Congressional duplicity

by Gordon Prather -- While the European Union's Javier Solana and Iran's Ali Lanjani were making "good progress" towards an agreement that "will provide objective guarantees (to the EU) that Iran's nuclear more…

Persian Gulf War III

by Gordon Prather -- By September of 2002 every would-be mover and shaker in our nation's capital knew that Gulf War II would begin shortly after President Bush could claim, however implausibly, more…

Outrageous and dishonest

by Gordon Prather -- Last year our intelligence community produced – at the request of Congress – a National Intelligence Estimate which, inter allia, addressed Iran's nuclear programs. Although that 2005 NIE more…

Bolton and the vigilantes

by Gordon Prather -- Ever since the Soviet Union disintegrated, the United Nations and its enforcement agency – the Security Council – has more often than not thwarted what the neo-crazies wanted more…

John Bolton: Mission accomplished?

by Gordon Prather -- This year, Bonkers Bolton and his Gang of Three – the British, French and Germans – have managed to get the other members of the Interna-tional Atomic Energy more…

Cooking intelligence – again

by Gordon Prather -- Four years ago, President Bush ordered Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet to prepare a National Intelligence Estimate to be used to "justify" to Congress the pre-emptive war more…

Brits to Blair: Split with Bush

by Gordon Prather -- According to a poll conducted a week after the arrest of 24 Brits (of Pakistani origin) suspected of being involved in an alleged plot to blow-up American airliners more…

Homegrown 'Islamic fascists'

by Gordon Prather -- British authorities claimed to have thwarted this week a "homegrown" plot wherein suicide bombers were to "simultaneously" destroy 10 American airliners en route to the United States. Although more…

Bolton strong-arming the U.N.

by Gordon Prather -- Last week, thousands of angry demonstrators attacked the United Nations' headquarters in Beirut in an outpouring of grief, anger and frustration at yet another Qana massacre. Although not more…

Sandbagging the peace pipeline

by Gordon Prather -- The U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation Promotion Act, just overwhelmingly passed by the House, perversely begins by declaring that "it is the sense of Congress" that "sustaining" the Treaty on more…