Bolton: A Prime Mover Of The Iraq WMD Fiasco

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by Greg Thielmann [Editor’s note: With the announcement that John Bolton will replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as Trump’s national security adviser, LobeLog is republishing an article authored by Greg Thielmann, a 25-year veteran of the Foreign Service who served two tours in the… Continue Reading  

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