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Goodman: U.S. Intelligence Used for Propaganda

by Melvin A. Goodman

The Topeka-Capital Journal, Jan-05-2004 | Article

The worst intelligence scandal in U.S. history has shaken the Bush administration's credibility and promises to complicate U.S. foreign... Read More »

Power Without Statesmanship Will Not Gain Peace

by Wayne Smith

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Nov-23-2003 | Article

Immediately after the 9-11 terrorist attacks there was an outpouring of support for and solidarity with the United States. The world faced a new threat, and, it was believed, the United States would now, as it had during the Cold War, lead the way in confronting it, consulting with its allies and working carefully within the United Nations system as it did so.... Read More »

A Cry For 'Justice'


South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Oct-10-2003 | Article

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's recent New York statements --that "Islam as a religion is being targeted and pilloried," that the Islamic world has an obligation to reform the religious schools "that preach hatred" and that it must "shun militancy and extremism" but for that to be feasible "the West must join us by helping to resolve all political disputes involving Muslims with justice" -- deserve to be pondered and acted upon.... Read More »

The White House, Congress and the CIA

by Melvin A. Goodman

The Washington Post, Oct-01-2003 | Article

Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center forInternational Policy, discusses the misuse of intelligence and the need to protect CIA operatives.... Read More »

Arrogance, Deceptions Still On Display


South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Sep-26-2003 | Article

Just as President Bush's ever-changing reasons for our pre-emptive attack on Iraq without the United Nations' imprimatur have dissolved in a cloud of denial, now he has ignored his past actions and gone to the U.N. defiantly demanding funds and troops to extricate himself from the unplanned-for Iraqi reconstruction and restoration of order.... Read More »

Right! It Was All Wrong

by Wayne Smith

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May-24-2003 | Article

During his recent visit to Iraq and other countries in the Middle East, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld chided those who had criticized the conduct of the war by giving Winston Churchill's famous words a new twist. "Rarely," said Rumsfeld, "had so many been so wrong about so much."... Read More »

Weapons Failure

by Melvin A. Goodman

Baltimore Sun, May-22-2003 | Article

WASHINGTON - It now appears that the so-called "clear and present danger" of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) did not exist and that French and German critics were correctly skeptical of the U.S. argument for the use of force.... Read More »

Crackdown in Cuba

by Wayne Smith

The Nation, May-12-2003 | Article

The arrest and long-term imprisonment of dozens of dissidents in Cuba and the rapid execution of three men who had attempted to hijack a boat were deplorable. Over the past few years, there had been an encouraging trend toward greater tolerance of dissent in Cuba.... Read More »

How Not To Encourage Liberalization In Cuba

by Wayne Smith

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Apr-16-2003 | Article

The arrest and long-term imprisonment of dozens of dissidents in Cuba and the execution of three men who attempted to hijack a boat represent so glaring an overreaction on the part of the Cuban government as to suggest a certain degree of irrationality, for they harm the Cuban government more than anyone else.... Read More »

Provocation, war spawned Cuba crackdown

by Wayne Smith

Baltimore Sun, Apr-15-2003 | Article

BEFORE LAST month's deplorable crackdown on dissidents in Cuba, the situation there had seemed to be inching toward somewhat greater tolerance.... Read More »

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