Bush's new "five-step plan" to "help Iraq achieve democracy and freedom" is not new, does not lay out serious steps to resolve the Iraq crisis, and will not bring about anything resembling democracy or freedom.
Historian and critic Tariq Ali traces the continuity of errors between Bush and Obama in their Middle East and South Asia policy.
From the plumes of corporate crude in the Gulf of Mexico, to the assault on migrants in Arizona, the U.S. appears locked in a continual state of emergency
Ironically, the loudest complainers about paying taxes become the most eloquent advocates of spending more on the military.
As the empire flails in unsuccessful efforts to control 'strategic areas' abroad, its internal politics have devolved into 'The Unreality Game'.