Category: War in Iraq & Afghanistan

Bhutto said OBL murdered

This is a link to a YouTube video of Benazir Bhutto alleging that Osama bin Laden was murdered by one Omar Shaikh - presumed to be Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was implicated in...

A born-again American idiot

Technorati Tags: christopher hitchens No, not George Bush: Christopher Hitchens, who became an idiot in 2001 (well, some would say earlier!) and an American more recently than that. He wrote this article in yesterday’s...

American idiots

This just in from the BBC: the American military have managed to put backs up in Afghanistan by dropping footballs covered in various flags, including that of Saudi Arabia, which contains the shahada. Needless...

Pipes supports terrorists

Daniel Pipes: Unleash the Iranian Opposition This is an article by Daniel Pipes in the Jerusalem Post, plugging the so-called People’s Mujahideen (or Mujahideen-e-Khalq), an organisation banned as a terrorist group in the US...

What the West fought for

The BBC’s news programme File on 4 today ran a feature on aid to Afghanistan since the war, and reveals how difficult Afghanistan has become to live in since the fall of the Taliban....

Inside Bush’s Iraq

The project | Iraq | Guardian Unlimited This is the second part of Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s exposé of how the “Coalition” managed Iraq - in this case, by filling important positions in the Coalition Provisional...

Nick Cohen: crude parodies and a thinly veiled agenda

There are two extracts from Nick Cohen’s forthcoming book What’s Left? published in last Sunday’s Observer, in which he has a weekly column. For anyone who is not familiar with his writing, he is part of the same tendency as Paul Berman (of Dissent magazine and the author of Terror and Liberalism) and Christopher Hitchens; that is to say, he is from a left-liberal background but supports recent western military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and accuses the left generally of betraying its principles in its opposition to them. Until the early 2000s his columns had a strong pro-civil liberties stance and concern for asylum seekers; after the demonstrations against the war in Iraq in 2003, he denounced the Stop the War coalition of being an alliance of the “enemies of economic freedom” (the Socialist Workers) and the “enemies of sexual freedom” (the Muslim Association).