Ted Rall

  • After four decades of brutal dictatorship and eight months of deadly conflict, the Libyan people can now celebrate their freedom and the beginning of a new era of promise, President Obama said last week. The capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi prompted him and other US officials to congratulate ...

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  • Youd need a team of linguists to tease out the internal contradictions, brazen hypocrisies and verbal contortions in President Barack Obamas call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to relinquish power. The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but ... The but belies the preceding ...

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  • Why is it so easy for political leaders in the US to convince ordinary citizens to support war? How is it that, after that initial enthusiasm has given away to fatigue and disgust, the reaction is mere disinterest rather than righteous rage? Even when the reasons given for taking the US to war were ...

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  • One of the pleasures of travelling through the developing world is that things develop. They change. Theres always something new. Afghanistan is, depending on ones point of view, developing, deteriorating, or doing both at once. Example: Last August found me and two fellow Americans in a hired taxi ...

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