline continues to skyrocket. In a recent article for Bloomberg.com, Alexander Kwiatkowski notes that the most recent $5 spike in crude oil prices to a record high of $146.90 has resulted from . . . concerns that...
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