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Deja Vu All Over Again: Anybody Listening?
The news that NATO members are essentially ignoring misguided American calls for more military support in Afghanistan is entirely logical. Hopefully, it will also prove instructive to an Obama administration that seems determined to escalate the war there despite widespread skepticism at home and...
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One More Red Flag: Bribes, Kickbacks, Profiteering, aka Reconstruction
In Afghanistan, mismanagement, incompetence and corruption have claimed up to a third of the $15 billion already spent on so-called reconstruction, international aid workers say. Along with wasting an obscene amount of money, the flawed rebuilding efforts have also deepened Afghan resentment toward...
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NY Post's Racist Cartoon
Published today by the New York Post which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News Channel. NY Post cartoon seems to link Obama to dead chimp By KAREN MATTHEWS NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Post is standing behind a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a...
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Uh, Sorry, Could You Make That Another Five Billion? Or Sixteen, Maybe?
General Motors told the Federal government Tuesday it may need over $16 billion more to stay afloat, bringing its total federal loans to $30 billion. Even then, it will have to cut 47,000 jobs and close five plants. The same day, Chrysler said it needs $5 billion more, bringing its total bailout to...
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While There's Still Time
Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films has launched "Campaign: Rethink Afghanistan" to urge more public debate and Congressional oversight hearings on what increasingly looks like escalating American involvement in Afghanistan. They are also airing a series of online debates between prominent writers...
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On Obama's Afghan Escalation: 'Stop Digging'
Former Maine Democratic congressman Tom Andrews (Disclosure: I was his Chief of Staff when he served in Congress) , now the chair of Win Without War , put out this statement this afternoon: Clearly, U.S. policy in Afghanistan has failed, as numerous reports point to security conditions that have...
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Too Bad Irony's Dead
Illuminating the tantalizing possibility that the mighty just, yet, still, possibly fall, Trump Entertainment filed for bankruptcy protection today after missing deadlines for a $53 million interest payment and (clearly undeserved) grace period. Trump Entertainment, whose market value has plummeted...
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Cheney Pissed Off at Bush?
According to Tuesday's New York Daily News , Dick Cheney is pissed off at George Bush for refusing to pardon convicted felon Lewis (Scooter) Libby: Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter' Libby full pardon BY Thomas M. Defrank DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF WASHINGTON...
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An Entirely Appropriate Caution. More, Please.
Despite Pentagon expectations of a quick buildup, President Obama is said to be carefully weighing increased American involvement in Afghanistan before making any decisions. Obama and his aides are now questioning key elements of a longstanding Pentagon request for more troops, showing a caution...
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US Foreclosure Image is 2008 World Press Photo
From the Independent/UK today: This picture by US photographer Anthony Suau, for Time won the World Press Photo of the Year 2008 award, it was announced by the organisers on 13 February 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. US Economy in Crisis: Following eviction, Detective Robert Kole must ensure...
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