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Bush '00-'04

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A 'Long War' Against Whom?
Looking toward his second term, George W. Bush is eliminating skeptical voices within his administration as he leads the nation deeper into what one  senior U.S. general candidly calls the "Long War" against Islamic extremism. But how high a price -- in money, blood and liberty -- must the American people be prepared to pay, and is there a better course? December 31, 2004

Iraq Plan '03: Troops Home Christmas '04
Wishful thinking has been the hallmark of George W. Bush's Iraq War from the start. A painful reminder is that about 140,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq on Christmas 2004, when Bush originally projected that all Army brigades would be home with their families. Now, that final Christmas homecoming for U.S. troops in Iraq has been put off indefinitely. December 24, 2004

Bush's 'Perception Management' Plan
George W. Bush's purges at the CIA and the State Department give him even tighter control over the information that will be presented to the American people to justify his policies in Iraq and elsewhere. Bush's grip over what Americans will know represents a test of how far a leader can go in controlling a population through "perception management" strategies. November 18, 2004

Bush the 'Infallible'
George W. Bush's chief political appeal to his followers may be paradoxically the same characteristic that many critics despise: his sense that he is above the rules that apply to other people – or other countries. His supporters, still traumatized by the Sept. 11 attacks, seem to want a president who doesn’t care what anybody else thinks. October 31, 2004

Bush's Endless 'Predictive' Wars
The  Bush Doctrine supposedly calls for the United States to engage in "preemptive" war when confronted by a "gathering" or imminent threat. But George W. Bush's recent remarks show that his real vision is to wage "predictive" wars, when threats are simply hypothetical possibilities in the future, a strategy that could lead to endless warfare. October 12, 2004

France Bashing, Again!
Hoping to regain his political momentum, George W. Bush is trying to associate John Kerry with France. But the ploy risks reminding voters that France was among traditional U.S. allies urging Bush to be less rash in his rush to war with Iraq, advice many Americans now wish Bush had followed.

Bush: Deceptive or Delusional?
In the presidential debate, George W. Bush resumed his practice of misrepresenting the facts about the Iraq War. It was like he flashed back to the good ol' days before his WMD allegations were disproved, raising anew the question of whether he can't separate fact from fiction or just cynically knows he can lie to the American people without consequence. October 2, 2004

Bush Trims a Tale
Addressing the U.N. General Assembly, George W. Bush didn't have the nerve to offer the bogus history of the Iraq War that he routinely pitches to the American people. Bush dropped his war-justifying lie that Saddam Hussein barred U.N. weapons inspectors in the months preceding the invasion in 2003. September 23, 2004

Bush's Bloody Flip-Flop
George W. Bush and his White House advisers overruled the judgment of the U.S. Marine commander in Iraq last April, ordering him to launch a retaliatory assault on Fallujah. Three days later, the Bush administration reversed course, pulling the Marines back and ceding control to the insurgents. By then, however, six Marines and scores of Iraqi civilians were dead. September 14, 2004

Bush's 'Broken Toys'
George W. Bush continues to benefit from a widespread misunderstanding of how the Iraq War developed and how the CIA failed in its mission to accurately assess dangers. Washington is still suffering from denial over the reality that the CIA and the national press corps have become "broken toys." July 31, 2004

Iraq Zeroes in on Vietnam Analogy
The strange "sovereignty" ceremony in Iraq and George W. Bush's staged reaction at the NATO summit got the headlines. But the underlying reality is that the U.S. military is again stuck propping up a "sovereign" puppet regime that couldn't survive on its own, much the same as four decades ago in Vietnam. July 6, 2004

Bush's 'Apex' of Unlimited Power
Looked at in total, the Bush administration's legal memos are asserting that George W. Bush possesses the inherent right to imprison, torture or kill anyone he chooses, anywhere in the world. It is an assertion of personal power unprecedented in history -- with the Nov. 2 election now looming as a referendum on whether the American people endorse this "apex" of presidential authority. June 15, 2004

Bush Sr.'s Iraq-Iran Secrets
Former President George H.W. Bush is the man with the secrets about the cross-currents of political intrigue that intersect the Middle East from Iraq to Iran to Israel's Likud Party. But his son says he doesn't need advice from his old man as the Iraq War goes from bad to worse. May 25, 2004

