George W Bush

Iraq Inquiry Main Findings Show Tony Blair Knew Iraq Invasion Would Make The UK Less Safe

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics

Tony Blair was told invading Iraq would increase the terror threat against the UK, relied on intelligence that was flawed, and decided to take militar...

Chilcot Report: Who Are The Key Players In The Iraq War Inquiry

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK

Some seven years in the making, the long-awaited report into the UK’s involvement in the Iraq War will finally be published. On Wednesday morning, S...

Seven Ways Trump Follows in the Footsteps of Ronald Reagan

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

As we enter the general election Trump will increasingly resemble Reagan in any case, for the same negative claims made against him: that he is an extremist, that the White House is no place for a low-brow entertainer, that he is too unpopular with too many. The revival of the US probably rests on how the people react to that view, just as they did some thirty-five years ago.

George W. Bush Attacks Donald Trump's 'Bluster', Makes Jokes At His Own Expense

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Politics

George W. Bush returned to the frontline of American politics on Monday evening, coming to the aid of his brother Jeb's faltering White House bid with...

2015: A Year in Review

Gerry Flynn | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Gerry Flynn

Well, that's it. That's all folks, 2015 trundled to an abysmal end - you can all take off your 3-D glasses now and dispose of them along with any hope...

George W. Bush Returns To Give His Opinions On The Republican Presidential Candidates

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Bet you never thought you'd be glad the see this guy's face again, but with the current crop of Republicans who might end up being President of the US...

Donald Trump Blames George W. Bush For 9/11 Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump has blamed former President George W. Bush for the 9/11 attacks, saying the Twin Towers “came down during his time.” Spea...

UK Plc Shutting Up Shop: A Cheerless Time for Human Rights Activists Around the World

Neil Durkin | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

In the 19th century it was British democracy protesters being cut down, now it's Saudi bloggers and protesters being lashed and facing public decapitation. With the Foreign Secretary wanting to raise a cheer for British business in places like Iran and China, I think jailed activists around the world are in for a cheerless time.

Welcome Back to the War Against Terror

Richard Howitt | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Howitt

As this week's dialogue takes place, Europe must reaffirm that short-cutting human rights through short-term security responses alone, can never be a long-term answer to the terrorist threat. The war against terror may indeed have returned. But the difference this time is that it's a war which Pakistan appears to have declared against itself.

Fresh 'Evidence' Saudi Regime 'Knowingly' Aided In 9/11 Attacks

AP/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

NEW YORK –- Fresh evidence from the lawyers of the victims of the September 11 attacks could corroborate information redacted in the near-mythical 2...

Why the Chilcot Inquiry Won't Satisfy Us

Denis MacShane | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Will 2015 finally see the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq war? Certainly not this side of the election it now seems. Why is it taking so long? ... Sadly there is no single truth, no burning dossier, no transcript that will allow closure on the Iraq war.

Obama Under Pressure To Declassify Redacted Pages Of 9/11 Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- President Obama is under pressure from a bi-partisan group in Congress that is demanding the infamous 28 pages of redactions in the offici...

Putin Jokes A Stroke Survivor Is Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK

In the middle of his annual press conference designed to restore some standing as Russia's currency plummets, Vladimir Putin suffered a pretty spectac...

Torture Is Torture - Regardless of Who Does It

James Snell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
James Snell

Some of these horrors make agonising reading - but it is incorrect to say that they defy description. In the cold, expressionless language of the Senate report, even blunt, mechanical phrases can contain the key to understanding a world of pain. 'Rectal feeding' is one. 'Stress position' is another. Through reams of inert prose, an appalling picture of abuse is built up and solidified.

This ISIS Movie Is The Must-See Trailer Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Comedy

"For too long now, the political elite have had their heads buried in the sand and take the people for granted," writes LibLabCon on its website. "...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Is the US Presidential Turkey Pardon a Big Load of Baloney?

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Two turkeys are currently selected and pardoned each year, in case the first choice turkey becomes unavailable. This is not due to media commitments, or a career on Fox News, but a nice way of saying that one of them might die.

'F*** You And All Your False Patriotism': Jon Stewart Blasts Fox News In Style (Again)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Fox News are not happy that Barack Obama saluted troops while he also happened to be carrying a coffee cup. Not happy at all. And here's the con...

Work for the American Government? Listen In

Alastair Sloan | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Call me a whistleblowing geek - but I keep a poster of Daniel Ellsberg on the board above my desk. I'm an independent freelance journalist, and in the...

The Real Reason Behind the Islamic States Existence.

Phill Hudson | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

If we continue to feed this monster it will become much more problematic to defeat. Our leaders and the public who oppose military intervention now will only be repeating the mistakes we made in the 1930's by not stopping the Nazis before they became too powerful to stop quickly and effectively causing catastrophic loss of life totaling 60 million civilians and soldiers.

George W Bush Undergoes Water Torture. For Charity.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Politics

George W Bush has joined the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds for ALS awareness and - we'd like to think - pay a little tribute to all those water-...

We Tortured Some Folks...

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Barack Obama's now rather famous phrase from the end of last week is quite something... Torture is a worldwide scourge, affecting three-quarters of the world. Acknowledging that it's as wrong when used against "terrorism suspects" as it is against political opponents or even minor criminal suspects is... well, progress.

A Century of Warfare: Analysing America's War Record Since WWI

Brad Linzy | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

As Randolph Bourne said when writing about World War I in 1918, war is the health of the state. As America's power has grown, so has its propensity for war. Regardless of the debates about the justness or morality of war, the numbers have shown peace to be the exception in America while war has been the rule, making this last century since the start of World War I undeniably a century of warfare.

The Iraq World Cup and the Crime of the Century

David Lawley Wakelin | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Lawley Wakelin

Sadly and quite tragically the prospect of a Brazil-Argentinean world cup football final appears far less enticing than the greatest battle for decades that is about to kickoff just north of Baghdad between the Sunni's and the Shias.

Iraq Crisis: West's Continued Interference Fuels the Unrest

Tony Clarke | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Clarke

At the moment, the need to stop the bloodshed is far greater than any desire for perfect multifaceted Muslim nations. But, if there is a hope of fixing Iraq's damaged democracy and creating an Iraq and a Syria where Kurds, Shia and Sunni Muslims can live in peace together, then the UK and the US need to learn its lessons and keep our distance.