Get Ready for the Next War

They're at it again: a Middle Eastern country is accused of having, aspiring to have, and wishing they had "weapons of mass destruction." Its leader is demonized as worse than Hitler. Its ambitions are described as virtually unlimited. And it is said to be threatening its neighbors – and the United States.

The same gang that lied us into war last time is preparing a rerun of the same nightmarish movie, only this time in a new location: Iran. Starring many of the same actors, this story line should sound eerily familiar to anyone who hasn't been under a rock somewhere. The same lies, mouthed by the same crew of warmongers, are uncritically broadcast by the "mainstream" media.

At, our job is to stay at least a step ahead of the War Party: we debunk their lies almost as fast as they can think up new ones. And we do a pretty good job of it.

But we can't continue to do our job without your support. The price of peace, as well as liberty, is eternal vigilance: and that is what is all about. We're standing sentinel on the ramparts of our old Republic as the War Party gathers below, waiting for their chance.

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Updated February 8, 2006 - 11:26 PM EST
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Exxon: US Will Always Rely on Foreign Oil
Olmert: We Must Separate From the Palestinians
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White House Hawks Oust Key State Dept WMD Experts
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Republican Who Oversees NSA Calls for Wiretap Inquiry
Juggernaut Gathering Momentum: Next Stop, Iran  by Ray McGovern
Who's the Bigger Hawk, George or Hillary?  by Joshua Frank
The Senate's Cowardly Lions
by Emily Bazelon
Gonzo's Bluff on Eavesdropping
by Julian Sanchez
How Conservatives Went Crazy
by Paul Craig Roberts
Seeking Truth on Wiretaps  by Aziz Huq

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