This week, President Bush signed into law a bill dealing with Guantanamo Bay detainees and other enemy combatants of the U.S. Most troubling, the law allows the Bush Administration to lower the treatment standards for detainees, standards created by the Geneva Conventions nearly 60 years ago. This action poses a […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush on Tuesday signed the law that legalizes the administration’s shameful treatment of detainees suspected of terrorism.
Tuesday marked the 4th Anniversary of the House vote to authorize the President to go to war in Iraq. I sided with those opposed to granting this authority. It was one of the most important votes of my career and one that I do not regret.
The Campaign for America’s Future hosted a premier screening of a new film at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Monday night, alleging profiteering and gross mismanagement of the War in Iraq by corporate contractors and their conservative cronies in Congress. The film, “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers,” directed by acclaimed […]
Our military’s readiness to respond to threats at home and abroad has been put at substantial risk by our continued engagement in Iraq. Shortages in equipment and properly trained troops, especially in the Army and National Guard, are approaching levels that threaten our ability to protect our national security.
Why does the Bush administration insist on tinkering with the long-established laws on military conduct and treaties of this land?
Nicholas F. Benton Dwarfing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s struggle with linguistics in an attempt to cloak the reality of civil war in Iraq, the current monstrous obscenity taking place in Lebanon now raises questions about the use of this word, “terrorist.” We can’t help, also, but to wonder how […]
The Bush administration still has its eye on military action against Iran, and is holding out for the impact of its policy in decades ahead.