One of the truly awful things about the Bush years is the pathologies that have been unleashed by 9/11. The vilification of Muslims often directly but more often by implication has been a persistent feature of political discourse, embraced by Republicans primarily but also by many Democrats like Joe Lieberman. If any single reason were... 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.