| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year misrule of the oil-rich African nation of Libya appears finally to be nearing an end. The rebels' surprisingly swift advance into the capital, Tripoli, over the weekend brought large parts of the government's last...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:18 PM
I imagine she would still look the same.
My flatmate was in her early 20s when I saw her last, and less than a decade has passed since then. When I see crowd photos of the uprising in Libya, I scan the faces to check for hers — smiling or yelling...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 8:34 AM
He said Saddam Hussein had "reconstituted nuclear weapons." He said Saddam was working with al-Qaida. He predicted U.S. troops occupying Iraq would be "greeted as liberators." Six months in to the occupation, after things went bad, he said there was...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 1:28 PM
In his new memoir, Dick Cheney presents himself as someone who understood that the 9/11 attacks changed the world. Those attacks, he says, made it clear: "We had to do everything possible to be sure they (the terrorists) never got their hands on weapons...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 9:17 AM
Updated below with response from Wasserman Schultz' spokesman.
Congressman Allen West is once again going after Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with unusually strong language.
During a radio talk show interview in Houston on Monday,...
| Oct 12, 2011
Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 8:43 PM
(Reuters) - The Obama administration denied a news report on Saturday it had made a final decision to pull almost all U.S. troops out of Iraq by a year-end withdrawal deadline.
The White House and Pentagon both denied an Associated Press report citing...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:28 AM
SIRTE, Libya -- Muammar Gaddafi made his final dash for freedom shortly before dawn prayers. Libya's leader, a few dozen loyal bodyguards and the head of his now non-existent army Abu Bakr Younis Jabr, broke out of the two-month siege of his hometown...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 10:30 AM
I am shocked by your editorial stating the death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of the rebels who deposed him was the best possible outcome and that "had he been captured alive, the nation's fledgling leaders would have been forced to...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:01 PM
President Barack Obama's announcement Friday that American troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year was greeted with jeers in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail from Republicans who said the U.S. was ignominiously bowing to...
| Oct 25, 2011
And so it ends. The United States is leaving Iraq.
I'm solidly in the camp that sees this as a strategic blunder. Iraqi democracy is fragile and Iran's desire to undermine it is strong. Also, announcing our withdrawal is a weird way to respond to a...