Iraq's 'Sovereignty' Mirage
The Bush administration is touting the hand-over of Iraqi "sovereignty" on June 30 as the next sign of hope for its Iraq War policy. But is this event a real transfer of power to Iraqis or just a cosmetic makeover for the occupation, a way to buy time from American voters? May 18, 2004

Washington the Unaccountable
The Iraq War stands out from other political-military disasters in one striking way: there has been virtually no accountability exacted from senior administration officials for a string of costly mistakes. George W. Bush refuses to admit errors by himself or his senior aides. May 7, 2004

Apocalypse Again
With revelations about sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners and heavy loss of civilian life in Fallujah, George W. Bush's Iraqi adventure is coming to resemble a sequel to the Vietnam War epic, "Apocalypse Now." Madness and hypocrisy are supplanting any high-minded principles about freedom and democracy as the war meanders toward a new heart of darkness. May 4, 2004

The Bush Doctrine's Vietnam Paradox
Rather than admit error, George W. Bush is pressing ahead with his own version of the Vietnam paradox about destroying the village to save it. In Iraq, Bush is determined to impose "freedom" on the Iraqis no matter how many have to be killed, jailed or terrified. April 12, 2004

Bush's Tet
The uprisings across Iraq mark a turning point in the war, much as the Tet offensive in Vietnam did in 1968. Both offensives were more than military operations. They shattered the reassuring stories being pitched to the American people back home. April 9, 2004

Never Having to Say 'Sorry'
National security adviser Condoleezza Rice seems to have picked up George W. Bush's lifetime aversion to admitting mistakes. Rather than acknowledging the obvious -- that she didn't do all she could have to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks -- Rice is joining her boss in rejecting criticism and refusing to say, "I'm sorry." April 5, 2004

Bush & the L-Word
George W. Bush and his team are quick to accuse his critics of lying, as they've done to former counter-terrorism chief Richard Clarke over Bush's handling of the war on terror and to Sen. John Kerry over his comment that world leaders wish for Bush's defeat. But an opposite standard applies to applying the l-word to Bush. March 29, 2004

Bush's Terror Hysteria
In a speech on the first anniversary of the Iraq invasion, George W. Bush gave Americans a glimpse of the future that he sees ahead: one of near endless war with him leading the forces of good in a fight to the finish with the forces of evil. March 22, 2004

Bush's Iraq Getaway
The first anniversary of the invasion of Iraq finds U.S. troops still absorbing casualties, the Iraqi people teetering on the brink of civil war, the U.S. press corps avoiding a self-critical examination of its role, and George W. Bush scouting around for a political getaway. March 16, 2004

Bush's Democracy Hypocrisy at Home
While claiming to export democracy to Iraq, the Bush administration has undercut democracy at home where the debate about life-and-death issues of war and peace is dominated by bogus information and ridicule of dissent. January 5, 2004

Bush & Democracy Hypocrisy
George W. Bush is now presenting the War in Iraq as a noble plan to bestow democracy on the Iraqi people. But there are troubling indications that Bush's pro-democracy rhetoric may be just a new sales pitch to justify the war to the American people, after the collapse of other rationales, such as trigger-ready weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi ties to al-Qaeda. December 22, 2003

Iraq: Quicksand & Blood
Thrashing about for a strategy on Iraq, the Bush administration is looking back two decades to the bloody counterinsurgency wars in Central America. Some of those strategies are already being employed while others -- like reliance on local "security forces" to carry out the dirty work -- may be hard to duplicate in a Middle Eastern country. November 13, 2003

Why U.S. Intelligence Failed
Unlike the Tom Clancy thriller "Sum of All Fears," the real-life CIA has not battled valiantly to ensure that U.S. national security decisions are informed by the best possible intelligence. With its traditions for objectivity eroded by a quarter century of conservative pressures, the CIA's analytical division failed the nation with a faulty assessment of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. October 22, 2003

France, Bush & Drunk Driving
The France-bashing over its opposition to the Iraq War has evolved into a trendy theory that France is becoming America's new enemy. But perhaps France was simply playing the role in the popular drunk-driving slogan: "Friends don't let friends drive drunk." France might have just been trying to keep the keys of war away from George W. Bush. September 25, 2003

Bush's New War Lies
No longer able to sell the earlier reasons for war -- such as Iraq's supposed stockpiles of trigger-ready weapons of mass destruction -- George W. Bush has adopted new emotional appeals to sway the American people. But the new rationales are no more truthful than the old ones.

