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Afghanistan: U.S. Having Two Debates
AUSTIN — Afghanistan is to nation-building what Afghanistan is to war — pretty much the last place on earth you'd choose, if you had any choice at all. I point this out not to oppose the idea, about which I think we have no choice, but to underline that the task is hard, long and incredibly...
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Afghanistan: We Didn't Have To Do This
AS LONG AS WE STILL HAVE IT, I'm going to make the most of the First Amendment: What we are doing in, above, and to Afghanistan is short-sighted, counterproductive and immoral. That I am among a mere 6 or 10 percent of Americans (depending on the poll) who feel this way hurts my heart. The amount...
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New Targets of Terror: Media Outlets and a Poor Country to Build Back for Big Oil
Anti-U.S. sentiment, protests and anger are spreading across Pakistan even among anti-Taliban moderates and pro-western, English-speaking liberals. They wonder why the U.S. continues to bomb a poor country like their next-door-neighbor-to-the-west, Afghanistan. Today, as U.S. Secretary of State...
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No Glory in Unjust War on the Weak
TUCSON -- I cannot find the glory in this day. When I picked up the newspaper and saw "America Strikes Back!" blazed boastfully across it in letters I swear were 10 inches tall--shouldn't they reserve at least one type size for something like, say, nuclear war?--my heart sank. We've answered one...
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Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), gives a speech as he declares victory in the general election in Islamabad, Pakistan on July, 26, 2018. (Photo: PTI Handout) Views
Terrorists Should Be Tried in Court; Bombing Civilians Will Only Lead to Further Atrocities
The world is heading towards disaster if the sole superpower behaves as judge, jury and executioner when dealing with global terrorism.
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TV News: A Militarized Zone
When the bombing of Afghanistan resumed Monday night [Oct. 8], retired generals showed no fatigue at their posts under hot lights at network studios. On CNN, former NATO supreme commander Wesley Clark teamed up with Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd to explain military strategies; they were sharing their...
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Afghanistan: A War of Lies
A war that is supposed to help feed the desperate people of Afghanistan will in fact help starve them. A war supposedly brought on by Taliban intransigence was actually provoked by our own government. A war that the majority of the American people believe is about their grief, anger and desire for...
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Let's End Terror of Killing Now, Before Its Too Late
The talking heads on television discuss the imminent use of doomsday devices like chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Our specie's only hope for survival is to stop the cycle of killing before it lurches further out-of- control. I experienced World War II and the Cold War, but this is the...
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Why I Opposed the Resolution to Authorize Force
ON SEPT. 11, terrorists attacked the United States in an unprecedented and brutal manner, killing thousands of innocent people, including the passengers and crews of four aircraft. Like everyone throughout our country, I am repulsed and angered by these attacks and believe all appropriate steps...
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Bush's Orwellian Address: Happy New Year! It's 1984
Seventeen years later than expected, 1984 has arrived. In his address to Congress Thursday, George Bush effectively declared permanent war -- war without temporal or geographic limits; war without clear goals; war against a vaguely defined and constantly shifting enemy. Today it's Al-Qaida;...
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