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For all the accusations of hubris, there is something lugubrious about Tony Blair's view of the human condition. The British people seem to have little sense of their place in the world beyond uncritical support for America.
Self-deception is one of the characteristics of the Middle East narrative. Whenever wars and political upheavals tear the region apart, someone will claim that life is improving, that peace may yet be discovered. And so it is today.
It provokes extreme passions. From a country the size of Wales, conflicts and arguments touch lives
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A British officer is facing court martial because, after two tours of Iraq, he has concluded the war is illegal.
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He pays lip-service to peace and speaks of his country's need for security, but in reality Israel's
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Basra is slipping from the grasp of the British. They may contain or absorb some of the violence, bu
Getting rid of the whole bothersome process of trial and evidence would make policing a doddle
Downtown Beirut has been rebuilt, but behind the chic facade lurk tension and violence
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When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic.
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What was Donald Rumsfeld doing in Paraguay in August? One might imagine the US defence secretary had enough on his plate orchestrating the war on terror. In fact, Rumsfeld has been displaying an alarming degree of interest in Paraguayan affairs recently.
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