Does Bradley Manning Deserve a Fair Trial?

By |April 23rd, 2011|

It's hard to know what possesses Pres. Obama at moments like this, but for a commander in chief to weigh in on a soldier being held indefinitely and before his hearing is the height of unconscionable if you ask me. To remind everyone, Mr. Manning has not yet been convicted of any crime. You can [...]

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Since Arming Afghanistan Worked So Well, Why Not Libya?

By |March 30th, 2011|

UPDATED... REUTERS Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels. Also, Clinton said in a classified briefing to House members what I've already written, which is that Obama would have ignored any war resolution rebuffs and all attempts to inhibit executive power on Libya. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. [...]

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Steve Clemons on Jon Huntsman Presidential Run

By |March 28th, 2011|

Ben Smith has a piece up on Steve Clemons. I know Steve a bit, have been to his forums, parties and heard him speak innumerable times. He's one of the few making sense on Libya. What people do not realize about Clemons is that not only is he a tough foreign policy realist, which I [...]

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Obama Speaks to Nation on Libya Tonight

By |March 28th, 2011|

**UPDATED** Pres. Obama was forced political to speak tonight. It's the last thing he wanted to do. His Saturday address gives you the foundation on where he's likely to begin tonight. What he won't say is that without sustained military efforts the Libyan "rebels," the make up of which we haven't a clue, won't last. [...]

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Obama and Hillary, the Ongoing Saga

By |March 17th, 2011|

An article circulating today has one kernel of truth, though I can't vouch for the rest of it. It revisits Pres. Obama's performance last weekend from the Gridiron dinner. Great marketing stunt from Murdoch's minions over at The Daily. In "Oh, Hill No" comes this bit of stand-up from Pres. Obama, which refers to Clinton's [...]

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Hillary: No Second Term as Secretary of State

By |March 16th, 2011|

If asked she will not serve. From the interview with Wolf Blitzer, transcript at the link: Q- If the president is reelected, do you want to serve a second term as secretary of state? No Q- Would you like to serve as secretary of defense? No Q- Would you like to be vice president of [...]

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Trivial Pursuits in Times of Peril

By |March 15th, 2011|

"For my Dad, America was the land of opportunity, where the circumstances of birth are no barrier to achieving one's dreams," Romney said in a high-profile New Hampshire speech earlier this month. He added: "The spirit of enterprise, innovation, pioneering and derring-do propelled our standard of living and economy past every other nation on earth. [...]

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Anne-Marie Slaughter Slams Obama for ‘Fiddling’ on Libya

By |March 14th, 2011|

**UPDATED** When Democrats join with neoconservatives like Bill Kristol on Libya, as well as Michael Barone who accused Obama of voting "present" on Libya, all I can see is the ghost of Iraq preemption dancing in my head. Ms. Slaughter didn't learn squat from her support for the Iraq war and its devastating results. Her [...]

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OBAMA CENSORS STATE – PJ CROWLEY OUT

By |March 13th, 2011|

P.J. Crowley, spokesperson for the State Dept., has been shit-canned by the White House after honestly stating that PFC Bradley Manning's treatment "is ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid." Oh ri-ight, Crowley resigned. Got it? From CNN: P.J. Crowley is abruptly stepping down as State Department spokesman under pressure from the White House, according to senior [...]

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Atta Prez

By |March 13th, 2011|

Pres. Obama may have been delivering great one-liners at the Gridiron dinner last night. But earlier in the day he did something for women, for us all. Extending the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 is important, with Mr. Obama's statement in his radio address yesterday once again urging Congress to make women able to [...]

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