>Word Magic

>by Charley ReeseKing Features Syndicate (July 26 2006)One of the big impediments to a sane foreign policy is the bad habit of labeling and then believing in word magic. The instant something or somebody is labeled, our politicians and press began reacting to the label and not to the reality. That's what general semanticists refer … Continue reading >Word Magic

>Class Act

>by Lewis H LaphamHarper's Magazine (July 2006)We can have a democracy or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of the few.We cannot have both. - Justice Louis BrandeisAmong the voices of conscience speaking truth to power during the raucous decade of the 1960s, none was more impassioned or as often heard as … Continue reading >Class Act

>Kill ‘Em All, Let God Sort Us Out

>Landmines and WMDs are Verboten. Ban Bombs Tooby Ted Rallwww.rall.com (July 25 2006)The bloodied faces of the Shaito family, decimated when an American-made helicopter gunship fired a missile into their minivan, has become the symbol of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. "Don't go to sleep, mama!" Ali Shaito shouted through a torrent of tears mixing … Continue reading >Kill ‘Em All, Let God Sort Us Out

>The Insane Brutality of the State of Israel

>Atrocities in the Promised Landby Kathleen Christison, former CIA analystCounterPunch (July 17 2006)Words fail; ordinary terms are inadequate to describe the horrors Israel daily perpetrates, and has perpetrated for years, against the Palestinians. The tragedy of Gaza has been described a hundred times over, as have the tragedies of 1948, of Qibya, of Sabra and … Continue reading >The Insane Brutality of the State of Israel

>The US response: mind-boggling mayhem

>by Andrew StephenNew Statesman (July 24 2006)Even the most ardent supporters of Israel in Washington to whom I spoke after the infamous Bush/Blair open-microphone discussion were laughing, literally, at what Bush had said. "So, having kicked the Syrians out of Lebanon and given it democracy, are we going to have the Syrians go back into … Continue reading >The US response: mind-boggling mayhem

>If wanton murder is essential to the US campaign in Iraq, it’s time to leave

>The reported atrocities by American soldiers are not isolated incidents but the inevitable offshoots of occupationby Gary YoungeThe Guardian (June 26 2006)Every four years it's the same. The hand of God, the sending off, the miskick that finds only our net - the fluke that shatters the dream. Each World Cup some freakish incident dashes … Continue reading >If wanton murder is essential to the US campaign in Iraq, it’s time to leave