Archive for the ‘War’ Category

Iraqis Showing the Route to Peace/Progress with Massive Infrastructure Project?

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After 12 years of war, Iraq may be showing America and the rest of the world the path to peace: Iraqi’s are building an entire city, Bismayah, just outside Baghdad. The massive infrastructure project has already created hundreds (thousands?) of new construction jobs (and hundreds more tangential jobs, related and non to construction) and once […]

 
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June 8, 2015
Posted in: General, Infrastructure, Jobs, Middle East, National Security, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, War

GOP Desperately Needs You to Forget How the Iraq War Started. Woodward: I found no lies.

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First it was “Benghazi!”, and the unmitigated OUTRAGE on the Right over the deaths of four Americans on 9/11/12 on the watch of a Democratic president (9/11/01? Four THOUSAND dead under a Republican President and Republican Congress? That’s not an “outrage”, that’s something to campaign on!) Next was Jeb Bush last week desperately hoping to convince everyone that “everybody” […]

 
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May 25, 2015
Posted in: Election, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, War

OKC Bombing 20 years later. Remembering Right Wing Inspired Domestic Terrorism

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Remember when terrorists were lily-white Conservative Americans? Religious fanatics and neo-Nazi’s alike, the people we had to fear most in this world weren’t the ones in the Middle East providing us with all that lovely oil, it was anti-government militia groups, bombing abortion clinics, the Olympic Park in Atlanta and a federal building in Oklahoma City. Those same gun-toting […]

 
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April 20, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

If Hillary is nominee in 2016, she has my vote. Here is how to win my SUPPORT.

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At the start of the 2008 presidential race, I was a Hillary Clinton supporter. I was a “Health care Reform” voter and she had made reform a key plank in her campaign. But as the race dragged on (with the help of Republican’s engaging in what Rush Limbaugh coined “Operation Chaos”), the debate turned nasty between her and […]

 
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April 13, 2015
Posted in: Election, Politics, Rants, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me, War

Just IMAGINE the Howls of OUTRAGE by GOP had Dems Invited Jacques Chirac to Lobby Congress Under Bush

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Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress regarding our Iran policy, invited by the GOP without informing the President of the United States first. Likewise, Netanyahu himself did not bother to tell the President he was coming, learning of the visit only after he was told by staffers and […]

 
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March 2, 2015
Posted in: National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Terrorism, War

STUNNING VIDEO: Kristol claims “Iraq was safe and peaceful when George Bush left.” Seriously.

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My eyebrows hit the ceiling: “OMG! Did he really just say that???” Resident Right-Wing Chief Revisionist Historian and iconic Chicken-hawk Bill Kristol actually said during yesterday’s episode of ABC’s ThisWeek that “George Bush left Iraq safe & peaceful when he left office in 2008.” You think I’m kidding? Watch: Kristol: “Bush left Iraq safe & peaceful” […]

 
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February 23, 2015
Posted in: Middle East, myth busting, National Security, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, War

Are Oil Prices Returning To Their Pre-Bush Trajectory?

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A number of “concern trolls” on the Right and on Wall Street have been desperate to find ways to paint the recent plunge in oil prices as a BAD thing worthy of “serious concern” (remember when they WANTED to bring down the price of oil with their 2008 “Drill here. Drill now!” campaign rhetoric and Newt’s promise of […]

 
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January 19, 2015
Posted in: Economy, myth busting, Seems Obvious to Me, War

When Your Only Tool for Peace is a Military Hammer…

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This past week saw the bloody attack on French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and a nearby Jewish deli by three Muslim extremists (trained by ISIS… or was it AQAP? No one seems to be sure) out to “avenge The Prophet!” for being depicted in a cartoon (question: If no one if allowed to draw “The Prophet”, how do you know that’s a cartoon of […]

 
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January 12, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Religion, Terrorism, War

Dear Torture Advocates: Not only does it not work, it makes things worse.

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On March 23, 2003… three days into the invasion of Iraq, Private Jessica Lynch was captured by Iraqi forces following an ambush of her convoy. Publicists in the Bush Administration spun an elaborate tail of how “Blood & Guts” Lynch fired her weapon “til she emptied her clip” of ammo (Lynch had actually done no such […]

 
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December 15, 2014
Posted in: Crime, myth busting, National Security, Party of Life, Right-Wing Insanity, Scandals, Terrorism, War

No Arming Syrian Rebels. Have we learned *nothing* from Iraq?

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Two famous proverbs haunted me all last week:  “Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.” – Edmund Burke, Irish Statesman (1729-1797)  “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over & over, and expecting a different result each time.” – Author Rita Mae Brown (1983) as quoted by […]

 
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September 22, 2014
Posted in: Middle East, National Security, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Sunni Violence Against Americans Is Not New (2006 video)

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This past week was packed wall-to-wall with Neocons and former “Bushies” alike criticizing President Obama for the rise of ISIS/ISIL. Senator McCain is still  blaming President Obama for “pulling all of our troops out of Iraq in 2011” without leaving any residual forces behind… a claim that frustrates me to no end. The fact no one in the media ever challenges […]

 
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September 15, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, War

Republicans think “the world changed” on September 11th. No it didn’t. 17 months later it did.

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The world did not change on September 11th. Maybe for Republicans it did, but for the rest of us, we were just as concerned about terrorism on September 10th as we were on September 11th. Just because Republicans were suddenly & violently awakened as to just how serious a threat “terrorism” was on “9/11” doesn’t mean […]

 
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September 10, 2014
Posted in: General, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Terrorism, War