Bush's Floundering Doctrine
As American soldiers die almost daily in Iraq, George W. Bush's doctrine of preemptive war is coming face to face with the hard realities of a complex world. But Bush shows little sign that he is learning lessons from the mounting death toll as he continues to cast the problem of the Middle East as a simplistic showdown between good guys vs. bad guys. September 3, 2003

Lying -- A Bush Family Value
George W. Bush may have learned one important lesson from his father -- that their powerful family connections allow them to skirt the truth and lie with a confidence that most politicians don't enjoy. The younger Bush, however, may be testing the limits of that strategy. July 18, 2003

Bush's Iraqi Albatross

As U.S. troops are tied down in Iraq, the image of George W. Bush in his Top Gun costume threatens to become an albatross dragging down his bid for a second term. But there are other political factors -- both pro and con -- that could ultimately decide Election 2004. By Sam Parry. June 25, 2003

Bush & the End of Reason
The chasm opening between what George W. Bush claimed was true about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and what U.S. forces are discovering on the ground is so huge it defies the Vietnam-era phrase of "credibility gap." In this case, it's more as if Bush is leading the nation to a new era, beyond the Age of Reason. By Nat Parry. June 17, 2003

America's Matrix
Like the humans in the "Matrix" movies, many Americans are caught up in a faux reality that keeps them under control with images and emotions that conceal the truth. The manipulation of public opinion during the Iraq War was a case in point. June 2, 2003.

Empire vs. Republic
New U.S. political battle lines are forming as diverse groups -- ranging from old-line conservatives to liberals and leftists --  challenge George W. Bush's plan for a global American empire. To these now-outgunned skeptics, it's a battle for the survival of the American republic. April 21, 2003

Bush's Alderaan
The decimation of the outmatched Iraqi army is a message to other countries that cross George W. Bush, that death and destruction will be their fate. In that way, Iraq is playing the role of Alderaan, the hapless planet in the original Star Wars movie. April 8, 2003

Bay of Pigs Meets Black Hawk Down
George W. Bush seems to have learned the wrong lessons from previous debacles, from the Bay of Pigs in 1961 to the "Black Hawk Down" fiasco in Somalia in 1993. March 30, 2003

International Law a la Carte
The Bush administration is voicing outrage over alleged Iraqi violations of the Geneva Conventions in broadcasting videotapes of U.S. POWs. But the complaint is selective. By Nat Parry. March 25, 2003

Bush's 'Double Jeopardy' for U.S. Troops
George W. Bush is putting U.S. troops in a "double jeopardy" if he orders them to invade Iraq without U.N. authorization. Not only will they be facing life and death situations, but they will be opening themselves to possible war-crimes charges in the future. Editorial. March 17, 2003

Missing U.S.-Iraq History
As U.S. forces prepare to invade Iraq, the American people might first want to know some of the hidden chapters of recent U.S.-Iraqi history, including evidence that three U.S. presidents may have encouraged Saddam Hussein's aggression against his neighbors. February 27, 2003

Bush & an 'Irrelevant' U.N.
George W. Bush demands that the United Nations prove its "relevance" by endorsing a war with Iraq. But the choice of accepting "preemptive" war or standing on the sidelines could lead to the U.N.'s irrelevance whichever decision is made. By Sam Parry. February 13, 2003

Iraq's 'Liberation Day'
George W. Bush says a U.S. invasion of Iraq will bring "liberation" to the Iraqi people, but it also could devastate the country. By Nat Parry. February 5, 2003

Richard Milhous W. Bush
Richard Milhous Nixon set an infamous standard for spying on Americans and abusing the powers of the Presidency. But Nixon wouldn't have dared dream of the sweeping authority being claimed by George W. Bush. December 1, 2002

Bush's Life of Deception
The major news media has finally reached the conclusion that George W. Bush can be "malleable" with the truth, especially in his comments about Iraq. But the problem of Bush's dishonesty is far deeper, tracing back through his privileged life in which there has been little accountability for lies and deception. November 4, 2002

