Dirty bomb – not!

by Gordon Prather -- Jose Padilla was arrested two years ago at O'Hare International Airport by the FBI on a "material witness" warrant. Padilla was alleged to have met with senior al-Qaida more…

What really caused Tenet's departure?

by Gordon Prather -- If you thought the neo-crazies had lost control over President Bush, think again. A neo-crazy delegation – headed by Richard Perle – marched up to the White House more…

What's a neocrazy to do?

by Gordon Prather -- When President Bush declared war on terrorism, he pledged to prevent regimes – such as North Korea, Iran and Iraq – from providing chemical, biological or nuclear weapons more…

Gulf War III

by Gordon Prather -- American Likudniks have been "examining" the consequences to our national security of an Israeli "pre-emptive" strike against certain Iranian facilities and programs, all now subject to an International more…

Bush Doctrine failure

by Gordon Prather -- If you were transfixed this week by the goings-on at Abu Ghraib prison – reopened last year under new management – it may have slipped your notice that more…

The Bush Doctrine's
tangled web

by Gordon Prather -- You're probably wondering what connection there could possibly be between the Cox Report of 1999, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Vice President Cheney's recent trip to China. The Cox more…

When intelligence is disinformation

by Gordon Prather -- During the Cold War, Soviet intelligence agencies sometimes provided us "disinformation" – false information, intended to obscure the truth. Hence, there were frequently sharp differences of opinion within more…

Tenet's 'slam-dunk'

by Gordon Prather -- Ernest Hemingway once defined "sin" as "something you feel bad about, afterwards." On the evidence presented in Richard Clarke's "Against All Enemies," and in Bob Woodward's "Plan of more…

Strange bedfellows

by Gordon Prather -- The neo-crazies want to invade Iran and the loony-lefties want universal nuke disarmament. So, strange as it seems, they have each charged that if the Iranians are "allowed" more…

It's the Pakistanis, stupid!

by Gordon Prather -- Former counterterrorism "czar" Richard Clarke outlined to the 9-11 Commission the strategy he urged on Condoleezza Rice – the incoming director of the National Security Council staff – more…