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Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea
A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed. Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando...
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The American Century Is So Over: Obama’s Rudderless Foreign Policy Underscores America’s Waning Power
Irrespective of their politics, flawed leaders share a common trait. They generally remain remarkably oblivious to the harm they do to the nation they lead. George W. Bush is a salient recent example, as is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. When it comes to foreign policy, we are now...
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A Constitutional Conventional Candidate
The United States was called into being by a Continental Congress, which delegated Thomas Jefferson to draft a Declaration of Independence and then, courageously, embraced the radical document. But the United States as we know it did not take shape until 11 years after the declaration, when...
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Obama Urges Funds for Israel Shield
Barack Obama, the US president, has asked Congress for $205m to help Israel speed up construction of a new short-range anti-missile defence system, White House aides have said. The so-called "Iron Dome" project is designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells from the Gaza Strip and...
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Israel Provocation Gives US Leaders a Chance to Be Strong and Right
Advocates of Middle East peace are circulating a letter in the U.S. House of Representatives, urging President Obama to "continue your strong efforts to bring U.S. leadership to bear in moving the parties toward a negotiated two-state solution." The key word is "strong." It's easy enough to say we...
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US, Karzai Pledge Enduring Ties, Map Out 'Shared Future'
WASHINGTON - The United States and Afghanistan pledged Tuesday to forge ties that will outlast the withdrawal of US combat forces but raised mutual fears over Afghan government corruption and civilian casualties. On the second of his four-day, red-carpet visit, Afghan President Hamid Karzai sat...
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Blood or Treasure? Obama’s Crucial Choice in the Middle East
Writing about U.S. Middle East policy used to be a boring job. You'd start out with "The U.S. supports Israel's stand on..." and then just fill in the details. No longer. Many pundits claim to smell the winds of policy change blowing from the White House. Every word about the Israeli-Palestinian...
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This Oil Ride
1861 - The first major oil well in the world started pumping. Christened "Empire," it stood on Funk Farm in Pennsylvania. 1908 - The Anglo-Persian Oil Company discovered oil in Iran. This was the first major oil field in the Middle East. APOC would become the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, then British...
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Stop Robert Rubin Before He Kills Again
Robert Rubin is poisoning Washington again. The former Treasury Secretary who presided over the nearly-fatal deregulation of the financial industry -- then made $126 million nearly killing Citigroup -- had been keeping an appropriately low profile in the nation's capital ever since everything he...
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Iran a Threat? I Mean, Really?
With all the current hype about the "threat" from Iran, it is time to review the record -- and especially the significant bits and pieces that find neither ink nor air in our Israel-friendly, Fawning Corporate Media (FCM). First, on the chance you missed it, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has...
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