Deeper Into the Big Muddy
Lacking the discipline to express himself carefully, George W. Bush is offending allies and alarming enemies, as he leads Americans into the "big muddy" of international crises. A case in point is the North Korean nuclear weapons mess. October 27, 2002

Misleading the Nation to War
George W. Bush sold his case for war with Iraq as a way to make Americans safer by eliminating one possibility that weapons of mass destruction might fall into the hands of terrorists. But Bush and aides covered up another side of the risk equation: that a preemptive war may hasten the day terrorists get those lethal weapons, a judgment held by CIA analysts. October 15, 2002

The Politics of Preemption
George W. Bush's doctrine of preemption against enemy states already has a domestic corollary -- questioners become targets of harsh criticism from right-wing pundits whose goal is to shut down a full debate.  October 8, 2002

Bush's Nuclear Gamble
The Bush administration has convinced many Americans that an invasion of Iraq is needed to reduce the threat of terrorists getting hold of a nuclear bomb. But the reality could be just the opposite: an invasion could hasten the day that the Bomb falls into al-Qaeda's hands. September 30, 2002

When Silence Isn't Golden
Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela says he couldn't get a call through to the vacationing George W. Bush, who shies away from these discussions. So Mandela called Bush's father to warn that his son is bringing "chaos" to the world. September 4, 2002

Bush's Environmental Blow-Off
George W. Bush's decision not to  join 100 world leaders at this week's Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, is one more step in his go-it-alone foreign policy. August 26, 2002

Twice as Bad as Hoover
George W. Bush's first 18 months are smashing historical records for declines in the benchmark S&P 500, nearly doubling the decline experienced during the first 18 months of President Herbert Hoover, who led the nation into the Depression. July 23, 2002

The Bush Effect
European and other investors are pulling out of the U.S. stock market as they lose faith in both American economic and political institutions -- a phenomenon that could be called the Bush Effect. July 3, 2002

Bush's Grim Vision
George W. Bush once joked that he would like to run the United States like a dictatorship. As he asserts unilateral power at home and abroad, it looks more and more like he wasn't entirely kidding. By Nat Parry. June 21, 2002

Bush Did Try to Save Enron
Bush's supporters have successfully spun the Enron collapse as a financial, not a political scandal. But the record is clear: Until the Enron bankruptcy, the Bush White House did what it could to promote Enron's interests. May 29, 2002

The Training-Wheel President
Major U.S. news outlets are reluctant to take George W. Bush to task for failing to respond effectively to a pre-Sept. 11 attack warning, as they keep treating him like a toddler whose two-wheeler is kept upright by training wheels. May 20, 2002

Bush's Bono Act
A small promised increase in U.S. foreign aid is being hailed as an important change of heart for George W. Bush. But was this latest Bush conversion sincere or was it the minimum price to be paid for a photo op with U2's Bono? By Nat Parry. March 20, 2002

Marching Into Georgia
George W. Bush's "crusade" against evil is headed for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, where U.S. troops have been tasked to root out alleged al-Qaeda operatives amidst Chechens rebels and refugees. The morally murky conflict illustrates the dangers that the war on terrorism could make worse. March 13, 2002

Bush's Endless War
A recent Gallup poll of the Muslim world finds a growing resentment of the U.S. As Bush expands the war beyond Afghanistan, some are beginning to wonder whether military strikes are making matters worse. By Sam Parry. March 8, 2002

Bush's Return to Unilateralism
After the Sept. 11 attacks, the world rallied to the U.S. side and gave broad support to America's counterattack in Afghanistan. But in the aftermath, the Bush administration has risked the success of the longer-range war on terrorism by alienating many allies with a return to unilateralism. February 18, 2002

Bush and Ken Lay: Slip Slidin' Away
Since Enron's demise, the White House has been trying to rewrite the history of Bush's relationship with Enron's disgraced former Chairman Kenneth Lay. But the record details a public-private partnership that is as close as any in modern American politics. February 6, 2002

'Heartland Values,' Again?
Back on the road, George W. Bush has dusted off his old rhetoric about the "heartland" being a special place that understands the values of personal responsibility, a pitch that sounds especially off-target in the wake of Sept. 11. January 15, 2002

Missed Opportunities of Sept. 11
George W. Bush is basking in praise for the U.S. military's success in ousting the Taliban and scattering Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. But the advantage over terrorism may be short-lived because its root causes continue to be ignored. January 13, 2002

