The Early Days of a Better Nation

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Complications of Empire

From Afghanistan, a first-hand account of a complex situation.

On Iraq, Seymour Hersh reveals plans for a new Phoenix Program, advised on an equal-opportunity basis by former Mukhabarat officers and Israeli counter-insurgency specialists. Meanwhile, a popularly elected council in Karbala is brushed aside in favour of an alleged Ba'athist official, and US forces effectively withdraw from Samarra.

Respected Marxist scholar and pro-war leftist Norman Geras compliments and criticises my post on the pro-war left; I'll reply later. [Note: You'll find the above referenced post there, but Norman Geras has now moved his blog here.]

The antiwar right hosts an interesting academic panel on preventive war and empire.


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