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Kirchner:  Bush angrily said War would Grow US Economy

Kirchner: Bush angrily said War would Grow US Economy

Néstor Kirchner, former president of Argentina, revealed in an interview with Oliver Stone for the director’s documentary “South of the Border” that former US president George W. Bush was convinced that war…

80 Dead in Twin Ahmadi Mosque Bombings

80 Dead in Twin Ahmadi Mosque Bombings

Taliban in Pakistan launched horrific suicide bombings at two mosques in Lahore on Friday, killing at least 80 persons and wounding dozens. The mosques belonged to the minority Ahmadiyah community, widely considered…

Iran Announces Breakthrough Nuclear Exchange Deal

Veteran Iran observer Borzou Daragahi reports on the agreement just announced by Iran and Turkey on the disposition of Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium. Under the deal, according to the Iranian spokesman,…

US Troop Withdrawal in Iraq on Track

WaPo says that the Obama administration is still on track to draw down to 50,000 troops in Iraq by September 1, despite press speculation to the contrary in the past couple of…

Karzai Defeats Obama 2-1

Karzai Defeats Obama 2-1

Afghanistan is already beginning to defeat Barack Obama. He came into office last year clearly hoping to find a way to move Hamid Karzai, the mercurial and ineffectual president of Afghanistan who…

Follow IC at Twitter, Facebook

Facebook keeps promising to lift the 5000-friend limit, but has not done it. So my account over there is more or less full. Just to let readers who are interested know that…

Salisbury: Times Square Rorschach Test

Stephan Salisbury of the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Mohamed’s Ghosts writes in a guest essay for Informed Comment: In the smoke roiling up from the street of a busy Saturday night…

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim:  Niass & Shahzad

Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: Niass & Shahzad

I received some snarky message after the Shahzad attempted bombing in Times Square, asking if I were still standing behind the idea of Islam as a religion of peace. It was a…

Lieberman’s Modest Gulag Proposal

In order to prevail in his attempt to have the US citizenship of ‘obvious terrorists’ revoked, Sen Joe Lieberman would have to overturn the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, “All persons born or…

Israeli Settler Terrorists Plan more Mosque Burnings

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas charged that a fire that damaged a Palestinian mosque in the Israeli-Occupied Palestinian West Bank was set by Israeli terrorists among militant colonists of the territory. Israeli…

From Waziristan to New York

It is a measure of the inter-connected character of our globalized world that the security of New York may be tied to events in distant, rugged and mysterious South Waziristan, Pakistan– a…

I want My Country back from Big Oil

I want my country back. I want back the country of Teddy Roosevelt, who cared about our natural environment. I want back the country of Harry Truman, who wasn’t afraid to give…