Enron's India Disaster
Enron's sudden fall from grace has made it a dirty word in American business. But in India, Enron has long been viewed as a heavy-handed company expert at manipulating local politicians and overriding the interests of everyday citizens. December 30, 2001 

The What-If's of Sept. 11
History took a dangerous turn with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But could the tragedy have been avoided -- and have Washington's political-journalistic elites learned any lasting lessons? October 18, 2001

An Agnew-Nixon Solution?
George W. Bush's economic strategy is dragging down the stock markets and costing Americans trillions of dollars in lost stock value. Is it time to consider an Agnew-Nixon solution? Editorial. July 15, 2002

The Training-Wheel President
Major U.S. news outlets are reluctant to take George W. Bush to task for failing to respond effectively to a pre-Sept. 11 attack warning, as they keep treating him like a toddler whose two-wheeler is kept upright by training wheels. May 20, 2002

Missed Opportunities of Sept. 11
George W. Bush is basking in praise for the U.S. military's success in ousting the Taliban and scattering Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. But the advantage over terrorism may be short-lived because its root causes continue to be ignored. January 13, 2002

Dissing Democracy
Major news outlets have gone silent about their presidential-election recount stories following the disclosure that they misunderstood the plans of a key judge and thus mistakenly reported that George W. Bush would have prevailed. December 5, 2001

The What-If's of Sept. 11
History took a dangerous turn with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But could the tragedy have been avoided -- and have Washington's political-journalistic elites learned any lasting lessons? October 18, 2001

Bush's 'Crusade'
So far, the United States has adopted a measured response to the mass murders of Sept. 11. But the unspoken question remains: Can George W. Bush  avoid serious missteps that could further endanger the world?  September 25, 2001

The Economy's 'Dolt Factor'
With the U.S. economy slumping, George W. Bush is expressing concern for the average American, but there's doubt he has the skills to lead the nation out of hard times.  September 9, 2001

W Makes Fun of a Bald Guy
In a first for televised presidential news conferences, George W. Bush livened up his session with the press by making a balding young reporter the butt of a joke. August 27, 2001

Breathing Life Into Kyoto
The rescue of the Kyoto Protocol and the Bush administration's opposition to other treaties could diminish the U.S. role in world affairs. July 27, 2001

Killing Kyoto
As new global warming talks get underway, many observers believe the Bush administration has gone beyond opting out of the Kyoto Protocol and is now intent on killing the agreement outright. July 18, 2001

'Going Back to Crawford'
With Democrats seizing the political initiative, George W. Bush has warned Republicans that he's ready to go back to his ranch in Crawford, Texas, if he doesn't get his way on conservative policies. July 6, 2001

Misleading on Kyoto
The Bush administration's rejection of the Kyoto global-warming treaty was accompanied by a misleading critique. By Sam Parry. July 2, 2001

Who's Trustworthy?
George W. Bush's effusive praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin backfired, raising questions about the trustworthiness of both men. June 26, 2001

What Business in Guatemala?
White House aides are trying to portray their boss as a more seasoned world traveler who did business in Guatemala. June 15, 2001

Doctrinaire Unilateralism
The new U.S. foreign policy pursues a go-it-alone unilateralism -- to the dismay of many U.S. allies.  June 14, 2001

The Dubya Doctrine
Self-interest has replaced larger goals in the Bush administration's foreign policy.  June 11, 2001

'Real Men' Don't Conserve
George W. Bush has found himself in the unlikely role of clarifying someone else's words: those of Vice President Dick Cheney. May 15, 2001

W: Inarticulate or Deceptive?
A combination of about-faces on some issues and Bush's famed imprecision on others has made it nearly impossible to get a fix on what the administration is saying, or in Bush’s case, whether he knows what he’s saying. May 6, 2001

Civility & Double Standards
As George W. Bush completes his first 100 days in office, he is benefiting from the civility that he vowed to bring to Washington, though some see his easy treatment as a double standard. April 25, 2001

Alaska’s Refuge Held Hostage & W’s War on the Environment
George W. Bush's first budget reads like a battle plan against the world's environment. Drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is still a  chief objective. By Sam Parry. April 12, 2001

