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Colonizing Iraq: The Obama Doctrine?
Here's how reporters Steven Lee Myers and Marc Santora of the New York Times described the highly touted American withdrawal from Iraq's cities last week: "Much of the complicated work of dismantling and removing millions of dollars of equipment from the combat outposts in the city has been done...
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Why Can’t a Better Health Care Plan Be the Next Stimulus?
We bailed out the banks to the tune of 2 trillion dollars in the past year, put through an enormous stimulus bill, bailed out the European banks, put through yet another war supplemental, and never asked how we were going to pay for it. We just wrote a bunch of big checks. But now that it has come...
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Israel Has Right to Hit Iran: Biden
Israeli officials have welcomed comments by US Vice-President Joe Biden that America would not stand in the way of an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear plants. Mr Biden contradicted his country's most senior military commander, Admiral Mike Mullen, when he responded, three times, to questions...
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Republicans, a Threat to the Republic?
Sarah Palin's abrupt decision to resign as Alaska's governor - and her rambling explanation - underscore again how the Republican Party over the past dozen years has put up candidates for top national offices who are unqualified or ill-suited for those sensitive positions. Like Palin, George W...
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Anti-US Protest Marks Start of Biden's Iraq Trip
BAGHDAD - A fiery protest marked the start on Friday of US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq, with supporters of the Shiite anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burning the Stars and Stripes. Biden met General Ray Odierno, the top US officer in Iraq, and Christopher Hill, Washington's...
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Paramilitary Thug With Long History With Top U.S. Democrats Arrested for 'War Crimes'
Agim Ceku commanded “ethnic cleansing” operations in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, then headed an organization labeled “terrorist” by a senior US official. But top Dems made him their man in Kosovo.
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Tense Iran Braces for Anti-Ahmadinejad March
TEHRAN - Iranian opposition supporters staged a defiant rally against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election on Monday, with his defeated rival set to appear in public for the first time since the vote triggered the worst unrest in a decade. Iran's supreme leader has also ordered the country's...
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Changing the Discourse: First Step Toward Changing the Policy?
President Barack Obama's much-anticipated Cairo speech reflected a significant shift away from the ideological framework of militarism and unilateralism that shaped the Bush administration's war-based policy toward the Arab and Muslim worlds. His "not Bush" focus was perhaps most sharply evident in...
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Obama's Prison
Fyodor Dostoyevsky argued that the “degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” What does it mean when certain prisons are located on occupied territory and the treatment of prisoners are reminiscent of torture techniques used during the Spanish Inquisition?...
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What's So Funny about Washington?
A joke is a sometime thing, as wide as a church door or as delicate as a rose. The right or wrong word, too many or too few, their placement or emphasis can determine whether it's a total dud or fall down funny; the difference, as Mark Twain said, between the lightning bug and lightning. Too much...
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