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Persian Gulf Folly Redux (1987)

Following is a piece I wrote in 1987 on the Reagan administration’s idiotic intervention in the Persian Gulf. Versions of this piece appeared in USA Today and the Detroit News. JUST ANOTHER AMERICAN SITTING DUCK by James Bovard Sentimentality now appears to be the soul of Reagan’s foreign policy. From charging into the Persian Gulf […]

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About That Happy Ending in Iraq….

The fairy tale narrative from much of the mainstream media over Obama’s Iraq announcement last week is ludicrous even by DC standards. The best retort to the prevailing hoopla is this great cartoon from the Washington Post’s Tom Toles James Bovard

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Our Know Nothing Foreign Policy (full text)

The American Conservative placed online today the full text of my review of Magic and Mayhem. Worst and Brightest Review of Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to Afghanistan, Derek Leebaert, Simon & Schuster, 336 pages By James Bovard In the decades since John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, foreign-policy experts have […]

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Why the Tea Party Should Despise George W. Bush

The Future of Freedom Foundation posted online today this article from the September issue of Freedom Daily – (also on Counterpunch) Why the Tea Party Should Despise George W. Bush by James Bovard The Tea Party movement is challenging politicians and political establishments in many parts of this country. Many Tea Party supporters define themselves […]

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A Better Book Cover Design for Bush’s Autobiography?

The Washington Post had a giant version of the cover of Bush’s DECISION POINT in its Style section today. Bush is trying to look solemn but I suspect he is going to a baseball game. I think this photo – entitled “Bush Swings by Congress” – I took at a January 2007 antiwar DC demo […]

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Pentagon’s Biggest Lie? “No Surprises” Expected from WikiLeaks

So the pre-leak spin by the Pentagon is that they have already disclosed everything important that will be revealed in the next WikiLeaks document super-dump. Obama’s Pentagon apparently believes that Americans are as gullible – if not mutton-headed – as the Bush Pentagon believed. No surprises expected in WikiLeaks Iraq war dump: Pentagon WASHINGTON | […]

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Will Obama Out-BS Bush on Iraq?

Popcorn sales are soaring across the nation because Obama will give a live Oval Office speech tonight on the U.S. victory in Iraq. I’m disappointed that Obama will not be giving the speech after climbing out of a jet wearing a flight suit, like George W. did with his “Mission Accomplished” speech in 2003. I […]

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