W's Latest Unjust Reward
A new analysis of Florida "undervotes" actually shows Al Gore the narrow winner statewide using "clear-intent-of-the-voter" standards, but two newspapers subtracted the results from 3 1/2 counties to declare George W. Bush the winner, again. April 5, 2001

Bush's Brave Old World
George W. Bush was elected as a "compassionate conservative," but his right-wing policies are leaving many moderates feeling betrayed. April 3, 2001

W's Abortion 'Gag Rule'
George W. Bush's decision to impose an abortion "gag rule" on international family-planning groups is spreading alarm in the Third World. By Marta Gurvich. April 1, 2001

The Bush-Kim-Moon Triangle of Money
At odds over North Korea, George W. Bush and South Korean President Kim Dae Jung have one thing in common: behind the scenes, both have benefited from Rev. Sun Myung Moon's largesse. March 10, 2001

Emperor Commodus & President W
As George W. Bush declines to defend the legitimacy of his own election, some Americans may wonder if the Inauguration will seem more like the scene in "Gladiator" when Emperor Commodus is "honored" by Rome. January 12, 2001.

Rev. Moon, the Bushes & Donald Rumsfeld
Defense Secretary-designate Donald Rumsfeld criticizes President Clinton for not blocking North Korea's missile program, but Rev. Sun Myung Moon -- a Bush family benefactor -- allegedly was giving the communist leaders hard currency they needed. By Robert Parry. January 3, 2001.

A Bush Family Slip-Up
The official story is that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has stayed out of his state's electoral fray. But his father thinks otherwise. December 1, 2000.

W's Triumph of the Will
'President-Elect' George W. Bush has demonstrated how hardball politics can take precedence over the will of the voters. By Robert Parry. November 27, 2000.

George W. Bush: Nowhere Man
The Republican presidential nominee is not a man of international travel, though he may soon become the leader of the world's last superpower. October 29, 2000

Bush's Mysterious $40 Trillion
George W. Bush uses some fuzzy math to justify his claim that Al Gore's Social Security plan will produce a $40 trillion debt by 2050? By Sam Parry. October 28, 2000

Protecting Bush-Cheney
While bashing Al Gore at every turn, the national press corps has turned a blind eye to lying and hypocrisy by Gov. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. By Sam Parry. October 16, 2000

Bush, Coal & the Internet
Without attribution, George W. Bush cites dubious coal-industry data to justify his energy plan. By Sam Parry. October 9, 2000

George H.W. Bush, the CIA & a Case of State Terrorism
A new CIA report reveals close ties between the CIA under director George H.W. Bush and the mastermind of a 1976 terrorist bombing in Washington, D.C. By Robert Parry. September 23, 2000

The Bush Family 'Oiligarchy'
Part One: The Early Years

George W. Bush's run for the White House highlights the intersection between his family's political fortunes and its ties to Big Oil. By Sam Parry. August 14, 2000

The Bush Family 'Oiligarchy'
Part Two: The Third Generation

George W. Bush follows in his father's footsteps, launching his own oil ventures in preparation for his political career. By Sam Parry. August 15, 2000

The Bush Family 'Oiligarchy'
Part Three: Politics & Oil -- A Sequel

George W. Bush finds oil and politics a lucrative two-way street in Texas. By Sam Parry. August 19, 2000

The Bush Family 'Oiligarchy'
Part Four: At the Candidate's Ear

George W. turns to trusted oil industry advisers as he marches on the White House. By Sam Parry. August 20, 2000

Editorial: A Bush Family Book Burning.
November 17, 1999

Editorial: Like Father, Like Son.
The Bushes. October 18, 1999

Bush Family Politics.
Gov. Bush is the GOP great hope, but his pedigree is the key. By Robert Parry. October 5, 1999

Bush & the Condor Mystery.
A double homicide. By Robert Parry. October 5, 1999

Bush’s ‘Zingy’ One-Liners.
Anti-Clinton jokes. By Robert Parry. October 5, 1999

Clouds Over George Bush
Former president George Bush ducked a host of national security scandals -- from his days as CIA director through his one-term presidency. But those unanswered questions are relevant again, with Texas Gov. George W. Bush likely to restore his father’s foreign policy team to power if he wins the White House in 2000. By Robert Parry. December 29, 1998