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22 August 2015 The deaths in South Asia of three of the West’s ‘Great Satans’ were announced in recent weeks: Mullah Omar and Jalaluddin Haqqani in Afghanistan; and Pakistan’s Lt. Gen.  Hamid Gul. I never met Mullah Omar though I was present at the birth and expansion of his movement, [...]

15 August 2015   Gov. Jeb Bush repeated one of the biggest falsehoods of our time during the recent presidential candidate debate: “we were misled (into the Iraq War)  by faulty intelligence.” US intelligence was not “misled.”  It was ordered by the real, de facto  president, Dick Cheney, to provide [...]

8 August 2015    All war is a crime.  There is no such thing as a “good war.”  As the great Benjamin Franklin said, “there is no good war; and no bad peace.” We are now in the midst of the annual debate over the atomic bombing of Japan by the [...]