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Obama Moves to Start Iraq Pullout
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has given his national security team a new mission to end the war in Iraq, nearly six years after U.S.-led forces invaded, but he held off ordering a troop withdrawal right away to hear concerns and options from his military commanders. On his first full day in...
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It's Not Hillary, It's The Policy Stupid!
The media obsession over who's in and who's out of consideration for the Obama Cabinet brings the admonition on the famous "War Room" wall of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign to mind: "It's the Economy Stupid!" Those of us eagerly awaiting relief from the debacle called the Bush...
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Doves Keep The Faith as Obama Team Tilts Right
Leading opponents of the war have mostly been silent as president-elect Barack Obama, who first built his national image on the foundation of his early opposition to the Iraq war, assembles a group of national security hands that is anything but a team of doves. It's a disorienting moment for the...
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Antiwar Groups Fear Barack Obama May Create Hawkish Cabinet
Activists note that most of the candidates for top security posts voted for the 2002 resolution authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq or otherwise supported launching the war.
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War Funding Would Break Dem Promises
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is about to lead her party into a major showdown over Iraq funding by violating two Democratic campaign pledges in one fell swoop. To the critics, whether anti-war activists or House Republicans, Pelosi has made her feelings clear: Get over it. This week's...
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It's Time to Challenge Gen. Petraeus
Dear Members of the House Armed Services Committee, As a former member of your Committee, I urge you to pursue some of the troubling questions that were left unanswered by General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker during today's hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. The most serious is...
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Congressional Democrats Swing and Miss on Capitol Hill
If you think the most pressing question facing the country is what uniform Roger Clemens will wear in the Hall of Fame, you would love today's action on Capitol Hill. That was among the questions the Major League Baseball pitcher faced today before a House Oversight Committee carried live on...
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Contrary to the Headlines: There Will Be No Retreat From the Anti-War Movement on Iraq
A foolish headline in today's Politico suggests that the anti-Iraq War movement is planning a retreat. Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm the national director of one of the largest anti-war coalitions in the country, Win Without War , and I can tell you we're not retreating one inch...
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Anti-War Groups Retreat
After a series of legislative defeats in 2007 that saw the year end with more U.S. troops in Iraq than when it began, a coalition of anti-war groups is backing away from its multimillion-dollar drive to cut funding for the war and force Congress to pass timelines for bringing U.S. troops home. In...
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Win Without War
Ok, so we are making progress. We didn't learn that the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq was completely wrong until after we had invaded the country in the worst foreign policy debacle in American history. Now we learn from the just released National Intelligence Estimate -- "Iran: Nuclear...
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