I believe that Usama bin Laden said at one point that the way to destroy the Great Satan was to attack its economy. Does anyone seriously believe the currently more than $1.3 trillion bailout(s) are going to accomplish anything more than putting the US deeper in debt at a time when the country is fighting... Read More
It is easy to indict the American people for conniving at fast and loose behavior on Wall Street, but there is a danger that blaming everyone means no one is to blame. According to the "blame everyone" line of reasoning, Americans became addicted to the easy credit from Wall Street, becoming so greedy in the... Read More
Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London. In addition to TAC, where he has been a contributing editor for nine years, he writes regularly for Antiwar.com. He is currently Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and resides with his wife of 32 years in Virginia horse country close to his daughters and grandchildren.