In Case You Missed These Stories
Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing so many stories, some readers say they miss some that fly by. So, each month, we'll point out some special stories from the previous month.
Here is a selection from September 2010, focusing on the resilience of the American Right, the ninth anniversary of 9/11, and the failure to learn lessons from history:
"Beck's Washington Monument Myth" by Jonathan Schwarz, fact-checking Glenn Beck's "history." (September 1, 2010)
"How the Right Still Frames Iraq" by Robert Parry, noting how President Obama's withdrawal speech skirted criticism of the invasion. (September 1, 2010)
"CIA's 'Red Cell' Hypocrisy on Terror" by Robert Parry, noting the spy agency's long history supporting political violence. (September 4, 2010)
"Blair Reveals Cheney's War Agenda” by Robert Parry, extracting some clues of Dick Cheney's plans from Tony Blair's memoir. (September 6, 2010)
"Petraeus Spins the Afghan War Mess" by Barbara Koeppel, puncturing Gen. Petraeus's upbeat assessment of the long war. (September 7, 2010)
"Islam Basher Claims to Unmask Cleric" by Robert Parry, examining Steven Emerson's wild charges about the planned Islamic center near Ground Zero. (September 10, 2010)
"America's Excessive Fear of the World" by Jonathan Schwarz, questioning why Americans remain so scared nine years after 9/11. (September 11, 2010)
"Would Jesus Hate Muslims?" by Rev. Howard Bess, lamenting the xenophobia that has gripped U.S. Christians. (September 11, 2010)
"NYT Pushes Confrontation with Iran" by Robert Parry, detecting the latest war drums beating for another conflict in the Middle East. (September 11, 2010)
"America's Decoupling from Reality" by Robert Parry, reviewing a troubling historical trend in U.S. media/politics. (September 15, 2010)
"Nixon's Vengeful War on Marijuana" by William John Cox, tracing President Nixon's assault on the counter-culture's drug of choice. (September 16, 2010)
"A Campaign to Free Bradley Manning" by Ann Wright, a retired Army colonel who praises the accused leaker to WikiLeaks. (September 17, 2010)
"Lee Hamilton, the Unwise Man" by Robert Parry, questioning the wisdom of former Rep. Hamilton's obsession with bipartisanship. (September 17, 2010)
"TNR's Peretz Reveals Mideast Bigotry" by Lawrence Davidson, exposing the Islamophobia of The New Republic's Martin Peretz. (September 20, 2010)
"Colin Powell's Tolerance of Murder" by Robert Parry, challenging the convention wisdom about Powell's moderation. (September 21, 2010)
"New FBI Raids in War on Dissent" by Coleen Rowley, asking if anything was learned from Bush-era repression. (September 26, 2010)
"How Bush Holdovers Trapped Obama” by Robert Parry, about the tricks that locked President Obama into a wider Afghan War. (September 27, 2010)
"Mystery of a 'Disgraced' War Reporter” by Don North, the intriguing tale of a WWII correspondent who went behind enemy lines. (September 28, 2010)
"Israeli Commandos Accused of Murder” by Gareth Porter, describing the findings of a UN report on Israel's raid at sea. (September 29, 2010)
"CIA Analysts Shut Out on Afghan War” by Ray McGovern, noting the absence of a CIA assessment on the Afghan conflict. (September 30, 2010)
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