Some of our special stories in February that focused on the neocons’ bid to reassert influence, the drone debate, reflections on Iraq War lies, and dark historical chapters of the Reagan administration.
“The Lesson in Hagel’s Inquisition” by Robert Parry, detecting a neocon attempt to reassert a fading influence. Feb. 1, 2013.
“Richard Nixon’s Even-Darker Legacy” by Robert Parry, exposing some of history’s secrets regarding a disgraced president. Feb. 2, 2013.
“Colin Powell: Conned or Con-Man?” by Ray McGovern, revisiting Powell’s infamous Iraq-WMD speech. Feb. 4, 2013.
“How the Iraq War Was Sold” by Melvin A. Goodman, describing how the Washington Post continues to promote a war of aggression. Feb. 5, 2013.
“Guardrail Design Raises Concerns” by Daniel J. Goldstein, reporting on a dispute over highway safety. Feb. 6, 2013.
“Requiem for Cambodia’s Crafty King” by Don North, reflecting on the death of Prince Sihanouk. Feb. 6, 2013.
“How Secrecy Corrodes Democracy” by Robert Parry, criticizing the excessive application of the government’s secrecy stamp. Feb. 6, 2013.
“Drone Memo Puts Brennan on Spot” by Ray McGovern, noting the CIA Director-designate’s key role in assassination policy. Feb. 7, 2013.
“Blurring the Blame for Iraq War” by Melvin A. Goodman, dissecting the stubborn misinformation used to justify war. Feb. 7, 2013.
“Empire of Panic and Illusion” by Phil Rockstroh, lamenting how Americans seek security through weapons not interaction. Feb. 9, 2013.
“Brennan’s Bumbling Case for Terror War” by Melvin A. Goodman, reporting on an inept defense of counter-terror policies. Feb. 9, 2013.
“John Brennan’s Tenet-Like Testimony” by Ray McGovern, critiquing the CIA Director nominee’s evasive testimony. Feb. 9, 2013.
“Obama’s Problematic Drone War” by Paul R. Pillar, questioning the effectiveness of a controversial tactic. Feb. 10, 2013.
“To Obama: Close the Deal with Iran” by Ray McGovern, suggesting that the time is ripe to finalize a nuclear settlement with Iran. Feb. 12, 2013.
“Hyping Iran Nukes, Again” by Robert Parry, citing some of the usual neocon suspects in beating more war drums. Feb. 14, 2013.
“How Neocons Messed Up the Mideast” by Robert Parry, revealing new documents on how the neocons got started on President Reagan. Feb. 15, 2013.
“The L’Enfant Plaza Hotel Mystery” by Robert Parry, exposing Robert McFarlane’s role in a secret Israel-to-Iran channel. Feb. 17, 2013.
“Thin Line: Good/Bad Guy with a Gun” by Robert Parry, citing how an ex-LAPD cop explodes an NRA myth. Feb. 18, 2013.
“A Long Pursuit of the Real Jesus” by Rev. Howard Bess, revising how he understands the Gospels. Feb. 21, 2013.
“How Reagan Promoted Genocide” by Robert Parry, disclosing how President Reagan coached the Guatemalans on political murder. Feb. 21, 2013.
“Brennan’s Loose Talk on Iran Nukes” by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, questioning sloppy wording on Iran and North Korea. Feb. 22, 2013.
“Eyes Wide Shut on the Iraq War” by Ray McGovern, recalling a moment in 2003 when the curtain was briefly raised on the Iraqi reality. Feb. 24, 2013.
“The Shortsighted History of Argo” by Robert Parry, explaining how the “Best Picture” missed the bigger Iran story. Feb. 25, 2013.
“Framing the Torture-Drone Debate” by Coleen Rowley, noting the continued influence of neocons over Washington’s perceptions. Feb. 26, 2013.
“Making ‘Other America’ Fail” by Robert Parry, writing on how Republicans have sought to defend “Real America.” Feb. 26, 2013.
“Neocon Veto Fails to Block Hagel” by Robert Parry, explaining the outcome of a nasty nomination fight. Feb. 27, 2013.
“The Neo-Confederate Supreme Court” by Robert Parry, exploring the false history behind the Court’s assault on voting rights. Feb. 28, 2013.
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