Views for 2008-10-12

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Frank Rich
The Terrorist Barack Hussein Obama
IF you think way back to the start of this marathon campaign, back when it seemed preposterous that any black man could be a serious presidential contender, then you remember the biggest fear about...
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Václav Havel
Water: A Source of Middle East Peace?
The global financial crisis may be grabbing all the headlines, but resolving it should not be allowed to crowd out other vital issues. In the Middle East, for instance, Israelis and Palestinians - as...
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Pierre Tristam
'Kill him!'? Silence as McCain/Palin Response is Deafening
Dissonance is the soundtrack of any faltering political campaign. Things get said to jar the ear and maybe shock the conscience. It grabs attention that reasonable coherence alone couldn't deliver...
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Christopher Brauchli
I Spy
Some of these men had become abstrusely entangled with the spying departments of other nations and would give an amusing jump if you came from behind and tapped them on the shoulder. - Vladimir...
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Mitchell Rofsky
Lies, Damn Lies, and (Conservative) Statistics
Is it revealing of how little the Republicans have to offer during these tough economic times that they have to distort economic statistic after economic statistic? It might be useful, during an...
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Joel McNally
GOP Battles the Spread of Democracy
One Bush administration cover story for going to war in Iraq to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in no-bid contracts for Halliburton and other corporate cronies was that it was to spread...
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Rick Salutin
Blowback from Afghanistan
In the U.S. "debates," it was the bleakest moment for me so far when Barack Obama said he lamented the war in Iraq because it "weakened our capacity to project power around the world." Not because it...
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