Ruth Marcus is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Washington Post, and a regular oped writer for the paper. Marcus is an attorney, who decided to remain in journalism rather than practice law. She identifies herself ideologically and politically as a liberal and as a Zionist. In her most recent oped (“U.N. court’s ruling…Read More
“The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train.” – Robert Lowell “The thing about tunnels is that if you keep moving through them, darkness eventually gives way to light.” – David Ignatius, Washington Post, July 19, 2023 The Washington Post’s senior international affairs columnist, David Ignatius, is one…Read More
The Washington Post’s oped writers on national security are mostly in agreement on the importance of challenging and even confronting China. Writers such as David Ignatius, Marc Thiessen, and particularly Josh Rogin favor greater defense spending and Indo-Pacific deployments to deal with the problem of China. They give little attention to the possibility of dealing…Read More
Josh Rogin’s oped in the Washington Post last week charged that the Biden administration seems to have forgotten about Syria these days,” asking “Does Biden even care about Syria”? It is difficult to imagine what the United States could do about a failed state such as Syria, and why it should be the responsibility of…Read More
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Two Wars, Five Losing Nations
The United States, complicit in Israel’s genocidal actions and sending conflicting signals regarding Ukraine and Gaza, is also losing in terms of influence and standing. The international community understands the hypocrisy of the Biden administration that condemns the terrorism of Russia but allows the terrorism of Israel. The United States has been Israel’s political shield on the global stage for the past 75 years. A New York Times editorial on Monday continued to support Biden’s most recent veto of a Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.
CIA’s Torture and Abuse: America’s Shame!
Lawrence Wright, the special counsel who investigated the Iran-contra scandal, concluded that the “failure to punish governmental lawbreakers feeds the perception that public officials are not wholly accountable for their actions. It also may lead the public to believe that no real wrongdoing took place.” This certainly applies to all those involved in CIA’s torture program.