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Daily News Analysis

Pentagon cites ISIS as excuse to keep torture photos secret

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 07, 14362014-12-29

Hiding behind the excuse that ISIS might threaten Americans, the Pentagon refuses to release torture photos of detainees in Abu Ghraib prison. Those crimes were committed in 2003 when ISIS did not exist. In any case, ISIS is a creation of the US and its Arabian allies such as Saudi Arabia.

Special Reports

Obama’s speech portrays anticlimax of empire

Zainab Cheema

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14322011-06-01

For his May 18 speech on the Muslim East, US President Barack Obama gave his latest performance in the production titled (Steadily Weakening) Empire Strikes Back. His flowery words have long since lost their perfume and his grammatically complex sentences, such a heady delight after the linguistically-challenged Bush, now seem to fall as flat as an out-of-tune piano.

Perspectives

Lessons for the Islamic movement seven years after the invasion of Iraq

Iqbal Siddiqui

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. The invasion was no surprise of course; it was preceded by months of international politicking as the neo-con Bush administration tried to build international consensus for the war...

Editorials

The US’s gross hypocrisy over torture, rendition and so much else besides

Crescent International

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14262006-01-01

Sitting alongside US senator John McCain at a White House press conference on December 15, announcing that he would support a new law banning cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of terrorist suspects, president George W. Bush looked the very picture of reassurance. “We’ve been happy to work with [McCain] to achieve a common objective,” he said. “And that is to make it clear to the world that this government does not torture and that we adhere to the international convention on torture, be it here at home, or abroad.”

Editorials

Transfer of power in Iraq is no more than a cynical exercise in public relations

Editor

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

More than a century and a half later, George W. Bush is engaged in a desperate struggle to fool enough of the people enough of the time to control Iraq for long enough to secure the US's interests, while also getting re-elected as president in November, against a backdrop of increasing criticism from all quarters...

Reflections

Implications for Muslims of the US's humiliating defeat in Iraq

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

America has undoubtedly suffered a humiliating defeat in Iraq, even if no US soldier has yet actually left the country. It is enough that America has become the most hated country in the world today...

Special Reports

Abu Ghraib: details of torture emerging despite massive campaign of damage limitation

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

Images of American troops committing appalling atrocities against Iraqi captives at the Abu Ghraib have causes outrage around the world and sparked a massive damage limitation campaign in Washington. ZAFAR BANGASH discusses the implications of the revelations...

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