George W Bush

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 17.12.2014 | 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 25.11.2014 | 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 24.11.2014 | 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 t...

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.

Chilcot Inquiry: Read George Bush And Tony Blair's Letters

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Sir John Chilcot's inquiry into the Iraq War may have decided not to publish correspondence between George W Bush and Tony Blair - but fortunately, th...

Blair And Bush Iraq War Talks To Be Disclosed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

An agreement has been reached over disclosing sensitive documents detailing discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush. Sir Jeremy Heywood, the...

Jack Sommers

Publish Iraq War Report, Ex-Blair Attorney General Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A former minister in Tony Blair's government has said the report of the official inquiry into the Iraq War must be published immediately, after prolon...

Who Throws A Shoe? Hillary Clinton Gets The George Bush Treatment (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Hillary Clinton managed to dodge being hit by a shoe as she addressed a crowd in Las Vegas. The former Secretary of State cracked jokes after the ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Music 'Used To Torture Terror Suspects'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Exposure to music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers was reportedly one of the torture techniques used by the US Government on terror suspects. Speaking ...

George W Bush May Have Copied His Paintings From Google Images

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech

The work of the West's most improbable artists, George W Bush, has already been derided as "very simple-minded" and now it turns out they're pretty un...

Ukraine Crisis Shows Obama Does Not Believe in American Exceptionalism

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

On his first overseas trip as president in 2009, Barack Obama was asked by a foreign journalist whether he subscribed to American exceptionalism, the idea that America has a unique role to champion freedom and democracy...

Five Principles and 38 Influential Quotations for the Modern Politician

Davis Mukasa | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Davis Mukasa

With the Sochi Winter Olympics well under way and the conduct of our global leaders and their policies firmly in the spotlight, I thought it'd be helpful to produce a guide to some abiding political principles, quotations and notes that aspiring politicians and politicos can use to make sense of the madcap crazy political world we live in. Enjoy.

Sharon: Defined in Five Key Punches

David Abrahams | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Abrahams

Sharon was neither the devil nor the saviour depicted by opposing sides. He was brave, stubborn, frightening and extraordinary. In a world where modern politicians lack loyalty and backbone, he will leave a gap. What now for the region? Netanyahu is yet to prove himself a visionary.

Ned Simons

David Cameron Claims 'Mission Accomplished' In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has claimed British troops have achieved their mission in Afghanistan, more than 10 years after they were first deployed. The prime m...

Nelson Mandela's Memorial And The Axis Of Hope For World Leaders

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

They were once enemies who joined only in their mutual hate, philosophical intolerance and political distrust of one another. But in a few hours, N...

New Zealand's Leader Questioned Over Apartheid Amnesia

Yasmine Ryan | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmine Ryan

John Key refuses to even discuss with the media his stance on apartheid at the time of Mandela's imprisonment. Key, of the conservative National Party, will be attending the funeral as the leader of the NZ delegation. Yet Key is irritated by the fact that media continues to ask him about the issue.