Archive: Iraq: The Present Crisis

Dancing With the Devil (February 25, 2003)

If you think that our #1 enemy in the world is Saddam Hussein — heck, if you think our #1 enemy in the world is Osama bin Laden — this interview with Seymour Hersh from NOW with Bill Moyers on PBS should be educational for you. Hersh argues to interviewer Jane Wallace that our #1 […]

The Antidote for Terror is Knowledge (February 14, 2003)

There’s been a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) being spread in the media over the last few days about another potential terrorist attack. If you live in New York or Washington, you know what I’m talking about — the evening news has been screaming for people to buy duct tape and plastic sheeting, […]

“Invade and Abandon” (February 12, 2003)

As usual, John Robb‘s commentary on the Bush strategy for Iraq is dead on.

Dangerous When Cornered (February 6, 2003)

Glad to see that our sound, well-thought-out foreign policy hasn’t had any unforeseen consequences: N. Korea warns of pre-emptive strike Oh, wait. Never mind.

Block By Block (February 4, 2003)

John Robb (COO of Userland Software, and a former Air Force pilot) is having some interesting musings about the upcoming conflict with Iraq (assuming there won’t be one seems somewhat naive at this point). He’s theorizing about what Saddam Hussein might have learned from his last clash with the U.S. back in 1991. Back then, […]

Norman Ain’t Stormin’ Anymore (January 28, 2003)

Got doubts about war in Iraq? You’re not alone — Norman Schwarzkopf wants to give peace a chance.

The Case Against War (September 15, 2002)

Recently, a friend sent me an e-mail that made the case that anyone who was leery of launching a war against Iraq was motivated by ignorance, self-interest, or both. I know that now, with the war drums beating in the background, is probably not the ideal time to try and make the case for restraint. […]