This Is Not the Job of Soldiers for Hire

New York Times,
November 26, 2002
Earlier this month, just as United Nations weapons inspectors were packing their trunks for Baghdad and the Pentagon was honing its invasion plans, a group of U.S. soldiers headed for home. The 45 Special Forces troops who had guarded Afghan President Hamid Karzai since summer — and already saved his life at least once —...

What if Bush were as eager to control guns as WMD?

New York Times,
November 21, 2002
NEW YORK — This week, as United Nations weapons inspectors returned to Iraq after a four-year absence, George W. Bush, bolstered by the midterm election mandate, reiterated the need to keep Iraq free of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) – by going to war if necessary. Disarming Iraq has become central to Bush’s controversial new...