Was the First Gulf War the Last Triumph of Multilateralism?

Aug 04, 2020

This week marks the 30th anniversary of Iraq’s invasion and occupation of Kuwait. Desperate to pay off his nation’s seemingly insurmountable debt, acquired as a result of his invasion of and the futile 8-year war with Iran that had just ended, Saddam Hussein saw oil-rich Kuwait as the...

Joe Biden’s War on Frivolity

May 01, 2020

The Democratic Party establishment and the Joe Biden campaign are busy building the vocabulary of their electoral newspeak to guide voters’ moral thinking. The word of the month, used to describe the behavior or thinking of opponents, is “frivolous.” The latest example concerns President...

We’re Not the Good Guys

Sep 05, 2019

Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here's the first paragraph: “American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to...

American War Is Off the Charts

Apr 23, 2019

As the 2020 elections approach, watch out: There’s one possible American war still to come in the greater Middle East. Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain, but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly...

Iraq Is Part of John McCain’s Legacy

Aug 30, 2018

The “straight talk” people praise John McCain for is actually what most of them can’t stand about politicians: They say noble words but cast ignoble votes. In the last days of his life, an old video of John McCain surfaced on the internet. It’s 2008. He’s running for president and...

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