Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, Will Iraq's Oil Ever Flow? | TomDispatch is for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of our post-9/11 world and a clear sense of how our imperial globe actually works.

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Americans have largely stopped thinking about Iraq, even though we still have approximately 110,000 troops there, as well as the largest “embassy” on the planet (and still growing).  We’ve generally chalked up our war in Iraq to the failed past, and some Americans, after the surge of 2007, even think of it as, if not a success, at least no longer a debacle.  Few care to spend much time considering the catastrophe we actually brought down on the Iraqis in “liberating” them.

Noam Chomsky: “The Iranian Threat” Who Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace?

Noam Chomsky: “The Iranian Threat” Who Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace?

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Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Rogue States and Nuclear Dangers By Noam Chomsky  August 20, 2015

Introduction by Nick Turse

The first prime-time Republican primary debate of 2015 was an eye-opener of sorts when it came to the Middle East. After forcefully advocating for the termination of the pending nuclear deal with Iran, for example, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker unleashed an…

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Tomgram | David Bromwich, The Neoconservative Empire Returns

Tomgram | David Bromwich, The Neoconservative Empire Returns

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Playing the Long Game on Iran
The Neoconservatives, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Republicans Game the System By David Bromwich   August 23, 2015 Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here.

“We’re going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop.”

David Addington, the legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, made that declaration to Jack Goldsmith of the Office of…

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