Peter Certo

Peter Certo is an editorial assistant for OtherWords and Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. www.ips-dc.org

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 3:15pm
Obama’s Dumb War
If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “ dumb .” Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has outdone his predecessors by spreading...
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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30am
Here’s Everything Wrong with the White House’s War on the Islamic State
If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call George W. Bush’s plans to go to war in Iraq what they were: “ dumb .” (The war was many other things too—illegal, cynical, not to mention disastrous—but “dumb” was pretty good for a guy running for...
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:20pm
SOTU: Obama Grades His Foreign Policy
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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:09pm
On the Fence About Syria? Read This!
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 9:54am
Three Strikes Against Apple
In college, I considered my Apple laptop a faithful, effective, and occasionally even fun machine. A year past graduation, this constant companion to late nights spent studying, working, or wasting time has aged into a decrepit device. Like the old Windows hourglass, its colorful pinwheel cursor consistently heralds interminable delays.
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