How We All Learned to Accept Bush’s Lies About Libya

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by Charles Davis According to non-partisan, pan-ideological lore in 2017, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave up his quest for nukes in 2003—spooked by the Iraq war or strong-armed by imperialism or just trying to be nice, depending on the lesson… Continue Reading  

Don’t Repeat the Iraq War False WMD Claims with Iran

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by Mark Fitzpatrick Where were you when the US invaded Iraq 15 years ago?  I was an acting Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department, with an inside view on the decision-making process. My colleagues in the department’s Intelligence and… Continue Reading  

Bolton: A Prime Mover of the Iraq WMD Fiasco

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by Greg Thielmann The president-elect who repeatedly taunted his Democratic opponent for supporting the Iraq invasion and whose transition team recently dismissed a CIA assessment by noting, “these are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass… Continue Reading  

Time to Return to 1986 and the Spirit of Reykjavik

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by Sergey Batsanov In recent days, news of the US presidential campaign, Brexit dilemmas, and the wars in Syria and Yemen have distracted attention from a quiet event in the capital of Iceland. There, on October10-11, took place an international… Continue Reading  

The Iraq War and the American and British Ways of Retrospection

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by Paul R. Pillar The United States and Britain each have suffered from the blunder of invading Iraq in 2003—and have made many others suffer as well, not least of all the Iraqis. But the release in Britain of the… Continue Reading