Media Project Op-Ed

Iraq's involvement is unproven and improbable

Iraq's involvement is unproven and improbable
By Matthew Rothschild

October 25, 2001

It didn't take long for the hawks to seize on the anthrax attacks as a justification for the United States to go bomb Iraq.

Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, former CIA director James Woolsey, conservative columnist George Will and the Wall Street Journal editorial page all are shrieking for Iraqi blood.

But I don't buy it.

Low-income women need extended breast cancer services

Low-income women need extended breast cancer services
By Sanhita SinhaRoy

October 24, 2001

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer two days before her 52nd birthday. That was earlier this year. She has since undergone surgery, intense chemotherapy and radiation therapy, all of which left her weak and ill. She's better now, but many women with the disease are not so lucky.

War against terrorism not an issue of good vs. evil

War against terrorism not an issue of good vs. evil
By As`ad AbuKhalil

October 16, 2001

President Bush insists to the world that there are only two choices: you are either with "us" or with "them." Yet many people from the Middle East and Muslim countries stand opposed to both Osama bin Laden and Bush.

Both men speak of the conflict in striking Manichean terms: While Bush invokes the biblical language of "evil doers" versus the goodness that he ostensibly represents, bin Laden draws on the discourse of the 7th century wars between Muslims and pagans, whom he calls "infidels."

Many Muslims see both bin Laden and the U.S.

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