Ahmed Wali Karzai Assassinated, U.S. General Reportedly Wanted him Burned

By |July 12th, 2011|

From the New York Times: For years, the American military has believed that public anger over government-linked corruption has helped swell the Taliban's ranks, and that Ahmed Wali Karzai played a central role in that corruption. He has repeatedly denied any links to Afghan drug trafficking. According to three American military officials, in April 2009 [...]

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Obama’s ‘Deal of the Century’ for Republicans

By |July 5th, 2011|

If you want one reason why Barack Obama doesn't deserve reelection this is it. If the Republican Party were a normal party, it would take advantage of this amazing moment. It is being offered the deal of the century: trillions of dollars in spending cuts in exchange for a few hundred million dollars of revenue [...]

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Senators Merkeley & Udall: ‘Let’s Not Linger in Afghanistan’

By |July 5th, 2011|

As a liberal who supported Pres. Obama's Afghanistan plan when he first began it, I simply do not understand how anyone can support it today, at least not when judging what's in U.S. interests. From their New York Times op-ed today: Nineteen months ago the president announced the surge strategy in hopes of stabilizing Afghanistan [...]

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‘John’ and the ‘Anatomy of a Lead’

By |July 5th, 2011|

Spectacular tale from the AP: Again and again, John and his team asked themselves who else might be living in that compound. They came up with five or six alternatives; bin Laden was always the best explanation. This went on for months. By about February, John told his bosses, including Panetta, that the CIA could [...]

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Let’s Play ‘Who’s More Pro-Israel?’

By |July 3rd, 2011|

Let's see, Gaza or gossip, which shall it be? For almost every news outlet this week it was the latter, while the former is where the action is. From James Zogby writing over at Huffington Post: When it comes to issues involving Israel, politicians in Washington can become quite hysterical, making the dumbest remarks or [...]

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PIGS FLY: No ‘War’ or ‘Hostilities’ in Libya, Just 801 ‘Strike Sorties’

By |July 1st, 2011|

Pres. Obama has been tying himself in knots over "no hostilities" or "war" in Libya since his latest military adventure began. Hey, but this is what happens when all people pay attention to is the mouthpiece media, which in the U.S. gets squeamish about challenging any administration on war. Let's face it, folks, war has [...]

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Governor of Afghanistan Central Bank Flees for his Life

By |June 28th, 2011|

**UPDATED** A group of people using bombs and small arms attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Tuesday, and fighting was ongoing with Afghan security forces, Chief of Criminal Investigation Mohammed Zahir told CNN. - Bombers attack luxury hotel in Kabul (update) From Foreign Policy: Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, the governor of Afghanistan's central bank, resigned his [...]

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Scrutiny on Bachmann Isn’t What Obama Faced

By |June 28th, 2011|

Politico has a piece today on Bachmann's thin legislative record. Fair enough to cover, but let's not pretend such things weren't overlooked for the boys. When George W. Bush ran for president, not only was his abysmal business record shrugged off, but the traditional press didn't pay any attention at all regarding Bush's very iffy [...]

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DADT Discharges Continue

By |June 27th, 2011|

From the Advocate: The Pentagon confirmed Monday that more service members have been discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" pending certification of the policy's repeal, with one individual's discharge approved as recently as Thursday. A total of four airmen have been discharged under the policy in the last several weeks, Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez confirmed [...]

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Obama Loses Dems as Reports of Gadhafi Assassination Plan Surface **UPDATED**

By |June 24th, 2011|

From Josh Rogin, a statement from the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce (update, 6.25.11): The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce call on Congress and the President to immediately end our war in Libya. The US has been engaged in hostilities for over 90 days without congressional approval, which [...]

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