Chairman Lieberman’s “War on Terror”; Profiles on Michael Ledeen, James Woolsey, a
September 16, 2008
Chairman Lieberman’s “War on Terror”
By Chip Berlet
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Independent Democrat from Connecticut and vigorous supporter of neoconservative-led advocacy efforts to push an expansive “war on terror” in the Middle East, has used his perch as chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security to push hardline counterterrorism policies that undermine First Amendment rights for dissidents across the political spectrum—and could have potentially far-reaching implications for how the United States prosecutes the “war on terror.” Read full story.
Ledeen left his longtime post as “Freedom Scholar” at the American Enterprise Institute in August for a position at the further-right neoconservative-led Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Woolsey, a former CIA director who calls the “war on terror” the “Long War,” is helping lead the effort to attract environmentalists concerned about oil consumption to the neoconservative view of U.S. security.
The former head of strategic initiatives in the Bush White House, Wehner has continued to champion the president’s foreign policies from his perch at the neoconservative Ethics and Public Policy Center.
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By Daniel Luban (Inter Press Service)
The recent U.S. raid into Pakistan targeting Taliban leaders might herald a new and potentially volatile expansion of U.S. military action in the region. Read full story.
Blowback from the “War on Terror” in Somalia
By Jim Lobe (Inter Press Service)
U.S. decisions in handling the situation in Somalia have led to a dangerous atmosphere that promotes radicalization, according to a new report. Read full story.
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