Cheerleading at Annapolis

The Bush team knows they’re losing ground; and fast. That’s why they dispatched poor Rummy to 4 TV talk shows on one morning alone. Rumsfeld was reduced to repeating the same lines he’s uttered for years, only this time, no one is buying

Has The End of USrael Tolled?

The economic tsunami planned by the Bush administration is probably only months away, writes Mike Whitney. In just 5 short years the national debt has increased by nearly 3 trillion dollars while the dollar has continued its predictable decline

Basra; another milestone in the war on terror

Mike Whitney asks: are we are engaged in a noble effort to liberate and democratize the Iraqi people, or complicit in the deliberate murder of innocent civilians?

If We Understand New Orleans; we understand the Bush strategy

Events in New Orleans are a pointer to things to come: a totalitarian state, policed by mercenaries in the pay of a moneyed elite willing to sacrifice everyone in their pursuit of power

The Unravelling of Bush’s America

Nearly overnight the familiar voices that sang his praises from every media pulpit in America have either been silenced or turned against him. It is truly extraordinary; and a tad suspicious

The Devastating Impact of Hurricane George

With at least 10,000 dead, New Orleans virtually destroyed and thousands of internal refugees, Hurricane Katrina could turn into America’s worst ever-natural disaster. But had it not been for the War on Terror and Iraq things might have been different

Tony Blair’s First Trophy: “Shoot to Kill”

When Tony Blair boasted two weeks ago that “the rules had changed”, he wasn’t joking. A few days later an innocent Brazilian was gunned on London Underground in the name of Blair’s “New Rules”

Another Bloodbath in Lebanon?

Israeli observes are talking with certitude about a clash next summer between the IDF, Hezbollah and maybe Syria too. Mike Whitney looks at the prospect and how the west has been helping Lebanon build up a military ready for a showdown with Hezbollah