Day: May 9, 2011

Post-Bin Laden Peace Hopes Dim

U.S. demands for an Afghan “footprint” dims hopes that Osama bin Laden’s death had opened a path to peace, reports Gareth Porter. May 9, 2011

In Case You Missed These Stories

Once a month, we look back at some of the previous month’s specialstories. Here’s a selection from April.

US Policy Still Misreads the Middle East

By focusing on the how of “targeted killings,” not the why of Muslim anger, U.S. runs the risk of endless war, warns Lawrence Davidson. May 9, 2011

The Anti-War Message of Mother’s Day

The first Mother’s Day wasn’t a sentimental celebration of moms; it was a fierce call to end the horrors of war, writes Gary G. Kohls. May 8, 2011

The Curious Bush/Bin Laden Symbiosis

Special Report: George W. Bush engaged in a feckless eight-year pursuit of Osama bin Laden while using him for a political edge, says Robert Parry. May 7, 2011

America’s Need for a ‘Public Good’

America’s Christian churches have failed to provide moral leadership on behalf of a “public good,” observes Rev. Howard Bess. May 7, 2011

Politics of Revenge and Submission

Osama bin Laden is dead, but the decade-long “war on terror” has drained the life blood of the U.S. Republic, writes Phil Rockstroh. May 5, 2011

What Has Bin Laden’s Killing Wrought?

Exclusive: The U.S. killing of Osama bin Laden has created a new world of risks — and opportunities — observes Ray McGovern.┬áMay 5, 2011

From ‘Birtherism’ to Bin Laden

The 9/11 attacks deepened America’s distrust of outsiders and spurred a lust for revenge, both in the news, says Michael Winship. May 4, 2011

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