Knowledge Is The Key

The most frustrating type of person to deal with is the militantly ignorant. I say “militantly” ignorant because we are all ignorant of some subjects. There is too much knowledge for one person to absorb, but the difference between the intelligent person and the ignoramus is that the intelligent person remains open to learning. The […]

The Greatest Civic Sin

Monday October 14 2002 There is a certain poem by Rudyard Kipling. I can’t quote it exactly, but the relevant two lines are something like “When they ask why they died, tell them it was because their fathers lied.”* Kipling’s son died on his 18th birthday in World War I. I believe the bitter little […]

Ambivalence Of War

In these Orwellian times, governments and corporations go to extraordinary lengths to disguise reality.

End Self-Delusion

The United States is without a doubt the most self-deluded nation on Earth, writes Charley Reese, and that nest of liars who occupy Washington work full time to maintain the delusions

War Propaganda

No American should ever kill or die except in defense of this country, writes Charley Reese. And no corporation should be allowed to make a profit off the blood of American soldiers

US Complicity in Israel’s Misdeeds

The murder of Hamas’ spiritual leader, Sheik Yassin, makes perfect sense as long as you understand Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s strategy, writes Charley Reese.

A Cynical Manipulation

Following President Bush’s hour-long interview with NBC’s Tim Russert, we can now state conclusively that President Bush deliberately misled the American people and continues to do so

China Made

What the powers that be have done is in effect create a hallucinatory drug concocted of cheap imports and ideology to make the American people think that they are more prosperous than they really are

Murder Inc.

The truth is that war and occupation are a dirty business, and they contaminate everything and everybody involved. There are no good wars, and there are no good guys on either side. All you have are degrees of evil

Occupation Is a Lose-Lose Proposition

As long as the Iraqis can kill one or two Americans and Iraqi collaborators now and then, they will be “winning.” The Viet Cong could not defeat the US military either, but you see who left and who stayed

Baghdad George

Charley Reese reflects on the growing mess in Iraq, and exactly how President Bush handling it

Osama doesn’t like us

Charley Reese examines the latest statement from Osama bin Laden, one that is addressed directly to the American people

Too Much Secrecy

The Bush administration is so secretative it’s almost paranoid, writes Charley Reese. And it is not safe to have mentally unhealthy people wielding great power

Embedded Reporters A Good Idea

Embedding reporters — assigning journalists to specific military units — was a good idea — for the Pentagon, writes Charley Reese.

The Flimflam

The American people are being played for suckers, says Charley Reese, being drawn into a war that may benefit other countries but not their own

The Facts About Rebellion

Question: which leader made war on his own people, killing thousands? Abraham Lincoln or Saddam Hussein? Charlie Reese has a surprising answer

Permanent War State

The American republic died at Appomattox in 1865, replaced by a national government that has gradually evolved into an empire in a permanent state of war. Most of us don’t pay much attention to such stuff as history and perspective. Certainly the news media don’t. Nevertheless, there are consequences of living in a war state, […]

U.S. Blocks Inspections

. There is a Biological Weapons Convention. Most of the signatories want to establish a protocol for international inspections. Guess who blocked it?

Not Our Finest Hour

You will notice there has been no talk about an “exit plan” for Iraq. That’s because the United States doesn’t plan to exit Iraq.

Horse Apples!!!

The president says that a key part of his foreign policy will be to alleviate poverty in foreign countries. Horse apples. Number one, foreign countries are not his responsibility. Number two, he doesn’t have the ability to alleviate poverty even in his own country, much less somebody else’s. Number three, the very globalist free-trade policies […]